Betts: We were awful

Widnes Vikings Head Coach Denis Betts cut a frustrated figure after seeing his side downed 28-18 by Huddersfield Giants in a game he labelled as “dire” “We were awful. We never built any pressure,” said Betts. “We kept hold of the ball well in the first half but didn’t do anything with it. We’ve given penalties away to relieve pressure…

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Wane ‘chilled’ about letting Jake Shorrocks play against parent club tonight

Shaun Wane has insisted he’s ‘very chilled’ about the prospect of Jake Shorrocks playing against his own team tonight. Shorrocks is on loan at Super League rivals Salford, and will likely line up at half-back tonight when the Red Devils travel to Wigan to face the Warriors. Usually, clubs are hesitant to let their loanee players turn out against their…

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Holbrook unimpressed despite Saints’ latest win

Saints coach Justin Holbrook struggled to find many positives despite the club’s win over Catalans. The league leaders stuttered to victory over the Dragons, despite never really looking like being trouble in the 26-12 win. Regan Grace scored twice for the hosts, but Holbrook wasn’t thrilled with his side’s performance. “Positives? The fact we won is one,” he said. “Tommy…

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McDermott impressed by Warrington as Rhinos prepare for Wolves clash

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott admits he holds Friday night’s opponents Warrington in high regard – and believes they will pose a stern challenge for the reigning Super League champions. The Rhinos and the Wolves clashed on the opening night of the season over three months ago, and they do battle again tonight in arguably the most-anticipated clash in Super…

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Sunday clash with Hull KR is ‘win at all costs’, says Wakefield coach Chris Chester

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester insists Sunday’s huge clash with former club Hull KR is ‘win at all costs’. Following a dismal run of form in recent weeks, Trinity would see their four-point buffer to the bottom four cut in half on Sunday if they lose to Tim Sheens’ Robins. And Chester has made no attempt to downplay the game…

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