“We only had one training session” – Price explains hectic week

Warrington head coach Steve Price revealed his team only had a single training session prior to tonight’s victory over Hull FC.

The Wolves ran out comfortable 37-12 winners at Headingley despite six members of their squad missing the game after they were forced to self-isolate.

It caused unprecedented disruption to their pre-match preparation but Price never had any doubts about playing the match.

“We never thought about calling the game off,” said Price. “We had 11 players out of our top squad missing tonight.

“We had a responsibility to keep the game afloat in my opinion. We have to finish this season.

“We have to do what is best for Sky broadcasting rights and also the sport in order to keep these people in jobs.

“Whoever I selected tonight, I was confident in them going out on to the field and having a good swing and I am really pleased for them.”

The result saw Warrington go joint top of the Super League table with their sixth consecutive victory.

Adding more colour to the Wolves hectic week, Price added: “Virtually, we only had one training session this week, which was yesterday on our captain’s run.

“Declan (Patton), did not even play too much part in the session too, but I thought he did a really good job when he came into the team.

Price praised the performance of Dec Patton. Credit: News Images

“It was challenging on the day off too after the news but the players outside our 21-man squad have been working extremely hard.

“Even our coaching staff. Andrew Henderson and Lee Briers have been keeping an eye on them and overseeing some individual training.

“I thought it all helped us with our effort and all the little areas which we pride ourselves as a club which we displayed tonight.

“There was a lot of intent and energy displayed in the 80 minutes and I am really proud of the boys.”

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