AS well as two vital Super League points, another thing Warrington Wolves will have been hoping for against Hull KR was to emerge from the game unscathed.

Thankfully, head coach Sam Burgess believes they have done just that as focus now turns to next weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final.

Despite the looming knockout clashes for both sides, Burgess and his Robins counterpart Willie Peters named their strongest available sides for the crunch clash at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

And it was The Wire who emerged as 20-8 victors to, temporarily at least, go top of the Super League table.

After the game, Burgess said the only minor concern was winger Matty Ashton, who he said was “a little bit sore” following the game as he returned from a two-game absence following a toe injury.

However, he says the lengthy 10-day turnaround between Thursday and the semi-final against Huddersfield Giants would work nicely in his favour.

“I think we’re pretty good having spoken to Nick (Murphy, physio),” he said when asked if his side had come through the match unharmed.

“It’s the first time in a while that’s happened, which is good and I’m pretty happy with that.

“Matty Ashton is the only one who is a little bit sore, but he’ll be alright with the long turnaround.”

Burgess also confirmed the players will be allowed the weekend off before reconvening on Monday to start their preparations for the game at The Totally Wicked Stadium.

“The lads will get a couple of days off now and we’ll see them on Monday morning,” he said.

“It’s important to enjoy these moments – it’s a long year without any breaks so you’ve got to manufacture that when you can.

“This weekend will be that and we’ll see them on Monday.”