TRL TV: Smith says Nabuli should have been sent off

Warrington coach Tony Smith believes St George Illawarra winger Eto Nabuli should have been red-carded for his high shot on Kevin Penny on Friday night. Nabuli coat-hangered Penny in the first half but did not receive a red or yellow card. Smith said if the World Club Series match was played under Super League laws, the Fijian would have been…

Read More

Smith: England are improving

Former England coach Tony Smith believes the national team is improving and a victory over Australia and New Zealand will come. England suffered close losses against both the Kangaroos and Kiwis in the recent Four Nations, missing out of the tournament’s final. Smith, who coached Great Britain in 2007 and led England at the 2008 World Cup, said England was…

Read More

There was flu in camp – but it’s no excuse, says Wolves boss

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith revealed after his side’s 24-24 draw with Huddersfield that the camp was plagued with sickness all week – but refused to make it an excuse for their failure to claim two precious competition points. The Wolves were leading 24-23 with seconds remaining after fighting back from 23-6 down, but Danny Brough’s late drop-goal ensured both…

Read More

Wolves had too much to do, says Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith admits his team left themselves with too much work to do after the first-half of their defeat against Leeds Rhinos – saying they “didn’t put their best foot forward”. The Wolves were blown away by a blistering first 40 minutes from the Rhinos, who led 14-0 at the break thanks to a superb first-half performance.…

Read More

Warrington Wolves boss hoping his side don’t ‘wobble’

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists now is not the time to ‘wobble’ with a return to Wembley just 80 minutes away, as his team look to continue their incredible record in the Challenge Cup. The Wolves have won the famous trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2012 – with the two most recent victories coming against their semi-final opponents in…

Read More

I admire Agar, says Warrington Wolves boss Smith

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith says he the work Richard Agar has done in the British game, as the two gear up to form the Wolves’ new coaching setup in 2015. Agar – who recently left Wakefield after two-and-a-half-years in charge of the club – will head to the Halliwell Jones Stadium from next season to form part of…

Read More

Warrington Wolves star the form half in Super League, says coach

There isn’t a better half-back currently playing in Super League than Warrington’s Chris Bridge, according to his boss Tony Smith. Bridge has been in outstanding form so far in 2014 – having to deputize for the likes of Richie Myler and Stefan Ratchford for large chunks of the campaign, moving from his usual position of centre. That form was rewarded…

Read More

Cummins could be coach of the year, says Tony Smith

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith has paid tribute to Bradford boss Francis Cummins, insisting he should be a leading contender for Super League’s coach of the year accolade – regardless of whether the Bulls stay up. Cummins has faced major traumas during his first two seasons in charge of the Bulls, with numerous financial sagas often overshadowing the work…

Read More

Warrington name unchanged squad for Giants clash

Warrington head coach Tony Smith has named an unchanged 19-man squad for this weekend’s clash against Huddersfield, as they look to bounce back from defeat against Wigan. There could be a start for Matty Russell, as he eases himself back to full fitness. Russell has been appearing from the interchange bench over the last few weeks, but could start from…

Read More