THE rise and rise of Dec Patton in the Warrington halves continued as he played his part in Saturday night's victory over Brisbane Broncos.

The 21-year-old was selected to partner England stand off Kevin Brown in the pivots on the night of the former Widnes man's eagerly awaited debut and he rewarded Tony Smith with an assured display.

Not only did the combination outfox Broncos' Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt, former Latchford Albion and Cardinal Newman High School talent Patton scored 11 points with the boot.

He landed three conversions, mostly from wide positions, two penalties and a drop goal that gave his team breathing room in the second half as the Queenslanders threatened to claw their way back into the World Club Series contest.

And he was pleased to bag the result for all concerned after the disappointment of the season's opening loss at Catalans Dragons in the south of France a week earlier.

"It's pretty surreal," said Patton, who put his stamp on the side towards the back end of last season and scored the team's only try in the Grand Final loss to Wigan at Old Trafford last October.

"The way we did it was a brilliant game.

"After going to Catalans last week and being pretty disappointed, to now beat one of the best teams in the world is really good for us, the club and to give something back to the fans.

"They say the NRL is better than Super League so it was a good game for us to counteract that and say this is what we've got."

And he agreed confidence is lifted in and around the team going into Friday's home league clash with Castleford Tigers.

"To beat one of the best teams in the world means we can take some stuff out of it and put it into next week."