Agar impressed by hooker Morgan Smith

Richard Agar says that young Warrington hooker Morgan Smith is creating selection problems for the coaching staff at the Wolves following his impressive debut at Oldham.

18-year-old Smith came on to make his debut during Warrington’s 70-10 Challenge Cup win over Oldham Roughyeds, a game in which he managed to cross the whitewash also.

Smith’s performance has impressed the Wolves coaching staff, and assistant coach Richard Agar has said that the youngster’s work has not gone unnoticed and means he could be in contention this weekend against Wakefield. 

“It’s a possibillity. With Brad Dwyer and Chris Sandow still out we are a little bit light in the pivots,” Agar told the Warrington Guardian. 

“Daryl is capable of playing long game time and we’ve got Stefan Ratchford who can play in multiple positions, but I think Morgan did himself no harm at all.

“If the opportunity or a situation arose where we think we may have to put him in, we would certainly select him with every confidence.”

He also added how pleased he was with the pool of young players the Wolves currently have at their disposal.

“It was great that we were able to continue our momentum with so many young players coming in,” he said.

“Morgan Smith got out there and we were really impressed with his first run, Sam Wilde and Joe Philbin got plenty of game time, Benjamin Jullien continued in the side, George King played long game time and obviously scored his hat-trick.

“I was talking to Gene Ormsby this morning and he’s not really done too much wrong but the form of the guys in his position has kept him out of the side.

“Timing for these guys is all-important, but we knew all along that competition for places drives up performances within the group.”

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