Despite already having three league tries to his name, Rams winger Rob Worrincy was quick to place emphasis on the role of the team’s defence in their great start to campaign.
Worrincy has played a vital part in the Rams good start to the 2018 season and scored a brilliant try in the club’s last game away to Rochdale Hornets last Monday evening.
Now, he is eager to see Dewsbury continue their good start with victory over Swinton Lions on Sunday.
“We’ve been looking at the things we did wrong from Monday night in training and we will be looking to put those things right on Sunday against Swinton,” he said.
“It’s really important that we continue this good start because that’s what it has been – but that’s all it’s been.
“We have to make sure we capitalise on this now and go into Sunday’s game with a real hunger to win the fixture.
“You have to win these sorts of games, especially against the teams that you think might be around you come the end of the season.
“I know that if we put in a performance and we are on our game we can give any team in this league a run for their money.”
The Rams’ good start comes 12 months after their winless start to open the 2017 campaign.
“It’s a better start than what we made last year,” said Worrincy.
“Neil has made the point to us that we want to be looking up the table and not down it. It’s really nice to not worry about what other teams are doing and just concentrate on ourselves.
“It was good to go to Rochdale on Monday and get the win, especially after the disappointment of losing to London.
“When looking back on it, we had chances to win it but just didn’t take them.
“On Monday night, we put that right. It was important that we went there and put a good performance in for the full 80 minutes,
“We wanted to get back out there and put some wrongs right after the game against London.
“The game was moved, but mind if it was a Monday, Sunday, Wednesday or Friday, or whenever – we just want to play.
“The tries we scored on the night were overall good but I thought it was the defence we put up which got us the victory.
“The guys in the middle did a really good job on keeping them out and defending with a real tough attitude.
“That gives the players like me on the fringes the platform to go and do our stuff at the right end of the field, so it is a real team effort all the way through.
“And credit has to go to the forwards for the kind of carries they carried out on the night.
“We have worked hard on the defensive side of our game during in the off season and now it’s coming to fruition, which is great.
“Once you get the defence right, then we know we have players who then can go and hurt the opposition.
“The only negative from that game was that we didn’t manage to nil them, however I really think that will come in time.
“Zeroing someone can be more rewarding than scoring 38 points, and I think we aren’t too far off from doing that this season, hopefully it’ll come sooner rather than later.”
Worrincy was also happy to reflect on his length-of-the-field effort on the stroke of half-time that had the travelling Rams fans on their feet.
“The guys in the middle were fronting up, so I hadn’t really made a tackle at all up to that point in the game.
“So I just concentrated on giving the forwards a helping hand with carrying the ball as far and as fast I could up the field.
“For that score, I just saw this open space and went for it, thankfully I got to the line before I was tackled but when you get an open space like that you just have to open up your legs and go for it, and hope that you can make it to the other end of the pitch.
“When the ball went to ground, I saw Paul Sykes edging towards it and then thought I’m going to get in a position where I can make a difference.
“The move worked and I was happy to score the try.”