That was a dire performance and the result accurately reflected the gulf in performance on the day.
We've no real pace in the backs and we'd lost two of our three halfbacks. The only hope was some inventive plays and a solid hard tackling stint. We got neither.
Of those who played, I thought Elliot Kear was comfortably our best player. We got decent performances from Mattie Blythe, James Donaldson, Jamie Langley, Ben Evans and Jarrod Sammut. The rest had a day that they will have to suffer again on Tuesday's video-review.
Unless Sky gives every club a shedload of money, next season looks about as promising as this one:
- Blythe and Evans will be back at Warrington.
- the dearth of decent halfbacks in Superleague will mean we will probably lose at least one of ours to a team with genuine title ambitions.
- let's hope we've got some good juniors to come through because, under the current financial arrangements, we can't afford top drawer recruits.
Still, it will be a character-forming experience for our younger fans, and good preparation for when we become a top team again in about four or five seasons.