Warrington Wolves break Super League era record at Hull FC

Tony Smith

Tony Smith

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Warrington Guardian: by , Sports Editor

IT might be a historic night for Warrington Wolves with their 24-18 win at Hull FC, but Tony Smith is keeping feet firmly on ground. 

For the first time since the rugby league game switched to summer in 1996, Wolves have won nine games on the bounce courtesy of tonight’s success at Hull FC.

It’s a run that goes back to a loss at bottom-of-the-table Bradford Bulls on May 4.

Smith, Wolves' head of coaching and rugby, said: “We’re not about those sorts of milestones. We’re working hard.

“We weren’t far off at the start of the season but because we get a ‘W’ next to our name instead of an ‘L’ people say we try harder.

“We were trying just as hard back then as we are now.

“We had to fine-tune some things and make sure that we gelled as a team and it takes some time.

“Everyone has their off days and that’ll happen again somewhere down the track but we don’t get hung up on those sorts of things.

“We want to be a tough rugby league team and a team that’s tough to beat. If we do that regularly we’ll come out with our fair share of ‘Ws’ and only a few losses.

“We’re doing ok. We need to keep working hard. We’re solid at the moment and we’re working hard for each other.

“I don’t care if it’s one win on the trot or nine. To come to Hull and play in those conditions with that hostile crowd and come out with a strong and solid win was really outstanding.

“I thought we handled the conditions really well. Aside from a couple of handling errors in the ruck areas or in the tackle, the way we handled the ball at times was really skilful.

“You don’t expect to see skill like that too often in those sort of conditions and I thought that was probably the telling factor between the two teams in the end.”

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9:54pm Sun 6 Jul 14

warrington_biker says...

Wire won 11 SL Games straight in a row in 2011..

19th Jun 2011 15:00 - Hull Kingston Rovers - W 46 - 16 - Craven Park
24th Jun 2011 20:00 - St Helens - W 35 - 28 - Home
1st Jul 2011 20:00 - Castleford Tigers - W 48 - 18 - Probiz Coliseum
8th Jul 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 28 - 16 Home
16th Jul 2011 15:00 - London Broncos - W 54 - 24 - The Stoop
31st Jul 2011 15:00 - Bradford Bulls - W 64 - 6 - Home
14th Aug 2011 15:00 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - W 66 - 12 - Home
20th Aug 2011 18:30 - Catalan Dragons - W 25 - 12 - Stade Gilbert Brutus
4th Sep 2011 12:45 - Wigan Warriors - W 39 - 12 - Home
9th Sep 2011 20:00 - Hull FC - W 34 - 12 - KC Stadium
16th Sep 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 47 - 0 - Home
Wire won 11 SL Games straight in a row in 2011.. 19th Jun 2011 15:00 - Hull Kingston Rovers - W 46 - 16 - Craven Park 24th Jun 2011 20:00 - St Helens - W 35 - 28 - Home 1st Jul 2011 20:00 - Castleford Tigers - W 48 - 18 - Probiz Coliseum 8th Jul 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 28 - 16 Home 16th Jul 2011 15:00 - London Broncos - W 54 - 24 - The Stoop 31st Jul 2011 15:00 - Bradford Bulls - W 64 - 6 - Home 14th Aug 2011 15:00 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - W 66 - 12 - Home 20th Aug 2011 18:30 - Catalan Dragons - W 25 - 12 - Stade Gilbert Brutus 4th Sep 2011 12:45 - Wigan Warriors - W 39 - 12 - Home 9th Sep 2011 20:00 - Hull FC - W 34 - 12 - KC Stadium 16th Sep 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 47 - 0 - Home warrington_biker
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10:25am Mon 7 Jul 14

jonesy1980 says...

warrington_biker wrote:
Wire won 11 SL Games straight in a row in 2011..

