Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Huddersfield Giants

Paul Anderson: Changes are coming

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insists the Giants will make several changes – both on the field and off it – after they crashed out of the play-offs at the hands of Catalan Dragons last week. The Giants’ 18-16 defeat ensured their season has ended early once again, and they announced that David Faiumu will leave the club to return to ... Read More »

Why did the John Smith’s Stadium blackout last week?

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The managing director of the consultancy firm responsible for Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium has released a statement addressing the partial black-out during the Giants’ play-off loss to Catalan Dragons on Friday. KSDL’s Gareth Davies said: “The disruption caused to supporters of the Giants on Friday night is extremely regrettable. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all ... Read More »

Huddersfield’s intensity has “stepped up”, says Anderson

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the intensity amongst their group has been stepped up following their 57-4 mauling at Wigan last week – and is expecting a positive response to what happened last week. The Giants face a do-or-die evening at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening, as they take on Catalan Dragons for the right ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: “Pathetic” Giants won’t stop the rot

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League Express columnist Garry Schofield offers his tip for tomorrow night’s play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons… Catalan will not be going to Huddersfield with any ideas of not winning. The Giants’ pack has been found out yet again, and the Dragons forwards will be licking their lips because their pack is very good, and this is where ... Read More »

Brett Ferres: It’s time to put things right

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Huddersfield forward Brett Ferres described his side’s emphatic 57-4 loss to Wigan last Thursday as “embarrassing”, and claimed the Giants will do all in their power to avoid a repeat performance against Catalan Dragons this Friday. RELATED: Win tickets to Huddersfield Giants v Catalan Dragons Ferres told League Express: “It was really disappointing. “You work so hard throughout the year ... Read More »

Giants “determined” to right wrongs – Lawrence

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Huddersfield loose forward Michael Lawrence is looking for a big improvement when the Giants take on Catalans Dragons on Friday (8.00pm) in their elimination play-off at theJohn Smith’s Stadium. The Giants fell 57-4 at Wigan Warriors in their first play-off game last week and Lawrence and his team-mates are determined to bounce straight back. “We let ourselves down in every ... Read More »

Giants “under strict instructions” to celebrate opposition errors

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Rugby League World journalist Dave Hadfield on an interesting meeting with Huddersfield star Luke Robinson… I had the pleasure the other week of working on the radio with Huddersfield’s Luke Robinson. He was as sparky and chatty as you’d expect, full of fascinating insights into the game. Take the issue of teams celebrating when an opponent makes a mistake. It ... Read More »

Danny Brough declared fit for Catalan clash

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Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has confirmed that talismanic half-back Danny Brough has been cleared to face Catalan Dragons in their last-ditch play-off on Friday. The Albert Goldthorpe Medal winner sustained an injury to his groin in round 26 against Hull FC and missed his side’s one-point win over St Helens and their emphatic defeat to Wigan last week, “Broughy ... Read More »

Huddersfield boss admits performance was “embarassing”

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Huddersfield Giants boss Paul Anderson pulled no punches after his side’s 57-4 play-off defeat to Wigan, admitting it was “embarassing” for a number of reasons. The Giants were far from their best on Thursday night, slipping to their first defeat against the Warriors this season. And boss Anderson has pledged to do everything he can to repay the club’s supporters ... Read More »

Bateman relishing “do-or-die environment” on play-off bow

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Wigan star John Bateman says he’s chomping at the bit as he gears up for his first ever play-off match against Huddersfield tonight. The 21-year-old never played a post-season game during his time with hometown club Bradford and told League Express that the high intensity of the competition can bring the best out of him. “I’m looking forward to it. ... Read More »