Super League: Warrington Wolves boss delighted by defensive display

Last Updated: 22/03/13 10:42pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

Warrington coach Tony Smith hailed his side's defensive efforts as they kept Super League leaders Huddersfield try-less in a 28-2 victory played in blizzard-like conditions at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

"It was tough, good old-traditional winter rugby league," said Smith. "It was probably as well that the cameras weren't here because they wouldn't have been able to see the ball.

"You've got to compliment everybody who was out there - both sides and the officials - because the conditions were extreme.

"The players really did put their bodies on the line and our boys handled the conditions exceptionally well.

"Our defensive effort was enormous. To keep a team try-less is no mean feat. The big boys in the middle did a fantastic job and those fast backs came in and finished it off."

"Our defensive effort was enormous. To keep a team try-less is no mean feat. The big boys in the middle did a fantastic job and those fast backs came in and finished it off."
Tony Smith

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson had no complaints over the result, conceding that the home side coped better with the conditions.

Extreme

"It was pretty extreme out there," he said. "I thought every person who turned up today deserves some credit.

"Those that travelled across the Pennines deserve a medal and probably deserve a bit better than we gave them.

"We had a couple of lapses here and there and good sides take advantage of that. I also thought Warrington defended really well.

"I'm glad we played the game, although I'm not chuffed with the scoreline.

"We came here to do a job but we never really got going. I am blaming the conditions a bit but the sheer weight of possession got us in the end.

"Warrington handled the conditions better than we did. We were beaten by a better team on the night."

  • Share:

Related

Super League 2013, round eight

Brian McDermott: believes postponement of Wakefield clash might be a good thing for the club

McDermott: Break a blessing

Brian McDermott says the weekend postponement of the Super League clash with Wakefield may have been good for Leeds.

Craig Sandercock: delighted his side have finally claimed the points in a close encounter

Sandercock admits his relief

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock was glad to see his side come through a close game as they held off Castleford 26-22.

David Hodgson: scored Rovers' third try against Castleford Tigers

Rovers made to sweat by Tigers

Hull KR made it three straight Super League home wins following a hard-fought 26-22 success over the Castleford Tigers.

Most Popular

Features

Take the strain, Jos

Take the strain, Jos

Jos Buttler will be under huge mental and physical burdens as a Test keeper, says Nasser Hussain.

Summer stars

Summer stars

Who, aside from the big four, should shine during the North American swing? Barry Cowan assesses…

On Tight Lines...

On Tight Lines...

Fly fishing is on the agenda this week as angler Peter Cockwill joins us for an expert breakdown