19th Jun 2011 15:00 - Hull Kingston Rovers - W 46 - 16 - Craven Park
24th Jun 2011 20:00 - St Helens - W 35 - 28 - Home
1st Jul 2011 20:00 - Castleford Tigers - W 48 - 18 - Probiz Coliseum
8th Jul 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 28 - 16 Home
16th Jul 2011 15:00 - London Broncos - W 54 - 24 - The Stoop
31st Jul 2011 15:00 - Bradford Bulls - W 64 - 6 - Home
14th Aug 2011 15:00 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - W 66 - 12 - Home
20th Aug 2011 18:30 - Catalan Dragons - W 25 - 12 - Stade Gilbert Brutus
4th Sep 2011 12:45 - Wigan Warriors - W 39 - 12 - Home
9th Sep 2011 20:00 - Hull FC - W 34 - 12 - KC Stadium
16th Sep 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 47 - 0 - Home
Poor WG, even fairweather fans could spot the obvious error here. Not hit the heights of 2011 yet but could beat that run in the coming weeks with the games we have (London, Whiffness, Wakefield)
[quote][p][bold]warrington_biker[/bold] wrote: Wire won 11 SL Games straight in a row in 2011.. 19th Jun 2011 15:00 - Hull Kingston Rovers - W 46 - 16 - Craven Park 24th Jun 2011 20:00 - St Helens - W 35 - 28 - Home 1st Jul 2011 20:00 - Castleford Tigers - W 48 - 18 - Probiz Coliseum 8th Jul 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 28 - 16 Home 16th Jul 2011 15:00 - London Broncos - W 54 - 24 - The Stoop 31st Jul 2011 15:00 - Bradford Bulls - W 64 - 6 - Home 14th Aug 2011 15:00 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - W 66 - 12 - Home 20th Aug 2011 18:30 - Catalan Dragons - W 25 - 12 - Stade Gilbert Brutus 4th Sep 2011 12:45 - Wigan Warriors - W 39 - 12 - Home 9th Sep 2011 20:00 - Hull FC - W 34 - 12 - KC Stadium 16th Sep 2011 20:00 - Huddersfield Giants - W 47 - 0 - Home[/p][/quote]Poor WG, even fairweather fans could spot the obvious error here. Not hit the heights of 2011 yet but could beat that run in the coming weeks with the games we have (London, Whiffness, Wakefield) jonesy1980
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1:41pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mparsons says...

Warrington-biker, you missed out the home Challenge Cup quarter-final loss to Wigan on July 23.

My article does not say that only Super League games were being considered.

The stats are correct as stated.
Warrington-biker, you missed out the home Challenge Cup quarter-final loss to Wigan on July 23. My article does not say that only Super League games were being considered. The stats are correct as stated. mparsons
  • Score: 1

1:49pm Mon 7 Jul 14

warrington_biker says...

mparsons wrote:
Warrington-biker, you missed out the home Challenge Cup quarter-final loss to Wigan on July 23.

My article does not say that only Super League games were being considered.

The stats are correct as stated.
Appreciate the response Mike, but your article title depicts otherwise -- "Warrington Wolves break Super League era record at Hull FC"

The Challenge Cup isn't part of the Super League tables or title race, therefore, our loss-free record remains 11.
[quote][p][bold]mparsons[/bold] wrote: Warrington-biker, you missed out the home Challenge Cup quarter-final loss to Wigan on July 23. My article does not say that only Super League games were being considered. The stats are correct as stated.[/p][/quote]Appreciate the response Mike, but your article title depicts otherwise -- "Warrington Wolves break Super League era record at Hull FC" The Challenge Cup isn't part of the Super League tables or title race, therefore, our loss-free record remains 11. warrington_biker
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2:06pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mparsons says...

Warrington-biker, Super League era is from 1996 until now - it is simply a reference to the date range as used in this article.

So it is a record for the period 1996 until now - a record for the number of consecutive wins in the Super League era, a period which deserves and regularly receives it's own statistics recognition due to players switching to full-time status

There is nothing in the article or headline that states the statistics are only relevant to Super League games.
Warrington-biker, Super League era is from 1996 until now - it is simply a reference to the date range as used in this article. So it is a record for the period 1996 until now - a record for the number of consecutive wins in the Super League era, a period which deserves and regularly receives it's own statistics recognition due to players switching to full-time status There is nothing in the article or headline that states the statistics are only relevant to Super League games. mparsons
  • Score: 0

3:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

jonesy1980 says...

Can see what you are getting at mparsons, but have to agree with warrington_biker, it was slightly misleading.
Can see what you are getting at mparsons, but have to agree with warrington_biker, it was slightly misleading. jonesy1980
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