Warrington 44-12 Leigh: Player ratings and three major talking points

Warrington mauled Leigh 44-6, but how did the players rate and what were the major talking points?

1. How much difference a week makes

They were impressive against Wigan for the first-half last week, but Leigh tired in that game and the Centurions looked a lot more fatigued than their opponents Warrington with all the extra defensive work having to be done. Leigh were so far off the pace against the Wolves it was rather worrying. Warrington, meanwhile, improved drastically from their loss against Castleford.

2. Toby King should make the England squad

If his first two performances are anything to go by then Toby King should definitely be earning a call-up by Shaun Wane for the World Cup at the end of the year. The centre was pure quality once more against Leigh, forming a devastating partnership with Ben Currie down Warrington’s left edge and crossing for two tries.

3. Gareth Widdop may finally be settling in

He’s been under fire for more than a year after having a disappointing 2020, but Gareth Widdop looked the part, setting up numerous tries and making a number of breaks. Adorning outlandish pink boots, the halfback certainly took the limelight with an accomplished display.

Warrington Wolves
1. Stefan Ratchford – 8
2. Tom Lineham – 7
18. Jake Mamo – 8
4. Toby King – 9
5. Josh Charnley – 7
6. Blake Austin – 8
7. Gareth Widdop – 9
8. Chris Hill – 7
9. Daryl Clark – 8
10. Mike Cooper – 7
11. Ben Currie – 7
12. Jack Hughes – 7
13. Joe Philbin – 7
Substitutes
14. Jason Clark – 6
16. Danny Walker – 6
19. Rob Mulhern – 6
21. Rob Butler – 6

Leigh Centurions
1. Ryan Brierley – 6
2. Matty Russell – 7
3. Iain Thornley – 6
24. Keanan Brand – 6
5. Lewis Tierney – 6
6. Blake Wallace – 6
30. Ben Reynolds – 5
20. Adam Sidlow – 7
9. Liam Hood – 7
10. Mark Ioane – 5
11. Ben Hellewell – 6
18. Matty Gee – 6
12. Jordan Thompson -5
Substitutes
14. Matty Wildie – 5
15. Alex Gerrard – 5
16. Nathaniel Peteru – 6
21. Tyrone McCarthy – 5

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