PAUL Wellens has urged his teammates not to get too carried away with the victory over Wigan.
Speaking after scoring a brace in the Playoff win over the Warriors he said there was belief and confidence in the camp that they could win the competition – but hard work lay ahead.
“It was a tough encounter and was very physical,” he said. “I was very pleased with the guys and I thought we performed very well.
“We were pleased with how the game went but I know there are a few things I can do better. Although we had a good performance I know we can improve. We have the belief we can go on and win this competition and the win was a huge boost to the team.
“We’ve been upping the ante in training over the last few weeks with a lot of extra fitness work and hopefully that is starting to pay off. We got beat on the buzzer on Good Friday and I think towards the back end of Sunday’s game that might have been in the back of our minds.
“We knew Wigan are a quality side and will keep coming back at you – but we remained focussed for 80 minutes. It wasn’t pretty at times and we were kinda all over the shop in defence too. But the guys kept turning up and making crucial tackles. That is what you want at this stage of the season.”
He continued: “We now have a week off which is important, but not massively. We know we will have another tough game in a couple of weeks and Wigan, Catalans, Leeds or Huddersfield will be tough to face.
“It will be nice to sit in the armchair to watch them battle. Our training this week will be focussed on playing well in a couple of weeks.
“It is the first time this season we have beaten a team in the top two which is great for the youngsters in the side. We know we are capable of beating these sides and can go on and win the comp.
“But we can’t get carried away and the hard work must continue.”