WARRINGTON Wolves rolled out a half-back partnership that has been described in some quarters as the best in world rugby league for the first time today.

With Gareth Widdop making his much-anticipated debut, he partnered Blake Austin in the halves, with Stefan Ratchford and Daryl Clark completing a spine full of international-class talent.

However, their first outing was an inconspicuous one as they scored just one try in an 18-8 reverse at Wakefield Trinity.

Perhaps worryingly, Trinity head coach Chris Chester said in his post-match press conference that he never really felt threatened when The Wire were attacking their line.

“I don’t think we ever looked in any real danger,” he said.

“Even when we went behind, I always felt comfortable we were going to get the result.

“I thought we were really good value today.

“We controlled that first 40 minutes and we showed some real Wakefield grit when we went behind. We found a way to win.

“Collectively as a group, it’s probably one of the best wins I’ve been involved in. We’ve quietened a few people up with that win.”