Bradford and Wakefield head coaches Francis Cummins and Richard Agar have slammed the Super League schedule after they were forced to play two games in four days.
“I’m the losing coach so it would be soft to hide behind the closeness in games as an excuse, but we both [Agar and Cummins] spoke about it before the game,” said Agar, who was seen visibly angry on several occasions during last night’s broadcast.
“We’ve both had limited preparation and limited recovery time, which showed. But it’s really difficult asking us to turn around from Sunday to Thursday.”
Cummins was equally furious: “It is ridiculous, but we don’t make those decisions,” he said.
“Bradford and Wakefield are very similar in squad sizes, whereas if you’re are Warrington, Wigan or Huddersfield you can move people around in important games.
“We can’t do that and maybe that was a factor.”