Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney thinks Warrington will win their first Super League title this season.
The Wolves have signed superstar Greg Inglis for the 2021 campaign as well as Robbie Mulhern and Rob Butler from Hull KR and London Broncos respectively.
Warrington have never won a Super League title but have made the Grand Final on four occasions – but Carney is tipping them to go all the way in 2021.
“Warrington to win it,” Carney said. “And I’m not going to use the coach leaving as a motivational factor.
“They have got a squad that finished level on winning percentage with St Helens last year so they’re not having to come from far behind the pack.
“They’ve added Greg Inglis to their squad and I expect Gareth Widdop to be like a new signing this time. He is such a good player but he was such a disappointment last year.
“They’ve also taken the captaincy off Chris Hill and, if that is not a fire lit under Chris Hill, I don’t know what is.
“It’s a slight on him, there is no question about that, and it will inspire Chris Hill to reach the standards he is still capable of reaching.”
Warrington will be without former Australia international Inglis for their opening game but Carney expects him to prove a box-office hit when he finally takes to the field.
“I am excited to see him back but it’s tinged with a little bit of trepidation,” he said.
“Here we have a great player that hasn’t played in two years and he has got to try and get his body into some sort of shape.
“There is no chance of ever getting back to the Greg Inglis peak of 2014 or 2015, nobody is expecting that.
“But, if he can get to 60 or 70% of his peak, you’re talking about an unbelievably good player, one that not many centres will like to mark up against pre-game but will talk about having played against Greg Inglis post-game for a long time.”
Watch all six matches from rounds 1 and 2 of the 2021 Super League season live on Sky Sports and NOW from Friday.