Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves: Much more improvement to come from Wolves warns coach Smith

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith.
Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith.
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WARRINGTON WOLVES’ form has improved dramatically since their previous meeting with Leeds Rhinos, but coach Tony Smith says they can and will get better.

Warrington, who visit Headingley tonight, beat Leeds 25-14 at HJ Stadium in April and have lost only one of their last eight matches.

“We have still got a bit to go,” Smith said. “But we are trying hard at the moment and we are much more competitive. “We are still making a few too many errors, but at the same time we are getting a little tighter and a bit better in some respects.”

Warrington have clawed their way into Betfred Super League’s top-eight and Smith added: “It is a tough competition now.

“You suffer a couple of losses and your confidence goes down, but we are fighting through and not losing as many at the moment and that’s a good sign.”

Rhinos are on the back of a 29-18 defeat by leaders Castleford Tigers five days ago, but Smith described his former club, who he guided to two Super League titles, as “dangerous”.

He said: “I thought they were terrific last week – they put in a big effort against Castleford. They are a very creative, dangerous team who are capable of scoring points.

“They are a bit like all of us, they have probably been a bit up and down in terms of form, but in terms of where they are sitting in the competition they are in a good position.

“They are probably looking for some more consistency, but that’s probably true for all teams this year except for Cas.”

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