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STONE REVIEWS WOLVES DEFEAT

17th April 2017

STONE REVIEWS WOLVES DEFEAT

Giants beaten 26-24 away against Warrington Wolves.

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Huddersfield Giants suffered a narrow defeat away at Warrington Wolves on Easter Monday.

Despite the defeat Head Coach, Rick Stone, admitted he was pleased with the team’s effort but felt they could have managed the game better:

“There were times when we were soft defensively in the middle and Wolves rolled us down the field a bit. I’m proud of the boys effort, these sort of turnarounds aren’t easy we have probably had the better one out of everyone in the competition but we just looked a bit tired, lacked a bit of zip at times and they took advantage of that.

“We competed well, handled the ball okay and we asked some questions but just not quite there. I said to the boys after the game if we put as much effort into the last 30 minutes as we did in the last 20 minutes then it might have been a bit different but I’m disappointed as you are after every loss but we put ourselves in a position to give ourselves a chance and we just couldn’t quite manage that last 30 minutes as well as we would have liked.”

Danny Brough had a chance to level the scores at the death but saw his conversion attempt go just wide of the post but Stone admitted it was one of those things and is keen to see the team’s fortunes turn around:

“You would like to think it’s a toss of the coin kick out there, on his left side, he had one that he struck well in the first try of the game that went a bit left and that one went a bit right so that’s no drama there, just a toss of the coin that kick.

“We are not getting a lot of luck at the moment and that tends to happen when you are not winning games, we have got to make our own luck and be energised and be in a position where hopefully we are going to get the rub of the green because the last couple of weeks we haven’t got too much.”

Jake Mamo got his second try in as many games against the Wire and Stone has been pleased with the impact of the young Australian:

“Jake adds a bit of thrust and potency for us, clean break from Kruise Leeming and Jake puts himself in a position to score tries because he has got that speed. He will get better, he’s hasn’t played in six months and then he’s played two games pretty quickly so we will manage him carefully as we move into our next game.”

 

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