Smith bemoans Warrington wobble

03 September 2017 20:52:45 GMTPlus10

Head coach Tony Smith says he was frustrated with his Warrington side's display in the closing stages of their nervy 40-38 win over the London Broncos on Saturday.

The Wolves found themselves 14-0 behind early on before fighting back to take a 40-20 lead heading in to the final 16 minutes.

However, the visitors to the capital had to survive a nerve-jangling finale as the Broncos hit back, forcing the Wire to hold on for the final two minutes to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Qualifiers.

Despite his team running in seven tries and recording a seventh straight win in all competitions, Smith was far from satisfied with Warrington's display.

“Was I frustrated at times? Absolutely. Were the players? Absolutely,” said Smith.

“The boys want to play well, they want to do a good job. We all get frustrated at stages and get disappointed when things don’t go our way because of some of the actions we choose to do."

Victory guaranteed Warrington's Super League status for 2018 but Smith does not want to see his team slacking off in the final three matches of the season.

"We've got players playing through injuries and managing to get through and hopefully we can get them through to the end. The guys that are there are doing a good job, but they've had a tough year and it is nearly over now," he added.

"We don't want to relax until the job is done, but we're doing what we need to at the moment. Some of it isn't pretty and some of it needs to improve and it will."

Last year's Grand Final runners-up can only watch on as those in the Super 8s battle it out for Super League's top prize this season.

The League Leaders' Shied winners Castleford are currently 1.53 to win the Grand Final, while Leeds are 2.50 after guaranteeing a play-off semi-final on Friday.

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