Price seeks accountability

Warrington Wolves’ plans for 2021 are underway after they crashed out of the play-offs last week.

The Wolves lost 14-27 to Hull FC to end the season without a trophy and without an appearance in either of the major finals for the first time in coach Steve Price’s tenure at the club.

It’s a defeat that Price admits will leave him with a lot of time to reflect, having won the Challenge Cup in 2019 as well as reaching two finals the year before.

Recruitment and retention is set to be kept to a minimum, though the club has made the eye-catching signing of Greg Inglis, while London Broncos prop Rob Butler will also join the Wolves next season.

Ben Murdoch-Masila has departed for NRL club New Zealand Warriors and further outgoings could yet occur, with rumours linking Gareth Widdop to a return to the NRL refusing to go away.

“We need to be better, I’ve got to put my hand up too, I need to be accountable,” Price said after Thursday’s defeat.

“It’s hard to take at the moment because it’s a performance that wasn’t consistent enough.

“As a coaching group we need to look at that, and it will be part of the process. A lot of our senior players need to take responsibility too. We’ve got to put our hand up, we’re in it as a collective, and I’ve got an off-season to think about it.”

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