Dean Collis believes the Wildcats were unfortunate to be on the end of such a heavy score line at Langtree Park on Friday night.
The visitors from the Rapid Solicitors Stadium ran Saints close for an hour and were well in the game at 28-18 going into the final quarter before a Jonny Lomax inspired home side cut loose to give the result a rather lobsided look.
Australian Collis laid on one try and scored another to once again show his class for Trinity, and he felt the Wildcats efforts weren’t reflected in the final outcome of the game.
“I thought the effort was pretty good from all the boys and the score line didn’t reflect all the effort the boys put in,” Collis told Wildcats TV.
“We got the try back and were only ten points down to give ourselves a chance. Unfortunately they racked up a pretty big score which, like I said, don’t think reflected our effort.
“We hung in there. They skipped away towards the end of that first half and we could have just chucked it in. We fought back in the second half and the boys really stuck to their guns.”
It was well documented before the game that Richard Agar was without the services of a number of his most senior players, allowing some of the members of the squad who have been on the periphery to step up and make their mark.
Collis believes that those coming into the side certainly did that.
“Rich spoke to us before the game and we were obviously missing a lot of our good players but the blokes that came in did a really good job. Everyone’s disappointed which is a good sign, and there were good signs for the future.
“I think our attitude was a lot better than last week. Execution wise we’re still not quit there but our attitude was a massive turnaround. That was something we spoke about in the week and something that we had to do. The score line blew out towards the ned but I thought our attitude was much better this week.”
Attentions now turn to the visit of Champions Leeds Rhinos on Friday night in a match that is set to be one of the biggest crowds in the Super League era at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium with tickets selling fast for the local derby.
Collis hopes that the Wildcats faithful can inspire the men in red, white and blue to a victory over the Rhinos, just as they did in 2012.
“It’s always great to play Leeds. I’ve had a few good clashes with them and hopefully we get a really good crowd there. We did last year and we ended up getting the win so I’m really looking forward to it. If we can get a big crowd there and put in a big performance then hopefully we can come away with the win.”
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