Higham happy after tough Catalan test

Warrington hooker Mickey Higham felt that the Catalan Dragons were deceptively tough opponents for his side on Friday at the Halliwell Jones.

The Wolves destroyed their French visitors 42-10. However easy it might have looked from the stands, though, for Higham it was still a bruising encounter.

“No, it wasn’t easy,” he told Love Rugby League.

“They’re a side who never give up. They’re a big side, and it takes a bit of you when their big boys are running at you.

“From our point of view, it was good to get back to playing some of the rugby that we know we’re capable of.

“It was pleasing to put some points on the board and to score some nice tries. To keep a quality attacking team to ten points is good.

“I thought at one stage it might be nil, but it wasn’t to be. But we’ve made some strides forward, and hopefully we can kick on.”

Higham was also delighted to see young Warrington players like Gene Ormsby and James Laithwaite put in decent shifts in the victory.

“It’s nice to see,” he added.

“These guys push hard in training, and they stood up against a quality Catalan team.

“Ormsby played well, and Laithwaite played the whole match, which was a great stint.

“Matty Russell is getting better every game. But they’re going to have to show the same kind of form next week against a quality St Helens team.”

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