Daryl Powell tipped to change Warrington’s form

Josh McAllister
Daryl Powell

Former Castleford star Rangi Chase says Daryl Powell has what it takes to turn Warrington’s form around and create success at the Wolves.

Chase, 35, played under Powell at Castleford across two stints between 2013-2014 and 2016-2017 in Super League.

The current Rochdale play-maker originally made the move to England from Australia with the Tigers in 2009. He went on to win eight caps for England, and was also named as the 2011 Man of Steel winner.

Warrington are currently on a five-game losing streak. They have fallen short to Catalans, St Helens, Wakefield and Hull KR in the league. They were also knocked out of the Challenge Cup at home to Willie Poching’s Trinity side.

The 2017 season saw the last time the Halliwell Jones Stadium side lost five games in a row. They fell to seven straight defeats in 2002, and 10 defeats in 2008 to 2009.

Powell’s side will have an extra week off due to the Challenge Cup, and return to action on Thursday, 14 April, at home to Salford.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Love Rugby League podcast, Chase believes Powell will turn things around at his new club.

Daryl Powell tipped to change Warrington’s form

“He’s had success wherever he’s gone,” Chase told Love Rugby League.

“He’s always turned an average team into a good game.

“Daryl has turned average players into good players. I’d like to see the statistics for how many players get Man of Steel under certain coaches. He turned Luke Gale into a good player, Daryl Clark; they were always good players, but he helped bring the best out of them. Paul McShane, too. That’s three. 

“No disrespect to the people I’ve played with, but we didn’t have the calibre that he now does at Warrington. If he can get the best out of those players like he did with us, he can turn it around.”