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John Drake

17/02/13 - Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors - KO 3pm

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Huddersfield Giants
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    • Wigan Warriors
      12
    • Draw
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It's good to see Huddersfield's strong start to the season continuing and it's always great to see Wigan lose.

I'm particularly happy for Paul Anderson, hopefully the success of his playing days will carry over into his coaching career.

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Ref was poor, missing a lot IMO but he didnt spoil the game

That said it was an absolutely outstanding game, genuinely one of the best I have seen for some time. Two very good teams at it hammer and tongs for 80 mins. Wigans patterns caught us twice in quick succession but then the Giants defence adjusted (something we were incapable off mid game last season) and we shut them down, especially out wingers who nailed the Wigan centres time and time again

Ultimately the Giants defence held out time after time on their own line and for multiple repeat sets and Wigan just couldn't convert possession and territory into points against us.

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Ref was poor, missing a lot IMO but he didnt spoil the game

That said it was an absolutely outstanding game, genuinely one of the best I have seen for some time. Two very good teams at it hammer and tongs for 80 mins. Wigans patterns caught us twice in quick succession but then the Giants defence adjusted (something we were incapable off mid game last season) and we shut them down, especially out wingers who nailed the Wigan centres time and time again

Ultimately the Giants defence held out time after time on their own line and for multiple repeat sets and Wigan just couldn't convert possession and territory into points against us.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. 2 evenly matched teams by the sound of it.

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It was indeed, i'd have been happy if we'd have lost by a score to be honest. I went to see a high quality game, and thats what both teams put on display.

From a Giants point of view, we still havent played out best rugby, too many mistakes from us still but that gives us somewhere to go as the season progresses.

From a Wigan point of view, maybe they should have taken more punts at goal from the number of penalties they got, but on that form both teams will be in the right end of the table.

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22-10 FT

Great defense from Giants. Cracking game, with only one score in it though out and a full lenth try right at the hooter as the icing.

sounds like it lived up to the expectations........looking forward to seeing how this new Hudds side do against Wire and Leeds.....

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Me too.

Mind you, we smashed Leeds twice last season - or rather Luke O'Donnell did single handedly.

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What a great win. They're sitting pretty out by a point. The only thing that's taking the surprise out of it is history! It's almost repeating itself. If the Giants kick on and lessons learned then it's great for the club which will hopefully build a big following and make another side genuine contenders.

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happy Leyther in Huddersfield :D :D

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It was brill, Aggravating first 15 mins, trying to play champagne RL before any points on the board, and worrying up to H/T...then they came out and didn't offload when they should have, because they had been told to keep hold of it ---then the best bit...

defence defence defence..superb and it won the game. Ferres blowing out his ###### to score a final few seconds try was the icing on the cake

(maybe had a couple when I posted )

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What a great win. They're sitting pretty out by a point. The only thing that's taking the surprise out of it is history! It's almost repeating itself. If the Giants kick on and lessons learned then it's great for the club which will hopefully build a big following and make another side genuine contenders.

Big difference is that this season we have won without looking our best, lots of mistakes made and room for improvement.

Previous seasons we have won by being as good as we could be, this season we have room to improve.

Lots of other little things going on too make me hopeful the collapses of the past are over.

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Big difference is that this season we have won without looking our best, lots of mistakes made and room for improvement.

Previous seasons we have won by being as good as we could be, this season we have room to improve.

Lots of other little things going on too make me hopeful the collapses of the past are over.

With the best will in the world, barring the 3 games against us, I'll believe it when I see it!

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It was a entertaining game right enough, No doubt about it being the Giants defence that sealed it , Wigan put enormous pressure on the line for long periods of time but some how the Giants kept them out , I think it may have been harder with Tomkin's playing , but i am not worrying about that. Wigan still look a good side to me and anybody writing them of i feel will come a cropper. Lockers and Mac both good players with high work rates, but poor attitudes ( but i suppose you have to see them regular to be a fair judge ) although i have seen Lockers for many years now. All in all a tough game with two tough sides who will both get better yet and a win i am very happy to get.

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Cracking game. Everything that last week's match against London was not.

Fantastic defence from Huddersfield. At the end I think they faced 11 Wigan sets over seven minutes with only a break of 2 PTBs when they had the ball themselves.

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Lots of other little things going on too make me hopeful the collapses of the past are over.

We'll have to wait and see. At this stage I'll take three from three with a smile and leave it at that.

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From a Wigan point of view, maybe they should have taken more punts at goal from the number of penalties they got

Do you happen to know what the penalty count was?

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One thing not mentioned yet is the appalling behaviour of a small minority of Wigan fans. Setting off smoke bombs and fighting in the stands.

I don't know who they were and I don't care. Wigan need to find out and ban them from attending. If they don't then the RFL needs to step in punish the club until they do.

I had my three year old there with me and I really don't need to see that kind of ###### when she's around.

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Do you happen to know what the penalty count was?

I think they had 7 on the trot at one point

As for the shenanigans in the Wigan end, can't comment didn't see

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As for the shenanigans in the Wigan end, can't comment didn't see

Thankfully they weren't in the same stand as me.

I smelt smoke, looked in at the end stand and there was some sort of fight going on. About ten people involved I would say. It went on a while.

No excuse for it.

The Wigan fans sat near me could not have been more gracious in defeat BTW. They were appalled by the antics behind the posts.

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One thing not mentioned yet is the appalling behaviour of a small minority of Wigan fans. Setting off smoke bombs and fighting in the stands.

I don't know who they were and I don't care. Wigan need to find out and ban them from attending. If they don't then the RFL needs to step in punish the club until they do.

I had my three year old there with me and I really don't need to see that kind of ###### when she's around.

Shameful behavior, your probably right with the numbers being around 10 hard to tell with the scrum that forms around these things, needs sorting out, reading comments on Wigan forums and social media seems no-one is being harder on this minority than other Wigan fans.

Hope the steward who was pushed/fell over the seats is ok and saw a Wigan fan with a pretty nasty cut getting treatment.

On the plus side got to see a Leyther with a beaming smile and there a rare breed and actually thought game was excellent, Huddersfields defence was outstanding, also thought the Wigan forwards gave a good account of themselves as well. Two decent looking teams who'll be there or there abouts I hope come the business end of the season.

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Do you two know each other? I'm not sure? Shrek took the photo at half time of me and Steve May

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Do you two know each other? I'm not sure? Shrek took the photo at half time of me and Steve May

I had no idea I was snapping two of the TRL old guard!

Edit;

Some match pics here

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