SUNDAY’S Challenge Cup quarter-final win at St Helens was arguably a new high point for the remodelled Warrington Wolves attack.

While there have been more dominant margins of victory, scoring 31 points against a Saints side that were conceding just over eight points per game on average before the weekend was certainly an eye-catching statement.

However, head coach Sam Burgess had an ominous warning for their rivals in that they are still “nowhere near” the finished article with ball in hand.

Warrington have passed the 20-point mark in each of their past eight matches since losing 16-10 at Catalans Dragons in Super League Round One and are generally looking a more structured and threatening outfit in possession.

And for that, Burgess was keen to heap praise upon assistant coach Martin Gleeson, who was brought in with the brief of taking care of the team’s attack while colleague Richard Marshall focuses on defence.

“I think we’ve been improving,” the Wire head coach said.

“Gleese is an extremely intelligent coach and he’s behind the majority of the attack so I don’t want to take the credit for it.

“He’s been brilliant and the players really respond to him – he’s a joy to work with.

“With our attack, like the rest of our game, it’s improving. It’s not the finished article – it’s nowhere near.

“There’s still a lot of different levels it can go to – until recently, Leon (Hayes) has had a different half-back partner pretty much every week.

“We’ve not had the same half-back partnership for longer than three weeks in a row.

“There’s been a lot of change in that position and around it, so we’ve had a lot of ins and outs which takes away that consistency.

“I’m happy with where it’s going but we’re still not finished yet.”

Warrington Guardian: Matty Ashton dives over for his incredible try against St HelensMatty Ashton dives over for his incredible try against St Helens (Image: PA Wire)

Warrington Wolves’ impressive attack in numbers

In total, Wire have scored 287 points in their nine games in all competitions thus far in 2024 at an average of just under 32 per game.

In terms of tries, James Harrison’s was their 50th of the season already and with George Williams taking that tally to 51, they are averaging 5.6 tries per game to date.

And as Burgess alludes too, there have been circumstances such as changes in the creative spine that would in theory hinder creativity.

Their nine games have featured four different half-back partnerships and starting together for the third match in a row meant George Williams and Leon Hayes have had the longest run together to date, with Josh Drinkwater and Stefan Ratchford also having games in the halves.

On the whole, Burgess has not yet been able to name the same team for consecutive fixtures due to a combination of injuries, suspensions and personal reasons.