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Paul Anderson insists Huddersfield Giants are not in crisis

Paul-Anderson

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson insists there is no crisis at the club, despite them slumping to their fourth consecutive defeat on Thursday night. The 30-6 thumping at Hull FC comes off the back of a devastating loss in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, which leaves their place in the top eight hanging by a thread going into Easter. However, ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull FC 30-6 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell Hull FC took a 20-0 lead in the first 25 minutes, and set the Giants a hurdle that they couldn’t overcome as they tried to fight back in the second half. How it unfolded Hull scored two early tries through Fetuli Talanoa and Richard Whiting in the opening ten minutes, and although Whiting could convert neither score, ... Read More »

Hot Topic: Debating rugby league’s big issues

Our first Hot Topic features a key incident from Sunday's game. ©RLPhotos

Welcome to a brand new feature on TotalRL.com – Hot Topic. We’re throwing open the discussion on rugby league’s biggest and hottest talking points, and want your opinions as to how the game can be improved. With the help of our Twitter followers, we’re looking for your responses to the big issues surrounding the game this week – with the ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants

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Huddersfield head to Humberside for their first match since their controversial exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, as they lock horns with Hull FC at the KC Stadium in Thursday’s televised clash. That 17-16 defeat will no doubt still leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Giants fans, but they have a quick turnaround to put things right, and ... Read More »

Brett Ferres apologises for ‘spear’ tackle

Brett Ferres

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has issued a public apology regarding the ‘spear’ tackle that saw him sent off – and subsequently banned for five games – following the tackle on St Helens’ Jonny Lomax. With the Giants in front 16-8 with just 15 minutes left, Ferres saw red for the controversial tackle on the St Helens full-back. The Giants ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis in Hull squad to face Giants

Gareth-Ellis

Former Great Britain star Gareth Ellis has been named in Hull FC’s 19-man squad to face Huddersfield Giants on Thursday night. The 32-year-old returns from a two-game suspension, but Lee Radford is without Richard Horne, Jason Crooks, Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel. Giants second-rower Brett Ferres has been named in a Giants squad virtually unchanged from Sunday’s Challenge Cup loss ... Read More »

Phil Bentham has no regrets over Brough decision

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Referee Phil Bentham has spoken out over the controversy that plagued Huddersfield’s defeat to St Helens on Sunday, as the debate rumbles on over Danny Brough’s disallowed drop-goal. The Giants were visibly incensed after the clash, which they lost 17-16. That came off the back of a Brough attempt at a one-pointer that looked through on some camera angles, but ... Read More »

Paul Anderson wants to prove everyone wrong again

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson. ©RLPhotos

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson admits he is possibly experiencing his toughest time as a coach, but is relishing the challenge of proving people wrong again in 2014. After finishing as the league leaders in 2013, Anderson’s men have struggled to find their best form so far this season, and they currently sit eighth ahead of this Thursday’s televised ... Read More »

Brown: Ferres deserved red, but isn’t dirty

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Nathan Brown has insisted that referee Phil Bentham’s decision to send off Brett Ferres for a spear tackle on Jonny Lomax was correct. But he defended Ferres by insisting the England second-rower is not a “dirty player”. Ferres was dismissed in the 64th minute of St Helens’ dramatic 17-16 win at the John Smith’s Stadium in Sunday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup ... Read More »

Anderson rips TV from socket over field-goal controversy

Paul-Anderson

Furious Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson questioned why referee Phil Bentham did not refer Danny Brough’s drop goal to video official Ian Smith in the wake of Huddersfield’s dramatic exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Sunday. The Giants lost 16-17 to a late Luke Walsh field-goal. But Giants captain Danny Brough was convinced his fourth drop-goal attempt a minute ... Read More »