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Daryl Powell: Wakefield Will Be Tough


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

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<em>Tigers' Head Coach Daryl Powell has given his thoughts on tomorrow's opposition and looks back at the St Helens defeat.</em>
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<strong>Daryl, what are your thoughts looking back at the St Helens defeat?</strong>
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It was a disappointing finish, but in lots of ways it was pretty positive night to be honest.
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We've reflected on it a number of ways and we thought that there were plenty of positives to take from it; there are things for us to learn and things for the refereeing department to learn. I've discussed all those with the relevant people so we move on.
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We've worked our way through it as a playing and coaching group. We've learnt so much from it and we'll be better because of those lessons.
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<strong>Is there a sense of injustice, because of the refereeing mistakes?</strong>
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There's certainly a little bit of that; if you look back at the game it's hard not to get that sense.
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We can't get it back so we've preferred to focus on the things that we didn't get right that allowed St Helens back into the game, which I don't think should have happened. We should have closed the game out and that period just after half-time where we turned the ball over a little cheap was a killer.
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It's gone now so all we can do is get back on track. The tough period that we've got in front of us now is going to be a crucial one for us.
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<strong>So are there plenty of positive to take into the Wakefield game?</strong>
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Without a doubt; there have been loads of positives in pretty much every game that we've played.
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The players are working their backsides off - there's absolutely no doubt about that. There are so many components of our game that are going really well and we'll take all those with us.
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I think it's important that whenever you have something that rattles you that you use it as a learning process. I'm confident that the players will do that; everything that I've seen so far is a team that has still got a fair bit about it, despite a disappointing end to the last game.&nbsp;
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<strong>What are your thoughts on Wakefield?</strong>
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They came out of the game against St Helens where they went pretty well and they've found things a little tougher since then. There's nothing we can do about that, it's just about getting our own performance right.
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Obviously you look at the opposition in detail and you try and pick out where you think you might be able to cause them the most damage, and they'll be doing the same with us. For me, it's about us performing as well as we can and I'm confident that we'll do that.
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It's a derby game and it will be tough. You talk to the players that have been here a while and they'll say every time you go to Wakefield it's a tough game.
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They beat us there at the end of last season when I was in charge and they were difficult to beat that day and they'll be the same again. We certainly won't be going in to this game feeling like it's going to be easy as it certainly won't be.<br />&nbsp;
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<strong>Given our squad and your rotation policy, do you think we're well placed to handle the busy Easter schedule?</strong>
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I suppose we'll know at about 5 or 6 o'clock on Monday. I think that we're well placed and we're reasonably healthy. We're missing Luke Dorn after last week's game; he pulled his hamstring at the end of the game which didn't help us.
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We're in a good place but that doesn't help you win games. You've got to go through the processes and make sure that you're tough and aggressive defensively. If we get all that right that we're confident that we'll come out of Easter feeling good about ourselves. <br />&nbsp;
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