STEVE Price acknowledged the performance of four-try Blake Austin in Warrington Wolves’ 63-12 win at Hull FC but he hailed his packmen too.

Hull coach Lee Radford revealed he had 14 players injured on the sidelines but Price heaped praise on his players’ display.

“It was a disciplined and ruthless 80 minutes that's been building for a little bit,” said The Wire’s head coach.

“Hull have still got a fair football team, a lot of quality players there and I was just really pleased with the platform we set for the first 20 minutes.

“I thought we were really direct. And then when we’re direct we’d play with short passing and then generate some ruck speed.

“Hull couldn’t get their numbers right on short edges and long sides and I thought we capitalised really well and played the structure really well throughout the 80 minutes.

“I’m really happy for Blake, his partner Gillian and kids.

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“They’ve embraced it from when they first arrived. They’re loving the community feel, all the team, and the Warrington town.

“I knew from day one when he lobbed up in shorts and singlet in -2 degrees, that’s a good sign when people from the other side of the world are doing that.

“He’s getting his running game back, especially over the last two weeks.

“He’s in a good place, and he’s really enjoying playing over here in Super League.”

Price turned the focus on to his forwards, saying: “I thought Chris Hill had his best game for a long, long time.

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“The forwards were dominant, set a good platform - Cooper, Hill, Philbin - through the middle third at the start of the game and everyone capitalised on the back of that and I thought there were some really good tries scored.

“We’re slowly building to where we want to get to.

“You’ve got to give credit where it’s due and I thought it was a really good performance but we won’t be getting carried away.

“We play a London team next week who play with high energy, play with a tempo to slow the game down to their pace.

“So there’s different challenges next week and then we go to St Helens and the Easter period, so I was really pleased with the number of guys who got an opportunity who have been outside of our 17.

“Harvey Livett and Tommy Lineham came back in and I thought he was great tonight. The boys are in a good place.”