Warrington Wolves u19 16 St Helens u19 82

PAUL Anderson has described Saturday’s crushing defeat to St Helens as “embarrassing” for his Warrington Wolves under 19s side.

The Wire conceded 48 points in the second half without adding any of their own to fall to what is by far their heaviest defeat of the campaign to date.

When Jamie Abram crossed 15 minutes before half time, Warrington trailed by just two points after earlier tries from Dean Beddall and Ellis Longstaff.

However, Saints scored three tries in eight minutes before the break before asserting their dominance after it.

“Embarrassing is the only word to describe what we dished up,” academy head coach Anderson said.

“We were completely outplayed in all areas of the game.

“Discipline is a major concern for us at the moment – we have only won two penalty counts all season.

“I feel that it is not only reflected in our results but also in our inconsistency of both our team and individual performances in games as well as in our preparation.

“Saying all that, we are still sitting fourth in the competition but still a way behind the performances of the three teams above us.”

Saints ran in 14 tries in all at Victoria Park – 13 of them converted by Lewis Dodd. Matthew Foster, Tom Nisbet and Jack Welsby all scored twice.

Anderson’s side visit their London Broncos counterparts on Saturday as a curtain-raiser to the Super League match between the two clubs. Kick off is at 12.15pm at Ealing Trailfinders.

Wolves: Josh Thewlis; Reece Hamlett, Liam Brinksman, Lewis Hall, Aaron Pimblett; Riley Dean, Joe Barnes; Dean Beddall, Jamie Abram, Jacob Chamberlain, Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wrench, Cole Oakley. Subs: George Roby, Jacob Gannon, Eribe Doro, Morgan Burgess