CHRIS Hill believes criticism of the club culture at Warrington Wolves is "very unfair."

For the third season in a row, The Wire crashed out of the Super League play-offs at the first hurdle after losing a home eliminator tie.

With head coach Steve Price already known to be departing to be replaced by Daryl Powell from next year.

While that in itself is likely to bring about some sweeping changes on the field, some sections of the fanbase to call for an even more comprehensive overhaul behind the scenes.

Hill, who is also leaving the club after a stellar decade of service to join Huddersfield Giants, believes such a change is not necessary.

"I think to say the culture needs to be changed is very unfair," he said.

"The culture has changed massively from when I started – it’s so professional now.

"I don’t think people on the outside are in the best place to comment on that – would they be saying the same thing if we were getting ready for a Grand Final this week?

"It’s a really good environment from the top down."

The 19-0 loss to Hull KR last month was far from the end Hill and the other players and coaches were looking for.

Chris Hill cuts a disconsolate figure after the play-off defeat. Picture by

Chris Hill cuts a disconsolate figure after the play-off defeat. Picture by

While wishing to pay tribute to Rovers for their gameplan, the prop believes he and his teammates "would not have beaten amateur sides" with the amount of errors they made during the game.

"You earn your luck in this game and we didn’t earn it at all. Hull KR were by far the better side.

"It’s not the way I wanted things to end at all – I’ve had a great time at the club over 10 years – but we can’t dish that up in one-off games.

"We coughed up too much ball. We wouldn’t have beaten amateur sides with the amount of ball we coughed up.

"That’s no disrespect to Hull KR – Tony had them riled up coming back here and I don’t want to take anything away from them. Their tactics were spot on and Jordan Abdull ran the game for them.

"We didn’t do ourselves justice, which was the most disappointing thing. In play-off games, you don’t get second chances."