Warrington coach Steve Price refuses to comment on Kyle Eastmond move

Warrington coach Steve Price has refused to comment on speculation the club are about to land the services of dual-code England international Kyle Eastmond.

League Express revealed on Monday that the Wolves were in the hunt for Eastmond, who is currently a free agent after recently being released by rugby union side Wasps.

And the Australian admitted he had no desire to comment on issues he ‘couldn’t control’ when approached at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.

Price simply said: “I haven’t really got anything to say in regards to Kyle. I’m not a believer in speculating things I can’t control.”

Price was, however, willing to comment on the enormity of Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final with Wigan – describing it as their biggest game of the season so far.

“It’s our most important game to date,” he insisted.

“There is no bigger game than in a quarter-final of the Challenge Cup against a quality football team in Wigan, back at Halliwell Jones, two cracking teams going hard at it.”

Price also admits he is enjoying sampling rugby league’s oldest and most historic competition – having been a fan from afar when he was much younger back in Australia.

“I was one of them that used to get up early to watch the final on TV,” he said. “When I was a young fella, I used to have a lot of admiration and drive to watch those great games in the Challenge Cup.

“We’re really happy with where we’re at at the moment. We fully understand we need a complete performance this weekend and I’ve got the confidence in the boys to replicate that.”