Richard Agar rues first-half interceptions

Wakefield coach Richard Agar has blamed two first-half interception tries for his side’s Easter Monday loss against Huddersfield Giants.

Trinity were within two points of their West Yorkshire rivals mid-way through the first half, and were certainly giving as good as they got, but costly errors handed the Giants two more scores and meant they went into the break with a 14-point cushion, a deficit Wakefield would ultimately fail to overcome.

“We’ll look to a couple of tries we conceded in the first half from intercepts,” Agar said.

“We could have found ourselves going into the last 10 minutes of the game with a chance of taking it. For us, we can take plenty of positives out of it again. We worked hard, were enthusiastic but the little errors are hurting us big time and we need to iron them out of our game.

“In the first half we showed some real positivity with the ball but we’ve passed the ball to Huddersfield to come over our try line twice. When you come in at 24-10 that was undoubtedly the difference on the scoreboard.

“The players feel disappointed but we are quite positive. We’ve been in a tough stretch of football but we are quite positive that there’s plenty to build on and believes they are still finding their best combination in key positions.

“There’s part of our games that we can move forward with. But it’s ironing out those fundamental errors. At this moment in time we need a lot of things to be going our way and when we’re doing that, we’re bursting our own balloon a little bit.”

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