Currie wants Wire to put last year behind them


Ben Currie is hoping Warrington can put last season behind them and challenge further up the table in 2016.

The 21 year-old was one of the stand out performers for the Wolves during 2015, despite the club having an underwhelming season in Super League as they finished in 6th. 

Warrington have just returned from a warm weather training camp in Tenerife, and Currie told Love Rugby League that the benefits from the camp will stand them in good stead throughout the season.

“Yeah I really enjoyed the training camp in Tenerife, obviously getting a tan was our main thing,” Currie joked.

“On a serious note, we had 10 days over there and there was a lot of hard work put in with a lot of new signings so it has bonded us together and it was really good for us.” 

Warrington were joined in Tenerife by rugby league legend Andrew Johns and Currie admits his knowledge and experience were a massive help to all members of the squad. 

“He doesn’t move around as much anymore, but he knows everything about the game,” he said.

“He’ll tell you which line to run, and when to play and when not to play and he helped us a lot over there. He was a massive help, especially with the young halfbacks and I think that he has left a real influence on us for the coming season.”

Warrington and Tony Smith have given the squad a fresh look with a number of new signings joining the club in the off-season.

A reason behind this may have been because of the inconsistent season suffered by the Wolves in 2015 and Currie admits they need to ensure they improve this time around. 

“Obviously last year our goal was to win trophies but that didn’t go too well for us,” he said.

“I don’t think you can just use one reason for us underachieving last season, some people were performing but some people weren’t as well. You can’t really narrow it down to one thing, it was just a bad year for the club therefore we need to make it right this season.

There have been calls from both in and out of the club that Warrington are going to be one of the challengers for the Super League crown in October, and Currie says that should be the target for a club like the Wolves at the start of every season.

“I think at the start of each year, we should be setting goals like that every season as Warrington are a big club in England,” he said.

“We started well last year, but then we tailed off a little bit. We’ll look to start well again this year, but obviously we need to kick on and put the hard work in to make sure we’re successful.”