Warrington Wolves u19 34 Wakefield Trinity u19 18

UNDER 19s head coach Chris Rudd says three weeks of hard work in training has paid off for his Wire side as they returned to winning ways.

Saturday’s afternoon’s victory over Wakefield Trinity was the Wire academy’s third win in four games as they found the perfect response to a 40-0 drubbing by Huddersfield last time out.

Liam Brinksman scored twice before the break for the hosts at Victoria Park, with Elliot Windley and Cole Oakley also crossing in the first half.

Jordan Olmez and Padraig Anglin-Sheedy scored Warrington’s second-half tries, while Riley Dean finished with five successful conversions from six attempts.

“I was really pleased for the lads. They have put a lot of hard work in over the past three weeks in training with having no game and it paid off for them,” Rudd said.

“We started the game really well and got an early try and although we allowed Wakefield to reply shortly afterwards, we soon regained our composure.

“We managed to move clear before half time and then stretched our advantage after the break before they got a late consolation.

“We scored some really good tries and hopefully this will give us confidence for our remaining games.”

The Wire welcome Castleford Tigers to Victoria Park for their final home game of the season on Saturday, kick off 12noon.

Wolves: Jamie Abram; Liam Brinksman, Cole Oakley, Sam Storey, Joe Edge; Riley Dean, Ritchie Westwood; Jacob Chamberlain, Elliott Windley, Daniel Harper, Jack Wright, Tayler Brown, Luis Johnson. Subs: Padraig Anglin-Sheedy, Matt Heritage, Jordan Olmez, Jack Wilson