Warrington coach Tony Smith has acknowledged that his team were very much second-best to Hull KR on Friday evening at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
While the Wolves coach felt his team performed reasonably well in the first half of the 36-10 defeat, he thought tha the standard slipped in the second.
“There are no excuses, we weren’t firing on all cylinders,” he said.
“I thought we were okay in the first half. Our defensive efforts were good but our attack lacked some punch, apart from the lovely play by our front-rowers for the try.
“I don’t think we asked enough questions of our opponents in the first half and that hurt us.
“It was a poor 10 minutes at the start of the second half and it put us on the back foot against a spirited side who are full of confidence at the moment.
“Our contact wasn’t great so we need to work on that and, once we do, we will come out the other side.”