WARRINGTON Wolves’ defeat at St Helens on Saturday afternoon extends what has been a pretty miserable recent record in the Super League play-offs.

The Wire were beaten 16-8 at the Totally Wicked Stadium to bring their 2023 campaign to an end in the eliminator round of the end-of-season shake-up.

It has been a barrier that has proved impassable of late for Warrington, with this being their fourth consecutive exit from the play-offs at this stage.

Having not reached the top six last year, they were successful in getting into the play-offs in the previous three campaigns before then and secured themselves home ties in the process.

However, they were beaten by Hull KR in 2020 which followed losses to Hull FC in 2020 and Castleford Tigers in 2019.

Indeed, their memorable semi-final victory at Saints back in 2018 was the last time Wire won a Super League play-off tie, so their run without a post-season victory will stretch to at least six years before they get the chance again.