Steve Price unhappy with Warrington display despite win over Hull KR

Warrington coach Steve Price was unhappy with his side’s performance in their 28-14 victory over Hull KR.

The Wolves beat the Robins 28-14 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon to maintain their winning start to the Super League season.

Despite Warrington sitting joint-top of Super League after wins over Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR, Price thought his side’s performance could have been much better.

Speaking after the game, Price said: “I’m pleased to get the two points, but I was unhappy with the performance.

“It was good to win at this time of the year against a team that is going to cause teams lots of problems throughout the year.

“Hull KR have got a quality roster, they’ve improved their depth from last season and I thought throughout the game, we made it too comfortable for them at times.

“We expect better from ourselves but to score 28 points in round two of the season is pleasing. We need to improve how we play with intent though.”

Warrington’s marquee man Blake Austin was sin-binned midway through the first half for a dangerous challenge on Hull KR captain Joel Tomkins.

Austin was looked at twice by the match review panel last week, while Ben Westwood and Toby King picked up suspensions after being sin-binned in their win over Leeds.

On Austin’s yellow card, Price added: “I thought the Blake incident today was him being aggressive more than anything.

“I couldn’t see anything wrong with it from where I was sitting to be honest, so I will have to review it again.

“I was pleased with Blake’s performance. I said it last week and I’ll say it for the next couple of weeks – it is going to take time for combinations to click.

“What does give me confidence though is that we played with 12 men for nearly 30 minutes over the last two weeks, so to keep two teams to 20 points in that time is a credit to the playing group.”

Lama Tasi’s debut for Warrington was cut short as he left the field with a deep cut to his shin. Price revealed the front-rower had 16-18 stitches after the game.

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