Tremendous League: Warrington Wolves’ Steve Worth hails Gareth Widdop as ‘a terrific asset to England’


Gareth Widdop celebrated his recall to Shaun Wane’s England squad with an 18-point haul in Warrington’s victory at house to Wakefield Trinity; “I really feel he is been the shape participant within the competitors and shall be a terrific asset to England,” Steve Worth mentioned

Final Up to date: 11/06/21 11:30pm


Gareth Widdop’s influence was praised by Warrington head coach Steve Worth

Steve Worth is in little question Gareth Widdop shall be an asset to the England facet after he celebrated his recall to the worldwide fold with an 18-point haul in Warrington Wolves’ 38-18 win over Wakefield Trinity.

Widdop, who was an England common below earlier coaches Steve McNamara and Wayne Bennett, had been neglected of Wane’s preliminary squad getting ready for this autumn’s Rugby League World Cup however his current eye-catching shows for the Wolves noticed him earn again his place within the squad this week.

And he marked the recall with a strive, had a hand in two others and landed seven objectives from as many makes an attempt – the bulk off the touchline – because the Wolves bounced again from their disappointing Problem Cup semi-final defeat by Castleford the earlier weekend.

Widdop stars once more in Wolves win

Gareth Widdop celebrated his England recall with an 18-point haul to assist Warrington to a 38-18 win over Wakefield.

“I am actually happy for Gaz,” Worth mentioned. “I really feel he is been the shape participant within the competitors and shall be a terrific asset to England.

“In the meanwhile it is a reflection of what he did in pre-season. He is in a superb place and enjoying terrific.”

The Wolves boss was additionally delighted together with his group’s response after their disappointing Problem Cup semi-final defeat by Castleford.

In the meantime, winger Josh Charnley was again among the many tries after a barren spell as he claimed a hat-trick within the win.

I really feel he is been the shape participant within the competitors and shall be a terrific asset to England.

Steve Worth on Gareth Widdop

“Josh has been down a bit of bit and it was nice reward for hanging robust and perseverance and it confirmed tonight he obtained some good clear ball and I am actually happy for him as a result of he works laborious at his craft,” Worth mentioned.

“Generally on this recreation it is not all the time the way you need it to be, nevertheless it was tonight, and I am actually happy for him.”

Wakefield coach Chris Chester revealed his facet solely arrived on the Halliwell Jones Stadium 45 minutes earlier than kick-off after a three-hour journey as a result of issues on the motorway however didn’t give any excuses for his group’s defeat.

“For the primary 20 minutes we seemed appreciated a facet that had simply spent three hours on the bus however that is not getting used as an excuse,” Chester mentioned.

Westerman and Widdop get England call-ups

Joe Westerman and Warrington half-back Gareth Widdop have been recalled to Shaun Wane’s England squad.

“It wasn’t preferrred, and we needed to strap the gamers on the way in which to the bottom, nevertheless it was simply a type of issues you possibly can’t plan for.

“However after saying that we weren’t ok in that opening 20 to 25 minutes the place we actually struggled.

“I believed our ruck management was poor and contacts within the center have been lower than normal and as soon as Warrington begin enjoying fast it is very laborious to get it again.”





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