Cullens CommentCONGRATULATIONS ON BEING SELECTED AS THE HEAD COACH FOR THE LANCASHIRE ORIGIN SIDE. HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS ROLE TO YOU?It's a great honour and a progression from the work that I started when I went to Whitehaven, to come from that environment and to work with the quality of coaches and players in the last year's Origin gave me great confidence to progress with my ideas. The role was really enjoyable and the learning curve was massive. It was beneficial for my role at Warrington, because of the work you have to do, studying other clubs and their players.TURNING THE ATTENTION BACK TO FRIDAY NIGHT=92S WIN AGAINST HALIFAX, ANOTHER TARGET REACHED, DID THE WIN GO AS PLANNED?It did for most and the performance encourages us all to continue the work that we have started. There is still great scope for improvement and although we were disappointed to concede 9 penalties we were pleased with the way we managed ourselves on the result of our defensive sets.WIGAN THIS WEEK, THERE IS SPECULATION THAT ANDY FARRELL RETURNS TO THEIR SIDE FOR THIS GAME, BRINGING MATURITY TO THE SIDE. HOW DO YOU RATE THE YOUNGSTERS THAT WIGAN HAS BEEN SELECTING THIS SEASON?Very highly, I have already worked with most on the England A tour to Fiji and Tonga last season and was then greatly impressed by their professionalism. I have no doubt they will be senior international players in the not too distant future.THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CRITICISM OVER REFEREES AGAIN THIS WEEK. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THE STANDARD OF REFEREEING AT SUPER LEAGUE? IS THE CRITICISM FAIR?Respect for the officials should be and has to be unconditional. I'm pleased with the way that the Warrington players have responded, when decisions have not gone our way. We have learnt the lessons from earlier this season.WARRINGTON'S FANBASE CONTINUES TO GROW AT AWAY MATCHES, APPARENTLY THEY MADE UP MORE THAN HALF THE GATE AT HALIFAX LAST WEEKEND.Their support was visual and audible and the players responded to it.
14, May, 2003