THE Hamblett family’s long association with Warrington Rugby Union Club was extended at the weekend.

After Terry and Gideon before him, Tyra Hamblett marked a third generation of the family to play for the club by making his first-team debut on Saturday.

He was joined in the team at Keswick by another debutant in Jack Whittaker as a number of first-team regulars were unavailable.

Head coach Stuart Beeley was pleased with how the pair fitted in despite his side’s 19-14 defeat in Cumbria.

He said: “We need to improve on our discipline, but I am particularly pleased with the commitment of our two debutants and how well they fitted into the team.”

In the game itself, Warrington came close to an early score but Will Morgan could not take in Matt Beeley’s offload close to the line.

They then had to see off a heavy spell of pressure before finally getting the first score – the ball was spun left to winger Luke Turner, who passed back inside for Jack Stride to gallop home from 30 metres. JP Hudson added the conversion.

With the wind at their backs, Keswick spent a lot of time in Warrington’s half and 10 minutes before half time, they barged over from a lineout to reduce the gap to two points.

Hudson pushed a penalty attempt just wide before the break and after it, Keswick scored their second try to take the lead.

Now playing with the wind, however, Warrington hit back as a superb run from Jim Brazendale opened up space for Turner to dive over in the corner, with Hudson adding an excellent touchline conversion.

The lead was short-lived, however, as Keswick struck back with what turned out to be the game’s final score, with Warrington having to settle for a losing bonus point.

Beeley’s side are back on home soil on Saturday as they host De La Salle at Grappenhall Sports Club.