Paul Anderson: Changes are coming

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insists the Giants will make several changes – both on the field and off it – after they crashed out of the play-offs at the hands of Catalan Dragons last week.

The Giants’ 18-16 defeat ensured their season has ended early once again, and they announced that David Faiumu will leave the club to return to Australia.

“There’s going to be a fair turnaround here; obviously Fui is leaving, as are a couple of younger lads, but there will be people leaving behind the scenes too,” Anderson said.

“Some staff members leaving on the medical side, so we’re going to be changing things a lot behind the scenes.

“We went into this game with every expectation of winning it, going to St Helens and winning and going on to win the competition, and obviously that won’t be happening.

“From the investment that has been put into this team and this club, it just isn’t good enough. We need to be better.

“We just never really turned the screw on Catalan all the way through, and that’s almost been the tale of our year.”

Anderson did pay special tribute to the departing Faiumu, who will leave the club after seven seasons in West Yorkshire to embark on a new challenge.

“Fui has been a credit to himself and a credit to his family throughout his time here. He’s been a great professional, and he’s had to do it tough this year with injuries.

“He’s contributed massively towards some of the things we’ve done well, and he’s been great to have here. He’s something special, but unfortunately the time comes when people have to leave.”