Warrington coach Steve Price turned to an unusual source to provide the half-time inspiration for Warrington’s team-talk against Hull on Friday: poetry.
The Wolves looked uncharacteristically out-of-sorts during the first half against Hull, trailing 12-0 to an injury-depleted Black and Whites side.
However, the second half was markedly different, Warrington scoring 30 unanswered points to secure victory and solidify their position in the top four – leaving Price only too happy to admit that he tried an unorthodox technique to inspire his players.
“I read a poem by Ebenezer Elliott,” he said. “I can’t say what sort it was, it was something different. It was a one-off.
“The boys then went out there and executed the gameplan and that’s what I expect from a Warrington team. We addressed what we needed to at half-time.”
Price was again quick to praise in-form back-rower Harvey Livett, whose burgeoning reputation continued to grow following another strong display on Friday.
He said of Livett: “I thought Harvey was tremendous. I’ve got to be really clear, Harvey didn’t want to go anywhere and leave the club. I’m excited it’s all completed and he can start growing into the player I expect he can be.”