THREE players from different ends of the experience scale made their Warrington Wolves debut against Hull FC last night – a proud moment for head coach Steve Price.

Leilani Latu – a pre-season recruit from NRL side Gold Coast Titans – made his long-awaited Wire bow and marked it in style by crossing for a second-half try.

While Tonga international Latu started the game, academy prospects Ellis Robson and Ellis Longstaff came off the bench to make their first-team debuts.

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Ellis Longstaff, centre, celebrates Blake Austin's try. Picture by PA Wire

“These are the moments you coach for, giving debut jumpers to Ellis Longstaff, Ellis Robson and Leilani Latu,” Price said in his post-match press conference.

“It makes me proud of a coach.

“We don’t just give jumpers out here – you’ve got to work hard and be a good person and that’s what they are.”

Despite his first-team career with the club just starting, Robson has already decided his future lies away from The Halliwell Jones Stadium beyond this year.

The loose forward has signed with the newly-formed Ottawa Aces for next season and Price believes he is unfortunate not to have got a chance in the first team sooner.

“The boys love playing with Ellis – he’s another he’s been waiting the opportunity,” he said.

“He’s been unfortunate because he hasn’t been playing much football.

“There was no reserve grade competition last year and there were only a few games of it this year.

“He’s one of those players who haven’t had a chance to play. He’ll be a good pick-up for them.”