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Warrington Wolves boss has his say on crucial blunder that cost them against Leeds Rhinos

Warrington Wolves’ play-off hopes are in danger after they lost to Leeds 24-22 in a thrilling game which leaves a fascinating battle with Hull FC, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils.

The Wolves had the game in their hands at a number of moments. They led 12-6 and 16-12 in the second half but conceded two quick fire tries to Luke Hooley and James Bentley.

It is a result that leaves them just two points ahead of the chasing pack.

Speaking after the game, Gary Chambers said:

“That’s just what they have to do every week. So the message I’m saying to you is the same message that the lads have got. That’s what we have to do every week.

“We go to work and that’s how you have to perform when you go to work. So that’s what it is, yeah.

“I thought they worked really, really hard. But we didn’t get the result. But we said that’s what you have to do each week when you go to work.

“I think we worked hard, he kept moving for each other, there was no one sort of knocking off, he kept pushing hard for each other, there was plenty of movement and two points of attack around the rook so I thought that was good.

“Defensively and you know with our kick options we finished where we wanted to finish so they were good we executed for the majority of the time what we wanted to execute so yeah that was pleasing.

“There was a couple of laps in concentration you could say a bit of luck maybe here and there but like I said it’s that’s just the norm that’s just the standard that this club expects.”

The big moment was of course the knock on from Matt Dufty with the tryline at his mercy.

Speaking after the game, Chambers addressed Dufty:

“I thought he was outstanding. Yeah, you know, again, he can’t be defined by that one mistake at the end. I think what he did generally through the game and I responded from the week earlier was I was made up with him.

“The kid takes it tough when he doesn’t play well. He’s going to move on from that. That’s part of his development and his progress and then go again.”

He also addressed the wider issues that undermined Warrington:

“They went over the line more than us and kicked more goals than us didn’t they? I think you would feel their goal kicking, they’ve got an excellent goal kicker.

“A couple of breaks in, a couple of… Look, that game could go either way, couldn’t it? And that’s what happens, that’s just how it is.

“Maybe next week it’ll go our way. It’s just one of those things. You look for people turning up each week and that’s what we’ve got to do. So we’ve turned up this week and we’ve got to keep turning up and then some of them will change.”

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