Smith blasts “ridiculous” Huddersfield advantage

Warrington coach Tony Smith turned his attention to the Huddersfield postponement controversy after watching his team beaten 38-12 at home by Salford.

A second successive defeat on the weekend for the Wolves means that they face the Giants next week only two points ahead of their opponents.

They could even start that game outside the top eight, depending on the result of Catalans against Hull on Monday night.

Huddersfield’s scheduled game against St Helens on Bank Holiday Monday was postponed due to Huddersfield Town football club’s involvement in the Championship play-off final.

With both the Giants and Saints out of the Challenge Cup, they have used that weekend to hold the game.

Smith said: It’s ridiculous to give an unfair advantage to some teams. It’s like being penalised for doing well in the Challenge Cup.

“I’m furious for different reasons as Huddersfield could be in danger of breathing down our necks.

“We’ve played a couple of tough games and copped a battering while they’ve had their feet up.”


  1. I am not a Warrington fan and Saints are not breaking any rules. But the number of games the RFL are putting through in the toughest sport to play is an absolute disgrace

  2. I’m a rhino fan and I completely agree with smith , last year hull was in the game cup final and both hull teams asked for their game to be moved and the rfl said no , one rule for some clubs and another rule for the rest, totally unfair but then again we are talking about the rfl who are a joke

    • I am a Saints fan but yes Tony Smith is dead right another massive clanger by the RFL . Wire will be in trouble if they lose this.

  3. I’m a tiger fan and we play saints who have a advantage next week.Im not making excuses b4 our game I think we will win I just don’t believe any team should have any advantage.cas untill I die.

  4. Sour grape! no good having a go at huddersfield /Saints, Warrington are embarrassing he’s just making ex to keep his job, have a go at the R F L, This set of games should not gone ahead first time we’ve done it and the Easter program should be scrapped as well as Thursday nite games, rugby league is on a backwards roll.

  5. Smith should stop trying to make his own rules up. If he doesn’t like the way super league is run he could always go back to Australia.

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