Super League atmosphere better than NRL, reveals Steve Price

Steve Price said the atmosphere in Super League is better than the NRL and he cannot wait for his Warrington side to face Wigan in front of a packed house at Old Trafford.

The Wolves face the Warriors in the 2018 Super League Grand Final in front of an expected 70,000+ crowd at Old Trafford on Saturday, 6pm kick-off.

Warrington have the chance to win their first ever Grand Final, having lost on three previous attempts – but Price said the team are raring to go.

He said: “I’m happy with Wigan being favourites and rightly so, because they finished second in the regular season and no-one has given us a chance again so that suits us fine.

“When I first came over here, I lived right in the heart of Warrington in Stockton Heath to get amongst it and its important you get amongst the spectators and our supporters because they are the ones who live and breathe the club. They are genuinely caring people and it would be really special to give them a performance come Saturday, which we know we can.

“It would be unreal to win it for the town. We have given ourselves the chance for two trophies this year which is quite special, and I’m really pleased for the players and my coaching staff to be able to go out there and give the town something back.

“Sometimes the crowds are a little bit smaller here (than the NRL) but it actually feels like its triple the amount of spectators involved. I think there were around 13,000 at St Helens but it felt like 40,000 back home and I love the way they chant and just embrace the game. It is fantastic.”

The Wolves fell short to Catalans Dragons in the Challenge Cup final earlier this season – but Price was taken back by the togetherness the squad showed in the days after their Wembley heartache.

He added: “When we came back together on the Tuesday after the game, we had a pretty heavy video session and I could feel in the room just how much people cared about their team-mates and about the club.

“I always felt that we would get a response – but you just don’t know until you do and it is credit to the playing group for how much they care about each other and their actions are led by our captain Chris Hill and vice-captain Kevin Brown.

“I’m super proud of the players and super proud of the club and the board to able to believe in me to give the club the tools to get where they are but come Saturday, it is going to have to take a special performance to beat Wigan.”

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