A scrappy start to the match saw both sides make a number of handling errors in the opening exchanges, but it was Leeds who were piling the most pressure on for the majority of the first half.
Warrington held firm, however, and it was the visitors who finally got the first points on the board with just three minutes remaining of the half when Chris Sandow went over for the opening Super League try of the season after the Wolves had opted to run a penalty.
Leeds didn't take long to respond in the second half, levelling things up seven minutes after the interval when Brad Singleton crashed over and was adjudged to have grounded the ball by the video referee.
The champions were soon in front too as Ryan Hall opened his account for the year, touching down in the corner after good work from Joel Moon and Jordan Lilley. Man of Steel Zak Hardaker was faced with a tricky conversion, though, and narrowly missed the posts in what would prove to be a pivotal moment in the match.
The Wolves were forced into some late defending as they looked to hang on to their lead, with Currie making a try-saving tackle to deny Rob Burrow, but once again the match was ultimately down to Hardaker, who missed the chance to level things up when he pulled a penalty wide with just three minutes remaining.