DARYL Clark hopes The Wire can continue developing their offload game in the coming weeks – starting with the trip to Huddersfield Giants tomorrow, Friday.

Warrington’s second-phase play has been a strong feature of their encouraging start to the season – they have thrown 35 offloads in their opening two games.

Their more expansive style of play has helped them to a maximum haul of points which sees them lead the embryonic Super League table.

Clark scored a try in the opening-day win over Leeds Rhinos as a result of a quality offload from Mike Cooper and he says strength in that area will help him to be as much of a threat as possible.

However, he emphasised the need for offloads to be of the right quality rather than “throwing the ball out and hoping for the best.”

“Catching people off guard is always good and it’s something I like to do,” he said.

“The second-phase game comes a lot more when you’re winning. More of those chances come up when you’re winning the ruck.

“We’ve been trying to focus on good offloading rather than just throwing the ball out and hoping for the best.

“The more offloads there are, the better it is for me because it normally comes through me.

“Hopefully we can keep them coming, but they need to be controlled.”

Tomorrow’s game is The Wire’s first for two weeks as the World Club Challenge forced the majority of Super League teams into a break from fixtures.

For Clark, he saw an opportunity to develop his on-field relationships with the likes of Blake Austin, Declan Patton and Stefan Ratchford in Wolves’ creative spine.

“Rests don’t come around too often during the season,” he said.

“Even though we’d have liked to have carried on after winning our first two games, we’ll take the rest when we can

“I don’t think it will affect our momentum. A lot of teams are in the same position.

“If it does, hopefully it’s affected Huddersfield’s as well.

“We had limited time to work on things in the off-season with a few lads coming back late, but it’s building nicely.

“Blake is very vocal and he knows what he wants. If he wants the ball, he calls for it.

“I’ve played with Dec for a few years but he’s been in and out rather than being an established half.

“Even though he’s been around a long time, he’s still a bit new to how we’re going to play week in week out.

“It’s been good to get a couple of weeks without a game so we could work together even more and we’re aiming to show what we’ve been doing on Friday night.”