“It was an improvement on the previous week,” he said. “South Wales battled hard and threw a lot at us. Defensively I thought we were pretty good in only conceding one try. We probably could have scored a few more points.
“We’ve got to keep improving and this week will be a bigger challenge against Newcastle.
“They’re one of the front runners and we know it’s going to be tough; they’ve got a big pack and a couple of smart halves and some pace out wide. We need to muscle up up front and then build on that.”
Stanley Gene, the Newcastle Thunder coach, said: “We’re not playing well at the moment but we’re winning games. Hemel are good on their own field, they know how to play there.
“We’re looking for a complete performance to try and get the points. Last year we struggled against them down there. We know they are a tough side so we’ll be up for it.”