Ben Currie: ‘Warrington want to challenge for silverware this year’

Drew Darbyshire

Ben Currie says Warrington Wolves are aiming to pick up a trophy or two this season.

Last season was one to forget for the Wolves, with them finishing in ninth place after the regular season and having to compete in the Qualifiers rather than the Super 8s.

But they now have a new coach in Steve Price and signed Bryson Goodwin, Tyrone Roberts, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Sitaleki Akauola, Luis Johnson and Mitch Brown in the off-season.

And Currie says the team are looking to win trophies in 2018.

He told “I think if you look at our squad on paper, we are going to challenge for all silverware.

“Teams know that we probably won’t do what we did last year and have a poor year so we are aiming to challenge for silverware this year.

“People are getting challenged in every position now and no-one is guaranteed a place in the team but that is what you need, hopefully it will give people a kick up the backside from last year.

“There are six new signings that we have got and they have all settled in really well and improved our squad and with the new staff as well, it is a fresh start for the club and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Currie was limited to just a handful of appearances for Warrington last year due to injury but had a superb World Cup tournament at the end of the year for England.

And the 23-year-old is crossing his fingers for an injury-free season.

He added: “I had just got off my crutches 12 months ago and I had a long road ahead of me to get back playing.

“It is good to start the year again and hopefully have an injury-free year and get another year’s experience under my belt.”