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Tony Smith hails Warrington's best defensive display of season
Tony Smith hailed Warrington's best defensive performance of the campaign after they sauntered to a 46-4 victory over near neighbours Salford.
Richie Myler scored a brace of tries and laid on three more as the rampant Wolves came close to registering a half-century of points at the Salford City Stadium.
Smith said: "I don't think we attacked very well. I thought we were very patchy, particularly in the second half, although we did some good things in amongst it.
"We lacked a bit of control but defensively we were outstanding and that's really what we wanted.
"We've been critical of ourselves in recent times with some of the points we've conceded.
"To concede an intercept try only tells you a little bit about your defence. I think we applied ourselves a whole lot better."
Salford's interim coach Alan Hunte added: "In the first half I actually thought we competed defensively on the majority of our sets barring four but Warrington showed how clinical they can be and made every one of those four sets pay.
"We've just got to learn to be smarter and more patient. It's not been the greatest six months and the guys seem to be carrying that anxiety.
"They have got to start enjoying rugby. We just look nervous when we've got the ball."
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|9||Hull K R||22||20|
|11||Salford Red Devils||22||17|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||22||4|
|Thursday 31st July|
|20:00||Wigan vs Salford|
|Friday 1st August|
|20:00||Hull vs St Helens|
|20:00||Catalan Dragons vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Bradford|
|Sunday 3rd August|
|15:00||Widnes vs Hull K R|
|15:00||Wakefield vs Huddersfield|
|15:30||Castleford vs London Broncos|
|Thursday 14th August|
|20:00||Hull K R vs Wigan|
|Friday 15th August|
|20:00||Salford vs Catalan Dragons|
|20:00||Warrington vs Castleford|
|Sunday 27th July|
|Huddersfield 38 - 16 Catalan Dragons|
|Bradford 16 - 8 Wigan|
|Warrington 26 - 40 Wakefield|
|Saturday 26th July|
|London Broncos 10 - 62 Hull K R|
|Friday 25th July|
|Salford 18 - 22 Leeds|
|St Helens 44 - 22 Widnes|
|Thursday 24th July|
|Hull 18 - 18 Castleford|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Hull K R 18 - 38 Salford|
|Huddersfield 52 - 26 Bradford|
|Saturday 19th July|
|Catalan Dragons 40 - 6 Wakefield|
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