BLAKE Austin says Warrington Wolves have been practicing golden-point scenarios during their pre-season preparations.

On New Year's Day, Super League confirmed a 10-minute period of golden-point extra time would decide drawn games in the 2019 season - mirroring how things work in the Australian NRL competition.

If the scores are still level at the end of the extra period, the game will remain as a draw and both sides will take a point.

Austin is well-versed in golden-point situations because of his time in the NRL and called playing in them "an art form" that The Wire must factor into their training.

However, he also hopes his new side will not need golden point too much in the coming campaign.

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"I play in a position where it’s my job to get the team over the line," he said.

"When we’re winning, half-backs are geniuses but if we don’t quite get there, we carry a lot of the load and the blame.

"It’s (golden point) part of the game. It’s an art form in itself.

"You have to change the way you play a little at the back end in those golden point periods.

"Hopefully, we can get good at it at the Wolves but with a bit of luck, we can put games to bed before it gets to that point.

"We’ll add it into our training as like I said, it is an art form and something we’ve got to get good at."

There are just over three weeks until The Wire open their 2019 season against Leeds Rhinos at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on February 2.

With all players now back in training, Steve Price and his squad are currently in Portugal for a training camp as preparations step up a gear.