SATURDAY’S victory over Castleford Tigers was yet another example of how a change in role under Gary Chambers seems to be bringing the best out of Matt Dufty.

The livewire full-back scored two tries and assisted three more as Warrington Wolves hammered their beleaguered visitors 66-12 at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, leading to him being named as man of the match by both the club and broadcasters Sky Sports.

Chambers has made a point of wanting Dufty to be more involved around the middle of the field as opposed to drifting around the edges, and the early signs are certainly positive having scored four tries in the past three games.

Warrington Guardian: Dufty's brace against Castleford takes his try tally for the season to 12Dufty's brace against Castleford takes his try tally for the season to 12 (Image: Mike Boden)

However, there are even more figures to show his growing influence on the side.

In the games against Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and Castleford, he has made 453 metres at an average of 11.6 metres per carry.

He also has seven clean breaks in that time – more than he had managed in the previous 13 Super League matches combined.

He has also been a more creative influence, laying on at least one try in each of Wire’s four games under Gary Chambers having recorded only two try assists in the final 12 Super League matches with Powell in charge.

Used properly, Dufty is clearly a huge weapon and the signs over the past few games are clearly very promising.

Matt Dufty vs other Super League full-backs

Of the recognised number ones in the competition, nobody has made more metres than Dufty's 2,874 - indeed only four players in total have made more than him in the competition as a whole.

His try tally of 12 is beaten only by Wigan's Jai Field (13) but in terms of overall try involvements, Dufty trails significantly behind others.

Overall, he has 23 try involvements (12 tries, 11 assists) which puts him level with Leeds Rhinos' Richie Myler (six tries, 17 assists) and one behind Leigh Leopards' Gareth O'Brien (four tries, 20 assists).

However, well clear of the bunch is St Helens' Jack Welsby, who has 10 tries and 26 assists so far this season. Field (13 tries, 17 assists) is his closest challenger.