Warrington Wolves ‘fully united once again’ after a strong start to the season bleeds optimism

Warrington have won all of their first three Super League games in 2023, after an encouraging comeback against Salford Red Devils on Thursday night.

Watch highlights of Warrington’s comeback victory against Salford

Wolves won 36-20 after trailing 20-6 at half-time to maintain their 100% record.

Sky Sports commentator Stuart Pyke was calling the game, witnessing the stunning show of grit and determination to bounce back first hand.

He said: “Warrington’s pack look big, they look good and there’s certainly room for optimism.

“Powell has fully united this team again, the squad is 100 percent behind him and their attitude is great.

“This year looks a lot better for them, but let’s not forget, they won their first three last year.”

Stuart Pyke taking to the commentary gantry

Last season Warrington went through a transition year as Daryl Powell took over as head coach, bringing in his own philosophies.

Over the winter there was a lot of player movement, but it looks as if the club is now well and truly back on track.

Pyke added: “I think it’s a different side to the one we saw in 2022, the dressing room was fractured and it was hard for everyone to keep their eyes on the ball with 14 first team players leaving.

“It was always going to be a huge challenge that they just had to suck up, but I don’t think they expected it to be as bad as it was.”

The poor performances in 2022 led to a big divide between the club and its supporters. However, their unbeaten start to 2023 has brought the fans back onside, as they start to be optimistic once again.

Warrington connecting with the supporters on Twitter

It’s important for the fans that Warrington keep up their good form and don’t slip into the same inconsistencies of recent years.

On paper they have a decent run of fixtures to keep their unbeaten run for a while longer, with a home match against newly promoted Leigh Leopards sandwiched in-between trips to Hull KR and Castleford.

Pyke believes the 2023 Super League season should be much closer, adding: “I think throughout the year you’re going to find out that the league will be much closer. I think every team could lose six or seven games this season so the key is just not to panic when it does go wrong.”