STEVE Price was impressed with the “intent and directness” of his Warrington Wolves side in the second half of their win over Hull KR.

The Wire trailed 18-12 at half-time as the visitors took advantage of a sloppy first-half display with some adventurous play of their own.

However, the hosts came storming back to score 50 points in a match for the first time in just over two years.

“It’s good to get 50 points – we haven’t racked up 50 for quite a while so that was really pleasing,” Price said.

“I thought Sitaleki (Akauola) had some good moments throughout the game and it was good to see Charners (Josh Charnley) get over the stripe for two tries.

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Josh Charnley touches down. Picture by Mike Boden

“I liked our intent and directness in that second half so overall, it was a pleasing result.

“That intent and purpose came from the middle third. We got off the back of that and started to generate some ruck speed with some good execution.”

With Greg Inglis lining up at left centre on debut, Toby King was moved over to the right edge to partner Jake Mamo.

That unfamiliarity was capitalised upon by Rovers in the first half as Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall and Jordan Abdull all crossed on that side.

King himself got over the whitewash for his seventh try in six games while Ben Currie got the first of his two tries before the break.

Currie muscled over for his second before Inglis marked his debut with a try in similar fashion, but Hall’s second try brought the sides level at 22-22 going into the final quarter.

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Greg Inglis celebrates his debut try. Picture by Mike Boden

However, Daryl Clark’s sniping effort from dummy-half, Jake Mamo’s interception try and Charnley’s sniping finish tipped the balance permanently The Wire’s way despite Kane Linnett’s opportunistic score for Rovers.

“Once we sorted out that right edge, that was better in the second half,” said Price, whose side added gloss to the scoreline thanks to late scores from Danny Walker and Charnley.

“Credit to Hull – they have a really good attacking edge over on the left.

“They are going to cause plenty of teams some difficulty but once we got that sorted, we looked more potent in other areas.”

“Our mentality here is that we do what is best for the team. It was a credit to Toby and Jake how they responded.”

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Sitaleki Akauola's display in his first appearance of the season drew praise from Steve Price. Picture by Mike Boden

Playing his first game in more than two years, Inglis grew into proceedings but finished the afternoon playing at full-back after Matty Ashton was forced off with an ankle injury.

> An update on injuries to Matty Ashton and Robbie Mulhern can be found here

Price was pleased with how the 34-year-old coped on his debut.

“It’s like riding a bike – we wanted to make it an easy transition for Greg and for his first hit-out, he did a really good job for us,” he said.

“He did the basics well and when Matty unfortunately went down with his ankle, he went back to full back and created a high level of calmness among the group.”