Tony Smith has dual reg reservations

Warrington coach Tony Smith does not think that dual registration is the best way to develop the Super League players of the future.

While the Wolves boss is happy enough with the way his club’s dual reg deals are progressing this season, with a partnership with North Wales Crusaders in operation, he thinks that the system could be reformed.

“I don’t think it’s the ideal situation for developing young players, to send them to another franchise on a weekly basis,” he said.

“But it is what it is, and we try to make the most and the best of it, for the players and for both clubs.

“It works okay, but I certainly don’t think it’s the ideal.”

Meanwhile, the Wolves welcome Hull FC to the Halliwell Jones this weekend, and Smith is taking nothing for granted against Lee Radford‘s men.

“They’ve had some really close losses this year,” he said.

“They’ve been very competitive in most of their games.

“They’ll be hard to score against, and they’ve got some talented players who can score points, and a wealth of experience.

“We’re going to have to be on it. We had a one-point victory over them at their place, early in the season.

“They’ve had some outstanding performances within games at different stages. We know some of the threats that they bring to us.”

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