Currie aiming to make up for lost time under new boss Price

Currie aiming to make up for lost time under new boss Price

After a difficult 2017, Warrington’s Ben Currie is back to full fitness and ready to take on Champions Leeds Rhinos on opening night.

“It’s come round fast as well, doesn’t feel too long ago that I was playing in the world cup and now the super league season is going to start again”.

Currie missed the majority of last season through a serious knee injury, but did make it back in time for the World Cup. The Second Rower is relishing being back involved with his club; “for me personally I can’t wait this time. Obviously 12 months ago I was having my knee injury, I weren’t too much involved last year so really looking forward to getting started for this one”.

The Wolves’ themselves had it tough in 2017, finishing in the bottom four and having to fight for survival in the Qualifiers, a task they ultimately achieved rather comfortably.  

Steve Price is the new man in charge after Tony Smith’s departure after nearly a decade at the club. Currie has enjoyed the change that the New Zealander has brought.

“It’s been good; it’s been different, but good. He has his own philosophies and ways of playing the game, so it’s been a big learning curve for the lads in the off-season but I think we’ve all come together now and we’ve learnt everything he wants us to learn; now we’ve just got to put it together in round one”.

Price isn’t the only new face around the club, with the squad receiving quite the makeover in the off-season. Incomings included of Tyrone Roberts and Bryson Goodwin have followed Price from the NRL while Ben Murdoch-Massilla has come in from Salford. Meanwhile Ashton Sims, Joe Westerman and Andre Savellio are amongst those moving on.

“The people in charge of our club obviously seen and noticed that we needed a bit of a change around so a lot of the backroom staff and the coaching staff, a lot of players have left and come in”, says Currie.

“It’s like a fresh start completely so it’s going to be good for us all with the new additions”.

The England international is hoping the Wolves can right the wrongs of last year and push for the top four this season; “hopefully it can’t be any worse. It was a poor year last year everyone knew themselves it’s not good enough for a club like Warrington wolves,”

“I don’t think we’ll be in that situation again although it was a bad year last year it might be good in a way that the lads have experienced it and it won’t happen again now. I think with the talent we’ve got in the squad and the staff we’ve got there’s no way we can finish in the bottom four we are definitely aiming for the top of the league”.




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