Wolves season review 2008
- Published 01/01/08 3:00 pm
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Wolves win again!
ACTING Head Coach Jimmy Lowes saw Warrington Wolves pick up another win as they inflicted a 38-20 defeat on Hull KR and moved to 4th in the table.
But it wasn't all one way traffic for the Wolves as they were matched blow for blow by the visitors in a tight first half.
Warrington took an early lead through Ben Westwood's try but Rovers hit back through Chris Chester and Ben Fisher to take a shock lead.
Warrington levelled as Martin Gleeson went over and although Shaun Briscoe crossed, Ben Harrison's converted try put Warrington 16-14 up at the break.
But Warrington tooik control with second-half tries from Paul Rauhihi, Chris Riley and man-of-the match Lee Briers twice, with Peter Fox scoring a late Hull KR consolation.
The victory saw Warrington move to fourth in the table as Lowes maintained his 100 per cent record since taking over from former Head Coach Paul Cullen.
But he will face a major test to maintain his impressive start as the Wolves face a difficult trip to the inform Catalan Dragons next Saturday evening.
Warrington: Hicks, M Gleeson, King, Penny, Briers, Monaghan, Morley, Clarke, Rauhihi, L Anderson, Westwood, V Anderson, M Gleeson, Parker, Grix, Riley, Bracek, Harrison, Blythe.
Hull KR: Briscoe, Fox, J Webster, Cockayne, Fitzhenry, Cooke, Dobson, Vella, Fisher, Mills, Gene, Lovegrove, J Netherton, Chester, Crossman, Watts, Welham, K Netherton, Steel.
Breaking news - Lowes gets the job
By James Parr and Gary Skentelbery
JIMMY Lowes has been appointed as Warrington Wolves' Head Coach until the end of the season.
Following a meeting of the board, it has been decided Lowes will remain in the hot seat at the Halliwell Jones for the remainder of the 2008 Super League campaign.
This news comes on the back of two straight victories for Warrington against Harlequins and Hull KR.
Lowes will be hoping the recent good run continues when Warrington make the trip to Catalan Dragons on Saturday.
Commenting on his appointment Lowes said: "Nothing has really changed but obviously I am delighted to have been given this opportunity.
"I haven't done anything that special, it is down to the players who have delivered some decent performances."
Log on tomorrow for an exclusive video interview with Lowes and find out what he has to say about the appointment.