Going into last week’s round of fixtures, there was perhaps little sign of what was to come on Sunday afternoon.
Wakefield Trinity had headed into last week’s international break in good form, beating Hull FC and Warrington Wolves at Belle Vue, whilst Salford Red Devils had been heavily beaten against Hull KR and then Wigan Warriors.
So, for the neutral, Wakefield’s visit to the AJ Bell Stadium to take on Salford should probably have been a highly-entertaining and close affair.
The result, however, was anything but as Salford put 74 points past a shellshocked Wakefield who actually found themselves 6-0 up to start the game.
For one of Trinity’s star players, Jacob Miller, it was a horrifying performance and one which he does not want to see repeated ever again.
“I guess you’re just looking at the clock and saying hurry up,” Miller told Serious About Rugby League.
“It was a terrible performance from ourselves, disappointing and not acceptable.
“But, it’s happened now and we’ve got to learn from it and get back to work.”
Miller does not want to put the result firmly in the background – he wants him and his Wakefield teammates to learn from the mistakes with self-belief still emanating deep for Willie Poching’s men.
“There are times where you put it in the past and move on but then there are times when you need to get to the reason and the core of what has happened.
“Sometimes that happens and you turn up and it’s not your day, but we need to have an attitude check and put it to bed.
“We have shown when we do get it right what we can do.”
Wakefield’s next game does not come any easier, either, as Wigan come to Belle Vue on Sunday afternoon looking to inflict more pain on the West Yorkshire side.