TOBY King’s man-of-the-match performance for England Academy against Australian Schoolboys came as no surprise to Warrington boss Tony Smith.

Wolves’ 18-year-old centre was hailed by the Australian coaching staff after a solid display in England’s 18-22 defeat on Friday, including a try assist.

Smith, head of coaching and rugby, now expects a big season from the teenage star, brother of Academy player George.

“He was a standout from all accounts, which doesn’t surprise me,” said Smith.

“He’s a very good young player.

“I’m excited about his future and looking forward to a big season from him.

"I’m really proud he’s done well for England and sure he will gain a lot from this experience.

“When you’re challenging yourself against some of the best in the world, at his age, it’s fantastic.

“He’s also had the opportunity to challenge himself against men and I’ve got no doubt he’ll get the chance to do that again soon.”

Wolves’ head of youth, junior recruitment and development Ben Lazenby was at Leigh Sports Village to witness King’s performance.

“Toby was excellent, a constant threat with the ball in hand and exciting in attack,” said Lazenby.

“He was sound defensively and didn’t shrug his duties.

"We’re delighted for him to be named man of the match by the Aussie staff.

“He’s a good young man with a great attitude and has some real talent, no doubt we will see that throughout next season.”

Wolves youngsters Jack Johnson and Sam Wilde have also made Richard Marshall’s 17-man squad for tomorrow's second test at LSV.

“They’re both good young men with great attributes," added Lazenby.

“We’ve seen a number of players in these games go on to make the NRL and Super League, so it can be a springboard.”