AS Warrington Wolves look to get their first points of 2024 on the board this weekend, Sam Burgess’ focus is the team continuing to move in what he feels is the right direction.

Hull FC are the visitors to The Halliwell Jones Stadium for Round Two tomorrow, with both sides aiming to rebound from opening-day defeats.

Both have good reason to be disappointed with how Round One went – The Wire were edged out by a Catalans Dragons side that played the entire second half with 12 men while the Black and Whites were soundly beaten on their own turf by cross-city rivals Hull KR.

Despite the result, however, Burgess remains positive about what he saw from his side in Perpignan and is excited to see how things develop again in their first competitive home fixture of the year.

And despite their opponents being beset by injuries and suspensions – former Wire boss Tony Smith is without the services of 13 first-team players for his return to Warrington – Burgess is focused solely on what his charges can deliver.

“We’re really focused on ourselves at the moment, so it’s about fine-tuning what we can control,” he said.

“It’s been an internal week again – there hasn’t been too much looking at things external but their players and ours will find motivation however they choose.

“We’re trying to create something that we all value and this weekend is another chance to grow that.”

On the Round One defeat, he added: “I feel exactly the same as I did live. Not much has changed.

“We’ve taken a lot of detail out of it and broke it down with the players, so we’ve reviewed it great this week and taken some lessons.

“I’m still really proud – don’t get me wrong, we wanted that result but we’ve looked at where we could and should have been better.

“I’m never happy to lose as I’m not a great loser but if that’s what it looks like at the start of the year, I’m excited to see how it develops.”