Huddersfield Giants u19 14 Warrington Wolves u19 42

PAUL Anderson was delighted with how his Wire under 19s side have responded to having their attitude openly questioned.

They avoided a third straight defeat with a convincing victory at Huddersfield Giants on Saturday afternoon, with stand-off Riley Dean leading the way with two tries and seven goals from as many attempts.

Ellis Longstaff also crossed the whitewash twice, with further tries coming from Reece Hamlett, Liam Brinksman and Tayler Brown.

Focus now switches to being ready for the stiff challenge posed by St Helens at Victoria Park on Saturday, kick off 2pm.

“I was absolutely delighted with the way that the whole team approached the game and the way we went about our business on the field,” Anderson said.

“I had questioned their attitude after the defeat to Wakefield but they have really taken on board what was said and this result is testament to the way they have responded.

“We have really knuckled down and we have got our rewards for the hard work.

“Our control of the game was excellent and we did not allow Huddersfield to get into any sort of rhythm.

“Our goal line ‘D’ was really good and frustrated the Giants. Our kicking game was much improved and this allowed us to keep them deep in their own half for long periods.

“The task for the squad now is to prepare well in training this week and ensure we are ready for the challenge of St Helens next Saturday.”

Wolves: Josh Thewlis; Reece Hamlett, Nathan Roebuck, Lewis Hall, Liam Brinksman; Riley Dean, Joe Barnes; Dean Beddall, Jamie Abram, Tayler Brown, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Cole Oakley. Subs: George Roby, Jacob Gannon, Daniel Harper, Karlton Bates