Things looking up for Warrington

Blake Austin has stressed that nobody at Warrington Wolves was worrying about their inconsistent form at this stage of the season, just as they won’t get carried away with back-to-back victories.
After seeing off Castleford by a solitary point last week, they were heavy victors against Hull FC on Thursday, with a result which ultimately cost Lee Radford his job.
And Austin told League Express that following their heavy loss at Leeds several weeks ago, nobody was panicking internally, despite the hype surrounding the club.
He said: “It was only round five and we play so many games through the year, it was about keeping things in perspective. There were no tough conversations, it was about doing the stuff right.
“We’ve had four or five good performances and a couple of bad ones in between, but we’ve always been confident in our ability.
“It was 12-0 for a large part of the match and we clicked in that final half-hour. We were able to open them up and scored a few nice tries, so it was a happy night for us.”
Meanwhile, Wolves coach Steve Price was delighted to finally end their long wait for an away victory by defeating Hull, which saw Anthony Gelling make a tryscoring return to the side after having been suspended for an off-field incident.
He said: “Everyone has been on our backs about not winning away from home and we got a good one tonight. It’s important we build from that.
“I’ve been pleased with our start to the season and the last two weeks; we are building our game nicely. As you can see our seven and six, and nine and one, are playing a big part in that, building some really nice combinations.
“I thought it was Gareth Widdop’s best performance in a Warrington jersey and he’s only going to get better and better. He’s a class act. I was pleased with the performance from all 17.”