Warrington got off to the perfect start in seeking to retain the title for the third year in a row. The line up, topped by Wan Adnan, was just too strong for the Tame Valley team and ran out a 20:0 score line.
Charlie Major was on first where his power was a bit too much for Jamie Maddox. New signing, David Cromwell made a competent start beating Ray Burke, while Adam Taylor and Andy Whipp were at their best getting the upper hand against Chris Morrison and Amir Manouchehri. Wan made a slow start against Ben Sockett raising his game to clinch the first game 13:11. After that, he was never troubled.