Tony Smith: 'Improvement needed ahead of Grand Final'

Head coach Tony Smith of the Warrington Wolves looks on during the Super League match between Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves at the Stobart Stadium Halton on March 29, 2013
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Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith says that his team must improve before next week's Grand Final despite their semi-final victory over Huddersfield Giants.

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has said that his team must improve despite booking their place in the Super League Grand Final with a 30-22 victory over Huddersfield Giants.

The 46-year-old Australian paid credit to Paul Anderson's side, who captured the league leader's shield for the first time this season, but said that lessons must be learnt before next week's finale.

"It was a tough old game, that's what we expect at this time of year," Sky Sports News quotes Smith as saying. "We were a bit off in some areas.

"I didn't think we were composed, we didn't quite control the game like have in recent weeks but part of that was down to Huddersfield. They are a dangerous team and they threw a bit at us.

"I thought the effort was there but our kicking game was poor in the first half. I thought we were a bit edgy as if we were trying too hard to get the game put to bed too early. We managed to get through and we'll take our lessons from it into next week."

Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos face off in the second semi-final this evening.

Tyrone McCarthy of Warrington in action during the Carnegie Challenge Cup Semi Final match between Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves at Salford City Stadium on July 15, 2012
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