WARRINGTON Wolves academy team will be looking to make good use of their extra days between matches after the way they fell to a 42-32 home loss to Huddersfield Giants on Saturday.

After establishing a 20-6 lead inside 28 minutes, Paul Anderson's young Wire were behind by the break and although they managed to get back to level terms early in the second half Huddersfield took a winning grip.

“We got off to a really good start," said Wolves under 19s head coach Anderson.

"Unfortunately we gave away cheap field position and the Giants physically wore us down and they were able to get on the front foot and make it difficult for us.

"I couldn’t fault the effort and they kept going until the end but it wasn’t quite enough."

He added: "We will learn from this and come back stronger for the experience.

"We have a week off next weekend so it will give us a bit of extra time to prepare for our visit to Widnes Vikings a week on Saturday.”

Josh Thewlis scored the first and last of Warrington's tries, while Connor Wrench, Cole Oakley, Eribe Doro and Riley Dean also touched down.

Dean also added three conversions to one landed by Lewis Hall.

Josh Pinder, who kicked seven goals for Huddersfield, was a constant thorn in the side of Warrington.

The scrum half set up the two winning tries for the visitors.

Wolves: Josh Thewlis; Lewis Hall, Nathan Roebuck, Cole Oakley, Henry Collins; Riley Dean, David Gibbons; Karlton Bates, Padraig Anglin-Sheedy, Jacob Chamberlain, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Tayler Brown. Subs: Jamie Abram, Jacob Gannon, Eribe Doro, Alex Pendlebury.