Wildcats prop Justin Poore offered no excuses for the defeat at Hull KR and admitted it wasn’t good enough.
Despite leading 18-16 at half-time having been far from their best, Wakefield never got started in a second half that belonged entirely to the hosts who racked up 28 unanswered points to claim victory.
Trinity were pegged back in their own half with uncharacteristic errors and a penalty account that went against them and the Australian says the team simply didn’t implement what they had trained for leading into the game.
“We focussed all week on where we were standing and we needed to win today, and we didn’t,” said Poore when speaking to Yorkshire Radio. “We knew at half-time that we were in with a chance. We weren’t playing good footy but the way we played today, we just weren’t on and we didn’t do the things we trained for.
“Penalties and ill-discipline (cost us), everybody can put their hand up, myself included. It’s just not good enough. Usually we’re not like that and sometimes you have days like that and today was one of those days. We’ll fix it up and I’m sure Rich will be giving us a spray through the week so I don’t think that will be happening again.
“Today is one of those games where we couldn’t have done many things worse. Some blokes efforts were good but it was one of those days where nothing went right and everything went wrong.”
Whilst the defeat to a Rovers side also striving to reach the top eight was a dent to the Wildcats own ambitions, Poore says that it is important the men in red, white and blue return to showing the attitude that won them back-to-back games in recent weeks.
“We’ve got some really winnable games over the next eight weeks and we’ve got to focus on them and win.
“We’ve got to take it week-to-week and if we can turn up with the attitude we have been showing, bar today, then we’re in with a shot.”
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