Smith steers clear of schedule row

Warrington boss Tony Smith refused to get drawn into the row about the Super League schedule after Sunday’s dismal 44-4 defeat at Huddersfield.

Wire’s third heavy loss in a row left them tenth in the table and ramped up the pressure on Smith to find a solution to his team’s woeful form.

“I said what I needed to say last week (about the schedule) and the whys and what-fors but well done to Huddersfield – they were the better team and I would rather say that and congratulate them than take anything away from their performance,” he said.

“If you are a Warrington fan at the moment, it’s tough to watch, it’s tough to participate in as well and it’s hurting the boys.

“They are hurting about their performance and we haven’t really recovered since the Magic Weekend and it’s damaged our confidence.

“Some of our defence close to our try line just isn’t strong enough – when your opponents opt to go for points rather than the shot at goal then it tells you something about your defence. Huddersfield got it right today.

“We came here with some high hopes and came here anticipating a good win so yeah absolutely, we are disappointed.”

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