Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough is attempting to finally help the club rid their tag as the game’s great underachievers this evening, by knocking Wigan out of the play-offs and reaching a first Super League Grand Final.
With just three wins from 14 attempts in the play-offs, the Giants head to the DW Stadium aiming to become the first away team to win there for 15 months tonight.
Huddersfield pushed the Warriors close in the first round of the Super 8s when they led 10-0 and eventually went down 30-22, and they have one of the best away records in Super League this year.
And Brough admits that those who doubt Huddersfield’s title credentials are being proved correct at the moment – but they can go some way towards putting that right tonight with a win.
“The doubters are proven right at the moment, we haven’t achieved anything yet,” Brough said. “If we win on Thursday, then we’ve reached the final but you’ve got to win the final.
“We’ve got a decent record against Wigan, we just need to do it in a big game. I’ll back the boys this week to put in their biggest effort of the season.
“It will be the toughest game of the season, I would have thought. We’ve got to stand up and be counted and do a job.”