Huddersfield were “average”, says Anderson

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has admitted that despite a 40-26 win over Castleford on Thursday, he thought his team were “average”.

The Giants trailed 10-0 early on before scoring four tries in nine minutes during a Mike McMeeken sin bin to establish a lead they would never surrender, eventually winning by 14 points.

But despite admitting there were some high points, Anderson also delivered an honest and balanced assessment of his side’s overall performance on the night.

“I thought we were pretty average to be honest,” he said. “There was every emotion going. In patches we showed some brilliance and some of the tries we scored were ridiculous but there was also some stupidity.

“There were some real good things in there but some we need to work on.

“It’s two points which I’m really happy with and we’re four in front a very spirited Cas. We’re third and we’ve got to make sure we stay there, it’s semi-finals all the way home now.”