Steve Price: We showed a huge amount of courage

Drew Darbyshire

Warrington coach Steve Price was proud of his side’s spirit as his 12-man team fell short to a 16-10 loss against Wigan in the opening game of the season. 

The Wolves were forced to play with a man short for an hour after captain Chris Hill was sent off for a high shot on Sam Powell, which resulted in a penalty try and the Wigan hooker being stretchered off the field.

Price said: “There was a huge amount of spirit and courage for 80 minutes, playing with 11 men against a very good football team.

“We still had a chance to level the scores at the end, so I’m super proud. It shows the belief we’ve got amongst the group.

“I thought we looked fit and fast across the park. That’s very pleasing.

“I hate losing, but I can accept a loss after circumstances and the effort put in by all the players.”

On Hill’s red card, Price added: “I’ll have to have another look, I thought he hit his arm and came up.”


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