Grix: Everything you work for all year is gone in one night and it’s hard to take (From Warrington Guardian)
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It’s hard to take, says Warrington Wolves' Simon Grix
SIMON Grix feels Warrington Wolves had the capability to handle the loss of injured players better than they did on their way to Grand Final defeat against Wigan at Old Trafford on Saturday.
After scoring the second of three tries that put Wolves 16-2 ahead, the 28-year-old changed positions three times in the aftermath of Joel Monaghan and Stefan Ratchford leaving the field – moving from the back row and switching between both centre spots.
And Wigan comeback tries arrived moments after each period of Wolves’ backline reshuffling.
“I think we’ve got a good enough squad and good enough players to adapt to that, and overcome what was in front of us,” he said.
“We were in a good position. When Stef went off (51 minutes) the wheels fell off a little bit. There was a bit of panic and we didn’t get to grips with it quickly enough.
“Before we knew it, Wigan were good enough to put three tries past us and it is credit to them for that.
“We were then chasing the game and with the team changes it didn’t help.
“I feel we’ve blown a big opportunity and I suppose all we can do now is look to get to Old Trafford again.
“Everything you work for all year is gone in one night and it’s hard to take.”
Grix is yet to confirm if he will represent Ireland during the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup.
“My body’s not in the best shape, so I’ll speak with Tony Smith and work out what’s best for this club and me.”
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