Hill: Where we want to be
Prop Chris Hill has played in all seven rounds of the season so far and with the tough Easter schedule just round the corner he admits that it is tough on the body and our deep squad will start to pay dividends.
Last week's game at Salford was recognised by coach, and players, as being more of an impressive defensive display than for its attacking form with Chris yet to power over for his first try of the year.
"We were pleased with our defensive performance more than anything else, with just the four points leaked through an interception. We know we are getting back to some of our defensive ways, those that we are used to and should be producing every week."
In-form Huddersfield Giants are in town this week and despite the side being renowned for their powerful pack, Chris for one says it's important not to underestimate their other skills across the park.
"They are more than a big pack so we know we have to cater for all areas (of their play).
"Paul's (Anderson) been there and done it so he'll know what the lads are thinking and doing. He seems to have come in and steadied the ship.
"They are where we want to be, and should be, up there playing in all of these big games. We are looking forward to it and can't wait for Friday."
With the league more competitive than ever with all sides able to win on their day local rivals St Helens are still up there on Chris' radar as the season gets into full flow.
"At the start of the season I'd have picked Saints out. I know they've started a bit sluggish but when they start to get the combinations right I think they'll play a big part this year."
The competition within the league is also hotting up ready for the end of the year and RLWC2013.
"You've got English lads fighting for World Cup spots as well as the Irish, Scottish and Welsh competing for theirs. It's very competitive and to an outsider watching that's what you want to see. You don't want to see big scores every week and it'll be another good game on Friday.
"It's definitely something I want to keep and be a part of (the England group), hopefully getting selected for World Cup. But that's the end of the year and I want to concentrate on Warrington and doing well this week (first and foremost)."
Chris can't praise the fans enough for their support over the team's mixed start to the season.
"Even when we lost at Hull KR there was still a bumper crowd here against St Helens - we lost that but still took a couple of thousand to Salford. With our fans I don't think you can ever tell if we having a bad run as they are always there and we're expecting another massive crowd this Friday night."
Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants, Friday 22nd March, The Halliwell Jones Stadium, 8pm. Tickets on sale in WolfWare, on 08448 11 11 76 (Mon-Frii 9am-5pm) and at WolfWare Online.
20, Mar, 2013