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Irish international Simon Grix believes Warrington Wolves are gaining confidence
Simon Grix is grabbed by Catalans defenders in Perpignan, the Irish international believes Wolves have improved since that defeat
IRELAND international Simon Grix feels Wolves’ momentum is growing – just like the players’ confidence.
He points to playing a less expansive style of football as the catalyst, setting the foundations for more open rugby to come as the season progresses.
“We’ve tightened it up a bit for the moment and it’s paid dividends,” said the 26-year-old, who came off the bench for spells at loose forward and scrum half in the weekend’s win against Castleford Tigers.
“I think the Keighley cup game (two weeks ago) gave us a lift in confidence.
“No disrespect to Keighley, but playing a side of lesser ability probably gave us an opportunity to practise things.
“And the processes we worked through against Cas we did against Keighley, giving us a bit of momentum and hopefully over the next few weeks we can build upon that.
“Previously, there had been a lot of unforced errors whereas last year a lot of things like passes just clicked for us.
“This year it hadn’t been going that way and when that continued and the frustration came in we weren’t playing our normal game.
“I think the team’s collective form affected everyone’s personal form.
“For me, I think I was going well at the start of the season but like the rest of the team my form had been pretty average since.
“We got a good start against Castleford and that is probably something we’d not done since last year.
“We’d been working on some of the stuff that we did well against Cas, such as getting numbers in the tackles and playing at our pace.
“We started off with that in our minds and it worked.
“Again, hopefully the bit of momentum over the last couple of weeks can be continued and we can get back to the levels we were playing at last year.”