WOLVES’ England internationals are heading out to Australia for the World Cup today, Thursday, having fully endorsed new Wire coaches Steve Price and Andrew Henderson.

Excitement at the prospect of working under former St George Illawarra Dragons boss Price is clear after the conversations they have had with their new head coach this week.

Those feelings are duplicated for linking up with Henderson, who arrives from London Broncos to join Lee Briers as an assistant.

They are briefed with overseeing a rebuild following the exit of 11 players, including under 19s star man Will Dagger to newly promoted Hull KR this week, as well as introducing a fresh brand of rugby.

For skipper Chris Hill, stand-off Kevin Brown, full-back Stefan Ratchford and back-rower Ben Currie there is a World Cup experience to savour this autumn, now further inspired by what is in store with The Wire after the team’s poor showing in 2017.

Brown said: “When I put the phone down from speaking to Steve I wanted to start pre-season straight away.

“With the appointment of Andrew as his assistant and with the players we could potentially be getting as well, I think next year will be an exciting one at Warrington.

“Everyone could see we went stale and we didn’t produce. Ultimately, it meant Tony Smith left and I took it really personally as a player in that team.

“We’ve got a new coaching team and I know what Steve is going to demand from us. There’s a cultural shift that’s about to happen in terms of work ethic and training intensity.

“It’s going to be tough and that’s the way I love to be coached and the way I like teams to be coached.

“If I’m not doing my job I want to be told and if I’m doing it then to be told to keep doing it.

“Andrew will be a great addition too. I think his teams play a great style of football.

“I’m just really excited to have a change and produce for Warrington – All I want to do is produce for Warrington. I’m not stupid, I know I took stick this year and rightfully so because I didn’t play to my best.

“I signed for the club to do that, I really want to do that and I will do that next year.”

“As excited as I am for the World Cup, I’m just as keen to get back to Warrington and get started with the new team and coaches.”

Hill is equally impressed with the new direction.

“It will be good to freshen things up,” he said.

“The place needed some new ideas and that’s what the new coach will bring. My first impressions are really good. He was keen to get my opinions on certain things. He’s keen to get us improving and give us a bit of structure.”

After overcoming knee trouble, Currie will almost be like a new signing next year.

He said: “It will certainly be interesting. Steve’s gone out of his way to contact everyone. He could have easily kept quiet and introduced himself on the first day of training, but this shows he is keen to hit the ground running.”

Ratchford says Henderson looks the ideal right-hand man for Price, following the departure of Richard Agar along with Tony Smith.

“It’s an exciting time for the club,” he said.

“Tony was brilliant with what he did for the club for the past nine years. What we achieved under Tony was outstanding.

“Times have changed now. We’ve got Steve coming in. I’ve spoken to a couple of lads about him and they had nothing but good words to say about him.

“And London Broncos have been outstanding after what Andrew has done with them.

“We had a tough run-in with London, a bit too close for comfort in the end, when we played them at their place last month.

“They had some good systems with the way they attacked.

“With Steve’s knowledge of the NRL and what Andrew’s done at London, I’m sure they’ll come up with something exciting for us.”

Here more of the England quartet's views on the changes at Wolves in our video below.