Cullens CommentCONGRATULATIONS ON THE SUPER LEAGUE HATRICK OVER WIDNES AT THE WEEKEND. WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FIRST 20 MINUTES, A HICCUP WITH WIDNES TAKING THE LEAD 10-0?A test, Widnes didn't travel to get beat and we answered the questions that they asked. The opening quarter was always going to be an intense and emotional effort and we knew that we would have to soak up some punishment before we could exploit the plays that we expected to work.WE ARE NOW INTO THE LAST FOUR GAMES OF THE SEASON AND THE COMPETITION IS GETTING EVEN TIGHTER FOR 6TH PLACE, WHAT ARE YOUR STRATEGIES RUNNING INTO THE CLOSE. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP THE TEAM ON TRACK, WE SEEM TO BE DEVELOPING A TREND OF WIN ONE, LOSE ONE. COMPLACENCY WILL NOT GET US TO 6TH?Ignoring the strategies, we need to do something that we haven't achieved all season to improve our position that is a) beat Leeds b) win three games consecutively c) win 4 games consecutively. How we proceed will simply dictate where we finish.DO YOU EXPECT TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF A BACKLASH FROM LEEDS THIS WEEKEND AFTER THEY LOST TO CASTLEFORD?Absolutely, if we can turn around performances like we have done for most of this season then Leeds with the quality that they employ can be expected to do the same. We expect them to reign in a number of their players that did not work against Castleford and opt for a far more physical approach.YOU HAVE BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING THAT LEE BRIERS WILL NOT FEATURE AGAIN THIS SEASON, HOW BIG A BLOW IS THAT? DOES ROB SMYTH FIGURE IN YOUR GAME PLAN IN THE NEXT 4 GAMES?Lee Briers is now in week seven of an injury that was expected to last for 10-12 weeks. Rob Smyth is not expected to be fit to resume training in time to further contribute to this season, he has been unable to walk properly let alone run since Round 20.MATT STURM HAS GONE ON LOAN FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON TO WHITEHAVEN, HOW IS HE PROGRESSING? KEVIN CROUTHERS HAS BEEN OUT ON LOAN MOST OF THIS SEASON WILL HE STAY AT DEWSBURY NOW UNTIL THE END OF HIS CONTRACT?Matt Sturm played the first two weeks of an initial month's loan period before picking up an ankle injury from which he is still recovering; he has signed a further loan extension on a week-to-week basis. Although progressing to date he is not fit to play. Kevin will stay with Dewsbury until the end of his contract.THE U21S HAVE BEEN VERY IMPRESSIVE THIS SEASON COMING FROM NOTHING TO MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS. WHAT DO YOU PUT THEIR SUCCESS DOWN TO?Hard work and dedication from the management team that recruited and trained them and the players themselves, the vast majority of whom where playing amateur rugby before Christmas. The Warrington U21s really have been the success story of the season.RICHARD VARKULIS A TRY-SCORING SENSATION 27 TRIES IN 22 GAMES, IS HIS FUTURE WITH THE WOLVES?Hopefully, his progress along with a number of others has been remarkable; he is one of a number of the U21s squad who has great potential to progress to the senior level.
28, Aug, 2003