Daryl Powell gives update on George Williams

Steven Hughes
George Williams Warrington

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell confirmed George Williams did not take part in their win over Huddersfield because of a quad injury.

Williams was named in the 21-man-squad earlier this week, but was absent from the team. Peter Mata’utia and Riley Dean ended up starting the halves.

Powell said initially the plan was for Dean and Williams to play in the halves, but the late withdrawal meant that plan had to change.

Warrington ended up claiming their second straight home win. They beat Salford last Thursday before defeat to Hull FC away from home on Easter Monday.

He told the post-match press conference: “It was a tough one. Obviously, we knew that Stef (Ratchford) and Gaz (Widdop) were injured and so I came up with a plan for Riley (Dean) and George (Williams) and then obviously I had to move it again.

“George pulled up the day before with a little bit of soreness in his quad. So we just left him out and went with that pairing.

“They delivered the plan really well. There was a lot of composure and quality in what we did today.”

Williams off for scan

Powell also confirmed he was not sure if Williams would be able to take on his old club Wigan in Warrington’s next game.

He confirmed the England international would need a scan on the injury, and then they would be able to tell how long he would be out for.

Powell added: “I’m not sure. He’s had a scan, and we’ll see how he goes through the week. He couldn’t run well yesterday, so we will see.”

He also added that based on that performance, it would be hard to drop Mata’utia or Dean for the Wigan game.

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