Warrington coach Steve Price was delighted with Ben Currie’s performance against Castleford in his first game back in 11 months.
The England international returned from injury to help the Wolves end the Tigers’ 100% start to the season with a 24-10 win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday.
Currie played his first game 321 days after recovering from two ACL knee injuries and he played the full 80 minutes.
On Currie’s comeback, Price commented: “Ben has been doing everything right over the last couple of weeks.
“He has been very close to returning but Danny Walker got an injured late on, so we threw Chips in and I was very pleased for him to get through the game.
“It has been a long wait for him and it was a big relief to see him get through it. I wasn’t nervous throwing him in because I know he’s done the hard work in pre-season to get his body in that type of shape.
“He looked great out there, he was moving laterally and also forwards and backwards. He is in a good head place and I’m just really pleased he got through the full 80 minutes.
“Hopefully he can get back to the old Ben Currie of years ago and it is going to take a little bit of time, but if he just keeps punching minutes like that and does the basic fundamentals then it’s all we can ask for.”
Jake Mamo made his first start for the Wolves since joining the club from Huddersfield Giants in the off-season.
The utility-back bagged a brace in his competitive home debut for Warrington.
On Mamo, Price added: “I was pleased with Jake’s input.
“He came up with some really good plays, scored some great tries and he was always in and around the ball which was quite positive.
“His carries were impressive. I thought our back five did a good job against a quality football team in Castleford.”
Warrington centre Bryson Goodwin picked up a knock in the game and will go for scans to reveal the extent of his injury in the coming days.