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PAUL Anderson says he is delighted with the pride his Warrington Wolves under 19s players are showing in wearing the primrose and blue shirt.

They went into a week off in fine form with a victory over their Bradford Bulls counterparts that showed the best parts of their attacking and defensive game.

Things did not look good when The Wire fell behind after just two minutes but a superb effort in defence – including repelling six consecutive Bulls sets at one stage – ensured that was the only time they were breached.

Such application earned them the right to play some rugby, and they did just that by running in seven tries at Odsal.

Josh Thewlis crossed twice with further tries coming from Lewis Hall, Padraig Anglin-Sheedy, Connor Wrench, Joe Barnes and Nathan Roebuck. Riley Dean kicked four of his seven conversion attempts.

Anderson said he wanted more aggressive tackling from his players and was delighted when he got just that.

“I was delighted with the way that the boys applied themselves, especially in defence,” Anderson said.

“There were long periods when we were under the pump from a very big and physical Bradford side, but they guarded their line with their lives and got the rewards from that by scoring some excellent tries.

“I asked them before the game to be more aggressive in collision as we were a bit passive against London.

“They certainly took that on board and went out and produced.

“The pride they showed in wearing the shirt certainly shone brightly.”

The Wire’s next fixture is a home game against Newcastle Thunder on Saturday, April 27, kick off 12noon.

Wolves: Josh Thewlis; Lewis Hall, Nathan Roebuck, Cole Oakley, Henry Collins; Riley Dean, Joe Barnes; Morgan Burgess, Padraig Anglin-Sheedy, Jacob Chamberlain, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Tayler Brown. Subs: George Roby, Jacob Gannon, Daniel Harper, Alex Pendlebury