Huddersfield have been “embarrassed” again

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson pulled no punches when asked about his side’s failure to make the Grand Final once again – saying they’ve been “embarrassed again”.

The Giants’ play-off form once again deserted them during the 32-8 defeat to Wigan on Thursday, with only one try from vice-captain Brett Ferres on the night.

And Anderson was quick to admit his side weren’t good enough, saying the scoreline was a fair reflection on how the game played out.

“You can’t deny that, can you?” Anderson said. “The results are the proof in the pudding. We’ve been embarrassed again.

“We never got going if I’m honest and the scoreline is probably a fair reflection of the game.

“I felt their attitude to the tough stuff was probably better than ours.

“I expected Wigan to be physical and we didn’t quite go with them. They rolled their sleeves up and did some tough stuff.”

Anderson also described another loss in the play-offs as “deflating”.

“What’s gone before doesn’t matter. It’s not how you start it’s how you finish. We built things nicely through the year but we haven’t got the finish we wanted and it’s very deflating.”