Wolves boss Tony Smith praised Warrington’s rearguard effort last night.
Despite not crossing the whitewash for a try in the whole of the second half, Warrington managed to hold off Widnes to record a 19-10 win and put breathing space between them and the Vikings at the bottom of the Super League table.
When asked post game about success in the more ugly areas of the game he said: “The team’s determination on goal line defence, I thought they were terrific.
“We conceded a try directly off one of our errors earlier in the game and then off a beautiful little kick off Chris Bridge in the corner that was very, very difficult to defend on, aside from that I thought that we were tenacious defensively.”
“I like to see that sort of determination.
“Digging in for one another and the spirit, I don’t think that’s ugly. I think that is beautiful. I love watching them defend their goal-line and defend it with real determination and cover for each other and not cave in just because they’ve got back to back sets.
“We mighn’t have had the big names out there, but they got down and got dirty for each other and put their bodies on the line for each other.”
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