2013 Super League: Smith has no semi-final preference

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith

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Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith claims he will ‘happily toss a coin’ to select their Super League semi-final opponents under ‘ClubCall’ system following Saturday’s 40-20 win against Leeds Rhinos.

Smith watched his side follow Wigan into the last four of the Super League play-offs with an impressive victory against a Rhinos side which defeated them in last year’s Grand Final at Old Trafford.

The first half was a close affair at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as Ben Westwood’s brace and a solo try from Simon Grix gave the Wolves an 18-10 lead with Kallum Watkins and Kevin Sinfield replying for the visitors.

However, it was much more of a one-sided game after the interval as Westwood crossed twice more with Lee Briers and Ryan Atkins also grabbing tries.

Zak Hardaker got two consolation tries for Leeds, who must now defeat St Helens in an eliminator next Friday night if they are going to stay on course for a third successive Grand Final win.

Afterwards Smith was quick to heap praise on Westwood’s performance, while he stopped short of revealing which team he would select to face in the last-four under the ‘ClubCall’ system.

On Westwood, Smith said: “He doesn’t always get the spoils but today he got a bit of the cream and put a cherry on top.

“I know he didn’t get Dream Team recognition but he’s been in good form for months on end.”

Looking at the semi-final options, he added: “I have no preference and I’m not going to participate in ClubCall. If they make me go, I will happily toss a coin.”

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