BRYSON Goodwin marked his Warrington Wolves debut with a man of the match performance in the 16-12 defeat to Leeds.
A close season signing from South Sydney Rabbitohs, via Leigh, Goodwin started at left centre and scored the Wolves’ first Super League try of 2018 having returned to the field following a head knock.
But despite his best efforts, it wasn’t enough to defeat last year’s champions, who held on despite Tom Lineham’s late score.
Goodwin said: “I loved it. It was a great experience and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.
“It wasn’t the result we wanted but we’ll get better that’s for sure. It’s not the end of the world.
“We got over the line of couple of times and were held up but it’s round one, no one will remember that. We’re not going to go through undefeated, we’ll win games and we’ll be alright.
“It was good to score and get off the line for the year, so I was happy with that.
“They scrambled really well, that’s why they won the competition last year and held us out.
“We’re not happy with the loss, but it’s round one, and it’s a good building block.”
Warrington are back in action on Thursday night away at Huddersfield Giants.