STEVE Price says he and his Warrington Wolves players are trying to be “the best family members they can be” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With rugby league suspended until at least April 3, The Wire have shut down full training and one squad member has spent a period in self-isolation.

However, players have been returning to the club’s Padgate training base since Thursday in small groups for conditioning work under strict regulations.

Price says his players must be prepared to face Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup sixth round over the first weekend in April, even if the likelihood of the shutdown being extended appears to be growing,

“We got the boys back in on Thursday in groups of five as per the rules and regulations.

“We’ll get through what we can do and that’s all I can ask of the boys. It’s important that they’re safe around their families and friends.

“We can’t de-train – we have to maintain our high levels of fitness.

“We’re focused on Wigan in a couple of weeks. Whether or not it gets played or whatever goes on outside of that is outside of our control.

“We’ll be prepared for that but when we’re away from training, we have to be the best family members we can be.”

The shutdown came as Wolves had ridden themselves of two statistics that were hanging over from the end of last season.

Their 38-4 win at Hull FC was their first away from home in Super League since beating London Broncos in the capital last July.

That victory coupled with the 9-8 success over Castleford Tigers the previous week meant they had also won back-to-back league games for the first time since last June.

In that respect, the timing is frustrating but Price insists his side must “roll with it and remain focused.”

“It’s just unfortunate as we were starting to run into a bit of form,” he said.

“We knocked off Cas – one of the form teams in the competition – and then Hull.

“People were saying we couldn’t win two on the bounce or away from home, but we certainly got those bits right.

“It’s just one of those things where we have to roll with it and remain focused.”