Warrington secure convincing win over Salford prior to Priestfield visitWarrington Wolves prepared for their visit to MEMS Priestfield Stadium this weekend in the best possible way after demolishing Salford City Reds 68-10 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday.
In a game which was controlled by the hosts from start to finish, Tony Smith’s side ran in 12 tries in total, including a hat-trick for second row Ben Westwood who in the process recorded his 100th for the club.
Salford were 28-4 down at the break but further punishment was to follow as Warrington stepped up another gear and recorded a further 40 points to heap the pressure on second placed team Huddersfield Giants, who entertain St. Helens at the John Smith’s Stadium on Monday evening.
Head Coach Smith said after the game: "It was a pretty complete performance. We were very committed.
"The easy thing would have been to not compete at our best. We have had some recent hit-outs and won fairly comfortably.
"To stand up and deliver again took some commitment and some overcoming of the complacency tag you could have before a game like that.”
Warrington Head Coach Tony Smith
As for the London Broncos they played out an entertaining 30-30 draw with Castleford Tigers at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.
However they will have been disappointed not to take victory after being 30-16 up at one stage, but the last ten minutes proved decisive as the visitors stormed back and stole a point right at the death – their first point on the road in Super League since last April.
Tony Clubb, back in action having recovered from a knee injury, was captaining his first game for the club since Mark Gower stepped down last week, but the team were unable to mark that change with maximum points.
Despite missing out on victory, Head Coach Tony Rea was pleased with the performance and is positive there are some good times ahead for the squad.
Following the game he said: "It's been a real muck-in week here and we just had to get through to the end of it.
"We have had a really progressive week and I am confident there are some good times ahead for this group.
"I was delighted with our effort and we were fantastic all the way through. I don't think anyone can say we were ever safe in that game and we always had to work hard.”
Broncos Head Coach Tony Rea
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