STEVE Price feels the kind of ruthless display Warrington Wolves delivered at Salford Red Devils has been coming.

The Wire ran in 10 tries in a 62-18 thrashing at the AJ Bell Stadium – the first time they have passed 60 points in a game since winning 63-12 at Hull FC in March 2019.

They came into the game as Super League’s leading point scorers and their display only served to continue their attacking form.

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“That’s been coming for a little bit. I feel like the rhythm and momentum has been there.” Price said.

“It’s a credit to the boys with how hard they are working in training.”

Three tries in the opening 11 minutes saw the visitors surge into an 18-0 lead, with Stefan Ratchford, Danny Walker and Toby King crossing.

Salford staged a fightback of sorts as Ken Sio and Wire academy product Harvey Livett got on the scoresheet, but Jake Mamo’s try on the stroke of half time and Gareth Widdop’s second just after the restart reaffirmed Warrington’s dominance.

Darcy Lussick then pulled another try back for the Red Devils before he and Morgan Escare were sin-binned in quick succession for high tackles, reducing Richard Marshall’s side to 11 players at one stage.

The Wire took advantage as King and Mamo both scored for a second time before Chris Hill and Ben Currie added their names to the scoresheet.

Widdop rounded off another outstanding individual display by completing the scoring and taking his side to the 60-point mark.

The celebrations that followed Danny Walkers try. Picture by PA Wire

The celebrations that followed Danny Walker's try. Picture by PA Wire

“The start, the intent and how the boys were playing with the ball in the first 25 minutes – I thought it was really solid and clinical,” Price said.

“We just lost our way a little bit with back-to-back errors, a seven-tackle set, a penalty and a reset around that 30-minute mark, but we were really ruthless in that second half.

“It was a really professional display.

“It’s a credit to the playing group. We’ve been talking about that for quite a while and they certainly delivered on that.

“Gaz Widdop was outstanding and Danny Walker conducted the spine really well.

“The fluency and rhythm was well served by Walks so I was really pleased with his performance, and Stef (Ratchford) out the back too.”

Price sprung somewhat of a surprise pre-match by bringing Danny Walker in to start and leaving Daryl Clark on the bench.

The young Warringtonian rewarded his coach’s faith with an impressive, 80-minute showing, meaning Clark did not need to be called from the interchanges.

“Overall, all 16 boys with Daz missing out contributed to a really solid performance,” Price said.

“Walks has been playing some really good footy early on in the season. With the way I’ve wanted to go with the bench lately, he’s been unfortunate to miss out.

“He nailed his pre-season and is one of the most well-liked boys in our team.

“He’s been disappointed to miss out which he has every right to be, he got the chance to start and I thought he was really solid.

“He gave us some really good actions around the ball but his effort off the ball was class.

“With the way the game was going, it was in the bag so we left Daz to freshen him up.”

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Having played three games in 11 days, The Wire now have a slightly longer break before the Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers a week on Saturday.

With injuries to nurse – forwards Mike Cooper, Joe Philbin and Jason Clark are all carrying knocks – Price believes it has come at a good time.

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“We’re certainly battle-hardened,” he said.

“We’re coming off two five-day turnarounds so this longer break has come at a good time.

“We’re going to have to be really good next week as Castleford are a quality team.

We’re not too concerned about what other teams think of us. We’re more focused on what we can control.

“Playing the Wire way is more important to us.”