Jake Mamo one of the form centres in Super League, says Warrington coach

Jake Mamo for Warrington goes over for a try
Warrington coach Steve Price praised Castleford-bound centre Jake Mamo after the Australian star’s two tries set-up a 26-6 win over Huddersfield.

Speedy Mamo, who has signed a three-year deal with Tigers starting in 2022, is in the running to become Super League’s top try scorer.

His first-half double against his old club took his tally to 14. Mike Cooper and Huddersfield-born Toby King added further tries in the last 12 minutes, while full-back Stefan Ratchford kicked five goals for third-placed Wire.

“Jake is a strong lad and really enjoying his football,” said Price after Warrington bounced back from defeat at Wakefield last time out.

“He has been great for us all season and I feel there is still more to come. He has been one of the form centres of the competition.

“It is a shame he couldn’t get the hat-trick but it was a good display from him.

“He brings x-factor and high energy which we love. I hope he continues to do that to become the best player he can become.

“I love everything about him. He is a match winner, he has got speed and that’s hard to buy in today’s game. I am stoked I have got him this season.”

On Warrington’s overall performance, Price added: “It was a good professional display.

“We defended well for the majority of the game and built some good pressure in the second half.

“Overall, I was happy with the performance. We had some good touches with the ball.”

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Huddersfield have now lost three in a row and despite plenty of possession were limited in attack.

It took Giants until the 72nd minute to avoid a whitewash when Jake Wardle touched down.

Coach Ian Watson said: “We started well and dominated field position, but we just weren’t smart enough. We didn’t read what they were doing defensively.

“The two tries they scored were breakaways and we weren’t clinical enough with the ball in hand in the first half.

“We showed a lot of spirit in the second half but lacked a cutting edge and we also missed some poor one on ones.

“Our completion was good but we weren’t asking enough questions and that was credit to the way Warrington defended. It is something our young half backs will learn from.

“If you look at their spine to our spine, that was the big difference in terms of composure in good field position. And posting points when they had opportunity to post points.

“You bring in players like Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Daryl Clark and Stefan Ratchford and you have a dangerous team.

“So, it is a great lesson for the likes of (Will) Pryce and (Jack) Cogger to go up against them and learn how to play that kind of football.”

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