Dewsbury Rams captain Paul Sykes insists that they have only themselves to blame after letting a winning position slip against Toronto Wolfpack on Sunday. Sykes also believes the Rams can be very proud of their performance on the day especially in deference.

He said after the game: “The boys are devastated we feel we should have got something out of that game. We have come undone not for the first time this year, we did it against York in the first home game. We have had a good dig but come up short again not being able to shut the game out.

“We just need to learn how to shut a game out, we defended so well for 60 minutes a couple lapses let them off the hook so they could push their noses out. There were individual errors from myself too like kicking out on the full, and I feel for myself but that’s life, the only way we can improve is through training and playing.

“We have got to try and stay switched on but it’s through our own doings. We had them for 70 minutes, like I said I am disappointed, the boys are and the coach too but we have to learn from that.

“I thought we defended really well, they are a good side and have class all across the park but we nullified that with good defence. Right from the kick off we got into their faces and I don’t think they liked it.”

Finally Sykes spoke about the upcoming game against Halifax next Sunday, the Rams will travel to their West Yorkshire rivals hoping to continue what they did well against the Wolfpack.

On the upcoming game, Sykes said: “We will look forward to playing Halifax next week, they have got a quality side. However if we play like we have been doing and stick together as a team and go through the plan the coaches have put in place we won’t be far off.”