Smith rues impatient Warrington after blowing League Leaders’ Shield party

Tony Smith admitted that Warrington’s video review will be an unpleasant experience after his side surrendered a 28-14 lead against Wigan.

Despite the Warriors being down to 12-men after Ben Flower’s dismissal, four tries in the final quarter earned Wigan victory, with Warrington now needing to avoid defeat at Hull FC next week to secure the League Leaders’ Shield.

“We were in a position where you’d like to think you could close the game out, particularly against a team with a man down,” said Smith.

“We’ve seen it before when teams lift and we probably came up with a few decision-making plays that really cost us.

“We were guilty of a bit of impatience and we just didn’t handle some of our attacking plays the way we needed to, particularly when they went a man down.

“I’ve got to commend Wigan, some of their defensive efforts on their own line when they were a man down were fantastic and some of their late offloads hurt us.

“We’re going to rue some decisions we made when we review that game, there’s going to be some hard watching and some hard lessons and hopefully they will help us for some of the games ahead.”