Smith not complaining about Easter this year

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has insisted he is not going to spend this year complaining about the hectic Easter schedule, saying his side are looking forward to the challenge ahead of them.

Just like last year, the Wolves will face Widnes and Castleford over Easter, before facing Wakefield next Saturday to round off a run of three games in nine days.

Smith has been vocal about his disapproval of the Easter schedule in the past, and says that whilst he still thinks the day will come where Easter scheduling is changed, there is no point complaining about it this year.

“I think that time will come,” Smith said. “I think there’s some really sensible people about, particularly on the Super League side of things that are starting to understand the overall importance of performance rather than the number of games.

“Understanding that it needs to be high quality rather than just churning out a number of home and away fixtures for the sake of it. If the product is no good, you may as well not pump it out, that understanding is starting to come around. I would like to think that the sense part of it will come into action within the next couple of years.

He added: “We’re not going to complain about it this year, we’re looking forward to it, we’re rolling our sleeves up, our form hasn’t been great the last couple of weeks so it’s a way for us to play some games close together and have some real tough practice. It’s a change of mentality for us this year.”