Emotionally there has been a bit of high following Friday's win but physically we have pretty much had to get straight back on the horse and go again. We have a fixture at Widnes this weekend so it's a funny one the World Club Challenge, as you rarely get time to celebrate it and it's something that you look back on at the end of the season and in years to come, but as of now I can't tell you that the boys are bouncing because that would be untrue, they are going through a normal week's preparation getting ready for a normal Super League game at the weekend.
How are the squad shaping up?
Jamie Jones-Buchanan will be out for about ten to twelve weeks. He has had a knee clear out so that's a shame for him and hopefully we will get him back a little bit before although you can never rush cartilages and they heal when they want to heal and he will just have to bide his time. He's in good shape, he was one of our, if not the best performers in our league games so we certainly miss him.
What are you views on playing on Widnes' new pitch?
Unless someone is going to tilt planet earth a little bit this way and that way to stop winter in this country I think it will be the future. We train on a 3G field and apparently ours is a little bit of a slower track and has a bit more length on it than Widnes and theirs is supposed to be a real short fast track. I don't mind it and I like the idea of it but I think the models they have got at the moment can't compare with soil and grass and people turning and changing direction. You have the impact issues and you have the grazes because of the texture, but the biggest issue for coaches is how players change direction and ultimately where grass and soil would give and a divot might kick up and go into the air, which saves your leg from bending it doesn't on these surfaces. I don't think we should throw the idea out, I will be able to tell you more after we have played there, but the place we train on I wouldn't be happy playing on that week in and week out, although we are training on it with not much issue but obviously everyone is aware that when you play, you play at a quicker pace so we will see.