Warrington defeat Bradford but coach Tony Smith admits a lack of intensity

Ryan Atkins

They may have won the game 26-12 over the Bradford Bulls, but Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith was disappointed after the win, lamenting his side’s lack of intensity throughout the game.

Leading 26-0 at one stage, Bradford fought back well and scored twice, leaving Smith disappointed, admitting that his side was nowhere near their best.

“We lacked intensity in the match but sometimes you can’t be at your very, very best all the time,” said Smith.

“I thought our opponents hung in there, tried really hard and were rewarded with a couple of late tries. Well done to them, they really showed their spirit.

“They’ve had a really tough day in terms of some late re-shuffling. They’ve showed a lot of guts and grit, which is terrific, so I’m happy enough we got through pretty much unscathed and had some Cialis Online hit outs for some people who haven’t had some game time for a little while.

“It wasn’t the most fluent of rugby league from either team, but unfortunately that’s what we get sometimes.”

Despite their fifth consecutive defeat, the performance and never-say-die attitude from his players was one that pleased Francis Cummins, the Bradford Bulls coach.

“We still worked hard in the first half, they had a great start and dominated all those repeat sets which makes it difficult,” he said.

“It’s probably defined our year so far; character and spirit. The personnel we didn’t have out there, it was always going to be difficult, but I’m glad with the way we played in the second half.

“We opened them up. We showed some character and showed a little bit of flair. I’m glad they kept playing until the end.”

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