THE feelings of a Challenge Cup Final defeat at Wembley were all too familiar for Daryl Clark.

He featured in a Castleford Tigers side defeated by Leeds Rhinos in the decider in 2014, before falling with The Wire against Hull FC two years ago.

‘Nothing short of the worst feeling in my life’

Wolves must ask questions so that Wembley let down doesn’t happen again

Johnny Vegas is mobbed by Wire fans outside Wembley

Warrington Wolves fans dress to impress at Wembley

Choose your Wire man of the match from cup final

GUARDIAN VERDICT: Catalans Dragons 20 Warrington Wolves 14

"I’m just disappointed," said the 25-year-old hooker, who had been favourite for te Lance Todd Trophy man-of-the-match award that was handed to Catalans full-back Tony Gigot.

"I’ve been on the wrong side of a couple of these results and it doesn’t get any easier.

"We spoke all week about starting fast, building a game, and we did the opposite.

“We started slowly and we made an error on our first set, they scored really early and before we knew it we were eight points down and chasing the game from then on.

Warrington Guardian:

Daryl Clark looks for a way past the Catalans defence. Picture: Dave Gillespie

“We didn’t help ourselves with errors, running into touch on the first play on a couple of occasions and just dropping the ball early in tackle counts.

“We self destructed, but it’s about being smart and trying to build our way back into the game.

"We just went about it the wrong way with errors and dropping the ball.

“You can’t do that in big games like this.

"Fair play to Catalans, I don’t really remember them making many errors.

“They punched their sets out and did what they needed to do in a final and it paid off for them.

Warrington Guardian:

Daryl Clark and Stefan Ratchford shellshocked at the end of the cup final. Picture: Mike Boden

“When we were chasing the game and at 20-12 that’s when we were making errors. We had three or four scrums on their 20m.

“There was the Tom Lineham one into touch on the first play, Ben Westwood dropped the ball on the second, it was just out of character.

“I know we were chasing the game and had to throw the ball around but we just needed to be smarter. We had plenty of time to knock our sets out and get something from it but I think we just played dumb.

“I don’t think we could have played much worse than we did, but I think big Ben Murdoch-Masila made an impact off the bench.

“I thought Hilly (Chris Hill) and Coops (Mike Cooper) led us well but we didn’t really give them much to play with.”