Huddersfield Giants captain Ryan Hinchcliffe says it has been a difficult period at the Giants this season, but defeating Warrington should give his team a new self-belief.
Huddersfield beat the Wolves 11-0 last Friday, their first victory since round five against Hull KR. It was only their second win in 2016 from eleven matches.
“It’s been a tough six weeks. So to get a bit of self-belief and confidence back in the group is very good for us,” Hinchcliffe admitted.
“I’m just very happy for the boys as it’s been a tough six weeks and we deserved that win tonight.”
The Giants kicked and played the conditions well against Warrington and completed their sets to grind them down with a desperate display. They took a 4-0 lead into half-time and held on, adding a second try through Leroy Cudjoe late in the game.
Hinchcliffe believes the way they toughed out the win is a real lesson for his team.
“We just shot ourselves in the foot throughout this six-week period,” he said.
“That’s the way you need to play to win footy games. I think it’s a real education for our group.”
Despite the win Huddersfield remain at the bottom of the Super League table and face Wigan at the DW Stadium in their next game on Thursday. The 31-year old is confident the Giants can test the Warriors.
“We need to ensure we have a really good week of training, like we did this week, and go there with the same mentality,” Hinchcliffe said.