Steve Price read poem to inspire Warrington comeback against Hull FC

Warrington coach Steve Price read his players a poem at half time which inspired them to come from behind to beat Hull FC.

The Wolves solidified their place in the top four after scoring five unanswered second half tries to beat Hull FC 30-12 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night.

Warrington were 12-0 down at the break though, but an Ebenezer Elliott poem inspired their comeback.

Price said: “I read a poem to the boys at half time.

“It was by Ebenezer Elliott, I can’t say what sort of poem it was but it was certainly different. It was a one-off.

“The boys went out there in the second half and executed the game plan and that’s what I expect from a Warrington Wolves team. I’m really pleased with the outcome.

“Our goal is to be a top four Super League club. We are certainly heading in the right direction but we know we have got to keep improving. I expect us to play like we did in the second half all of the time.”

A controversial incident occurred late on in the first half. Warrington prop Chris Hill claimed he had been bitten by Hull FC back Hakim Miloudi. The incident was placed on report.

On the altercation, Price commented: “These things happen in rugby league but I’m a big believer in what happens on the field should stay on the field, so we’ll move on.

“It actually worked to our advantage. The boys got a bit of spark out of that, we addressed what we needed to do at half time and credit to the lads, they executed the game plan in the second half.”

Harvey Livett, who this week signed a new deal, put in a man of the match display for Warrington.

Price praised the young back-rower after the game and also spoke highly of Declan Patton.

He said: “I thought Harvey was tremendous throughout the game.

“Harvey didn’t want to go anywhere else. He loves the club, he is a local boy and we didn’t want to lose him. We are excited that his contract has been completed and he can start growing into the player I expect of him.

“I thought Dec gave us a really good spark in the second half.

“He changed momentum of the ruck speed and produced some clear and direct passing from dummy half which brought people onto the ball.”

Price revealed that Bryson Goodwin will return to face Wigan Warriors in next week’s Challenge Cup quarter-final clash.

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  1. did not understand why Hill had to ram his forearm into Miloudis face when Miloudi was on the ground then moan he was hurt ,a cowardly attack I think

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