Steve Price full of praise for Warrington attitude in win over Hull FC

Drew Darbyshire

Warrington coach Steve Price was pleased with the attitude of his players after a tough five days.

The Wolves were defeated in the Challenge Cup final by Catalans Dragons on Saturday, but they bounced back from their loss with an 80-10 demolition of Hull FC at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday night.

Price was over the moon with the response of his players following their Wembley heartache.

He added: “We had some good discussions through the week and it is a credit to the playing group to how they rebounded.

“We scored 80 points and some of the tries we scored were fantastic. The execution of the playing group was fantastic and their attitude was first class as well.

“It has been a gut-wrenching week. We were all hurting from last week because it wasn’t a Warrington Wolves performance, we understand that but we can’t change that. What we could change was the performance against Hull and it was first class.

“After dishing up what we did last week, there is no better way than getting back on the horse and putting in a positive display like that. I’m really proud of the guys.”

Warrington had just five days to prepare for their Super 8s clash with the Black and Whites and Price confirmed that the club asked the Rugby Football League to have the game later this weekend.

He added: “We only had one training session with the captain’s run this week due to the short turnaround.

“I wasn’t too happy when the short turnaround first came about to be honest. I think we have played 32 games now and to come up with a five-day turnaround after the Challenge Cup final is no duty of care for the players whatsoever.

“I would have liked to have a longer turnaround and I challenged a couple of people about it. I couldn’t work out the turnaround after the Challenge Cup final but the powers above made that decision and we just had to get on with it.”

Price revealed that Bodene Thompson and Chris Hill have taken knocks to the ankle. Both will be assessed further in the coming days.