Smith makes no excuses after Bradford’s shock defeat to Workington

Rohan Smith refused to defend his players after they were stunned by relegated Workington.

The Bulls’ unbeaten run in the Championship Shield came to an abrupt end, as former halfback Jarrod Sammut scored 22 points, including three tries, to condemn Bradford to a 30-26 reverse.

Following the loss, Smith was less than impressed by his side’s performance.

“It was disappointing to play that way,” he said.

“As I said to the players, there’s no point in looking at the ladder and making an assessment before you get there. You’ve got to come and play well.

“I thought at various times the Workington pack found an extra gear.

“We probably didn’t choose the right tackle on several occasions, then they found an offload and that built some pressure.

“Credit to Workington for digging deep in the situation they’re in.


“We didn’t execute well and the opposition did. All the players were very disappointed and unhappy with their performances.”

A full report, plus news from both Bradford and Workington, can be found in the new League Express.