Rams head coach Neil Kelly has identified areas for improvement ahead of Sunday’s home match against London Broncos.
Dewsbury secured a narrow victory over Sheffield Eagles, after laying the platform with a commanding first-half performance.
“I said to the players after the game that it was a great first half and a dumb second half, especially when you give away penalties like we did in the second half, whether they are justified or not,” said the Rams boss.
“Twice, Sheffield picked the ball up in their own 25 and, ten tackles later, because we have given a penalty away, they score a try against us. That’s dumb football.
“All credit to Sheffield, though, because they capitalised on that, but from our perspective, we know we’ve got to smarten up a bit.
“I think it was a typical start-of-season game,” he added.
“Both sides looked a bit rusty in some areas, but they will get better, and, overall, I am really pleased.
“Of course, compared to the start of last season it’s a big improvement, and to get a win to start the campaign off is fantastic.”
Hear more from Neil in Sunday’s match day programme.