Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has stoked the fire ahead of the upcoming World Club Series – by saying he believes that the English competition is more “exciting and attractive” than the NRL.
Smith’s Warrington side will represent Super League in the new series, as they square off against St George-Illawarra Dragons. And Smith is excited to represent Super League, and says the English game rarely gets the quality it deserves – something the Wolves will seek to put right in the World Club Series.
“The other big reason for the excitement is that we’re representing Super League. I don’t think we get enough credit for the quality of play that we do have in this country and this is a chance to prove something to the Australian community and public,” Smith said.
“Until you come over here and experience it, you don’t realise how tough and exciting a competition it is. There’s a contrasting style and I’d like to argue that at times some of ours is more exciting and attractive to watch.
“After having trained over there and with some of their clubs, we felt that we weren’t much different – we certainly didn’t feel inferior to many teams in Australia. You don’t often get a chance to prove that and we do now.”