LEE Briers and Danny Fullerton want their league-winning under 19s side to hit the play-offs at full throttle by beating St Helens on Thursday.

The Warrington Wolves youngsters beat Wakefield 48-12 last week to confirm that table-topping finish, with a hat-trick of tries from Jack Johnson, two from Declan Patton and one apiece for Harvey Livett, Sean Kenny, Toby King and Jake Eccleston.

And joint-head coach Briers praised the ‘well-oiled’ machine that is the players and backroom staff.

He said: “It is a great achievement to finish in first place at the end of the regular league season and every single player in the squad can be rightly proud of their contribution.

“As well as the players on the field, the support staff have also played a pivotal role in the success to date.

“The coaches, management, strength and conditioners, medical staff and the performance analysts have all been absolutely first class.

“It is like a well-oiled machine, a real team effort. We will certainly not be resting on our laurels now.

“We have a big game at St Helens on Thursday, which is the last of the regular rounds of matches and we want to go into the play-off games full of confidence.

“We will be working harder as hard as ever to make sure that we are ready for the massive games ahead.”

And Briers was pleased with the way Wolves finished against Wakefield.

“The start of the second half was a real arm wrestle with both sides defences on top, but then in the closing 15 minutes we really stepped on the gas to run out comfortable winners.”