Wakefield Trinity test a good measure of progress for Dewsbury Rams
DEWSBURY RAMS' defeat at Wakefield Trinity was a “good measure” of where the club are at, believes head coach Lee Greenwood.
The Rams were beaten 30-10 by their Super League opponents on Sunday and Greenwood feels his side “can do better.”
However, he believes that coming away disappointed is a positive sign heading into the competitive campaign against Whitehaven this weekend.
“I haven’t played a Super League team since I have been at Dewsbury and neither have some of the players,” said Greenwood.
“It is a good measure of where we are at.
“We are behind in quite a few areas that a Super League team would be, of course we are, but there are areas where we competed well.
“To be honest, we came off a bit disappointed with our showing. I think we can do better than that.
“To lose by 20 points, make it quite competitive for large periods but to still come off a bit disappointed, that is probably a positive.”
Trinity were 24-6 ahead at half time through tries from Reece Lyne, Bill Tupou, Jacob Miller and Innes Senior, all converted by new signing Mason Lino.
Kelepi Tanginoa’s try, converted by Lino, completed Trinity’s scoring four minutes into the second period.
Liam Finn crossed for the Rams before the interval, as another ex-Trinity man Paul Sykes converted and Lewis Carr added their second touchdown on the hour.
The match was Dewsbury’s second pre-season outing as they now prepare to return to competitive action for the first time in over a year.
They travel to Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup on Saturday, a year and a five days since they lost to Newcastle Thunder in their last competitive encounter.
Greenwood feels he has got plenty out of the two friendly games, as he prepares to pick his matchday squad for the trip to Cumbria.
He added: “We have learnt about where we are at as a team and about certain individuals and where they are at, fitness wise and if they are up to speed with it yet.
“For others, it is whether they are ready to play at this level at this moment in time. We have learnt plenty in that respect.”