Wasn't exactly happy for the reasons you mentioned and basically said the team is still on edge which sort of explains some of the decision making. They were devastating and ruthless in the first half and there were plenty of times last season were that carried on into the second half but it hasn't this season apart from a couple of occasions
Smith was basically saying there were still nerves there, there was a point during the 2nd half were Briers kicked a drop goal and I was shaking my head cos we were near the line and should have pushed for the try, the camera panned to Smith and he wasn't happy at all so it's not coming from him, it's experienced players like Briers too
He also said we haven't played injured players like we did last year and I think that is with the idea of finishing strongly, I know we're not the only team but we haven't had our strongest team out for many games all season, Mike Monaghan, Myler have been big misses for example
I thought Gareth O'Brien was immense as was Riley so at least there is some positives there!