GEORGE Williams was once again central to Warrington Wolves’ latest victory yesterday – powered by only slices of toast.

The half-back, who had Peter Mata’utia alongside him after an injury to regular partner Josh Drinkwater, scored a first-half try and was a key figure in The Wire’s return to winning ways as they beat Huddersfield Giants 30-26 at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

However, head coach Daryl Powell revealed the England captain was stricken by illness before, during and after the game.

As such, the Wire boss was full of praise for “a big effort” from his number six to get through the game.

Warrington Guardian: George Williams is congratulated after scoring against HuddersfieldGeorge Williams is congratulated after scoring against Huddersfield (Image: Mike Boden)

“George was ill last night and was throwing up in the changing rooms,” Powell said in his post-match press conference.

“It was a big effort from him to get through.

“He was always going to play – he’s one of those blokes. There’s a fair few players who would have pulled out because he was really struggling.

“I spoke to him this afternoon and he’d only eaten toast so he was in real trouble. It shows the character he’s got.”