Dwyer thankful for Johns’ expertise

Brad Dwyer has thanked the help of Andrew Johns during their time at their warm weather training camp in Tenerife. 

The 22 year-old hooker was one of the shining lights in an underwhelming season for the Wolves during 2015, as they finished 6th in Super League

With Warrington taking their pre-season training to Tenerife, they were joined by ex-Warrington and Newcastle star Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns, and Dwyer says it’s been a massive advantage having someone of his expertise around the camp. 

“It’s massive with Joey Johns being here, he’s tipping everyone up and it’s been really good,” Dwyer told the Warrington Guardian. 

“He’s very specific, especially for the half backs and hookers, in which players to attack and what you need to do to them. He breaks it right down, that’s why he’s so good for us, and we’re being taught a lot of stuff we’ve never been taught before.”

With the Wolves now back on English soil, Dwyer is adamant that their trip abroad has helped the players in a huge way ahead of the new season. 

“I think it’s massive for a couple of reasons; just to get to know each other, especially when we’re a new squad, but also the weather,” he said.

“It gives everyone that extra kick. You want to stay out in the sun, you want to do a bit of extra training and that rubs off on everyone. Everyone is pushing each other and it has been a really competitive camp.”

Tony Smith has recruited many new faces in a bid to push Warrington back towards challenging for trophies in 2016, and Dwyer says they have all settled in well. 

“They’ve all been really good. We’ve had quite a few that have been injured and their attitude towards that has been really good, that’s been picked up a couple of times in training,” he said. 

“(Kurt) Gids is another level, in everything; the way he conducts himself and the way he’s been training. Around the lads he’s settled in, but skill-wise he’s been really good. Jack Hughes can play a bit for a back rower, he’s fast and a big athlete so things are looking good.”

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