Warrington Wolves veteran Ryan Atkins made no excuses after his sides 38-12 loss to
St Helens, stating they were beaten by the better side and needed big improvements moving forward.
The Wire came into the top of the table bout ahead of the Saints on points difference but were run ragged by their impressive opponents and were largely second best after a tight first half an hour in which Mike Cooper was sin binned for a high tackle.
“They out-enthused us and outclassed us. They played us off the field,” Atkins said.
“That’s not taking anything away from Saints – they are a good side and we knew it would be a tough game.
“With the performance we put in, we deserved to come away with a scoreline like that.”