Smith believes that a closer game was beneficial, especially for players who have not played since before the engage Super League play-offs.
“We’ll get a lot out of that. I am pleased with the hit-out,” said Smith.
“It is no good when the scoreline goes one way and there is a total blowout for one team: you don’t learn as much about your defensive structure.”
“Some of our skills were a little off at times, as was some of our decision-making. But that’s understandable when there are guys there who hadn’t played for a while.
“I am pleased that we’ve been able to get some of the rustiness out and that we finished the game strongly. We scored some nice tries.”