King keen for Wire to stay under the radar

Warrington forward George King says the Wolves aren’t getting carried away with their fast start to Super League XXI and won’t underestimate Wakefield this Friday.

Warrington are two wins from two rounds after beating Leeds and Hull KR. The Wire host Wakefield at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night.

King has featured in both matches this year off the bench. The 21-year old said it has been a good start to the season for the Wolves but it was still “early days”.

“Two wins from two is always pleasing to kick start the season in the right direction, but there’s still many rounds to come,” he told Love Rugby League.

“No one is getting carried away, we have all set individual and team targets so everyone is kept on their toes at all times. Players such as Hilly, Ash and Kurt the team leaders in the group won’t allow any compliance that allows us to get carried away.

“I’m happy to have played the two games and I probably had one of my best games last week in a Warrington shirt, there’s still room for improvement with me.”

King made 19 tackles, two tackle busts and 71 metres from 14 carries in the victory against Hull KR. The back-rower believes Warrington’s squad depth this year is a big plus for the club.

“What we’ve  seen so far is obviously that the new players we have brought in are top quality and certainly making a good impact on and off the field,” King said.

“But the younger lads including myself, my brother [Toby], Joe Philbin and Declan Patton that benefited from last year, we like to think we’re pushing the older lads and the older lads are pushing us, so it’s a good health cycle because we have a good strength in depth in the squad.

“So competition for places is competitive, meaning everyone is kept on their toes to perform well at all times.”

Warrington head into the Wakefield game with a week off, while the Wildcats registered their first win of the season, over Hull KR on Sunday.

“Wakey have recruited a lot of players so it could take them time for them to gel, but they have some threats and are well-coached so we will be expecting a tough test from the,” King said.

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