WARRINGTON Wolves skipper Jack Hughes says new arrival Luther Burrell can feel proud of his efforts on debut in the 36-6 win at London Broncos.

While it was clear the 31-year-old is something of a rough diamond so early after his conversion from rugby union, Hughes was pleased to see the big man on the field after his efforts on the training paddock.

“He’s settled in really well,” said Hughes.

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“In terms of what you want from a player and a person, such as his ethics and his work ethic, he’s second to none.

“He’s a great person who brings a lot of experience from a different code and we can take stuff from that too.

“His focus on Saturday was to come on and do the basics right. And he did exactly that so he can hold his head high.”

As the right second-row, Hughes got to work closely with Burrell after his introduction around the 60-minute mark at the Trailfinders Sports Ground in West Ealing.

Hughes was seen, along with Ben Currie and Josh Charnley, talking him through the game which is only to be expected as he comes to terms with the 13-man code he has not played for 10 years or so as well as The Wire’s structures and combinations.

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Josh Charnley looks pleased with Luther Burrell's first contribution in a Wire shirt. Picture: Mike Boden

“He needs that voice around him at the minute to just help him, to let him know what he needs to do and where he needs to be,” said Hughes.

“As long as I’m at the side of him I’ll always be that voice for him, help push him along.”

Head coach Steve Price said Burrell’s selection in the 17, having not made the cut from the 19-man squad named against St Helens the previous week, was recognition of his work behind the scenes so far.

“He did what he had to do,” Price said while acknowledging the former Huddersfield Giants youth player can expect to appear in either the right or left centre berths going forward.

“It’s work in progress. It’s part of his growth development as he’s on a new journey now and his pathway started against London.

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Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price talking about Burrell's debut. Picture: Mike Boden

“It’s a tick in the right direction. He’s got to start somewhere and it’s all about small steps.

“He’s come into the team a little bit earlier than I’d anticipated to be honest, because of his own actions.

“He’s highly detailed in and around training. He’s very motivating in and around the team. That was part of the reason why he featured. I reward people for that.

“I’ve got two quality centres already in there at the moment (Bryson Goodwin and Toby King) so it’s all about performance now, keep developing and keep learning as much as he can.

“He’ll get a lot of good learning out of the London game. He’s got so much more growth in him yet.”