McDermott set for Smith showdown
Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott believes it will be a tough test to face Tony Smith's Warrington Wolves on Saturday.
The two coaches are preparing their respective sides to go head-to-head in the highly-anticipated Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium this weekend. McDermott worked for a time under the experienced Smith during the Australian's spell at Headingley, when he helped the West Yorkshire club win two Grand Finals. The current Rhinos coach has revealed his admiration for Smith on a number of occasions and believes his side will be up against it on Saturday. McDermott said: "I think Tony Smith is the greatest overseas coach we have ever had in this country. "I have a great deal of admiration for Tony and have always gone on record to say how much I learnt from working alongside him. "We face a very tough Warrington side on Saturday, not just because of the talents they possess as individuals but because those individuals are coached by Tony Smith."