HERE'S all the stats that count after the fall to Leigh Centurions handed Tony Smith the longest losing sequence in his time in charge of Warrington Wolves.

> Five straight Super League defeats matches the opening to the 2009 campaign, when Smith came to the rescue to replace James Lowes after three opening losses on top of the five defeats that ended 2008

> In those five losses of 2009, Wolves scored 78 points and conceded 194. That compares to 72 and 134 this year

> The Wire have never lost their opening six league games to a season. A visit to St Helens is up next (Friday, March 24)

> Neither Leeds Rhinos or Huddersfield Giants, surprise teams to end up in the Middle 8s last season, went beyond four opening defeats to the 2016 season

> The five games Wolves have lost this season equated to four wins and a draw last term, allowing for promoted Leigh Centurions as replacements for relegated Hull KR. Last year Wolves hammered Castleford and Wigan at home, succeeded at Catalans and Salford, while they drew at Hull KR

> Wolves' current run of losses compares to winning their opening seven games last season, before going on to be crowned League Leaders' Shield winners and reaching the Wembley and Old Trafford showpiece finals

> The Wire did not lose more than two games on the bounce in 2016

> Warrington's demise at the LSV on Thursday night was the club's first defeat to Leigh Centurions in 29 years