Huddersfield Giants are determined to use the lessons of the past few seasons to make a real charge for play-off glory this season.
While the West Yorkshire club ended a lengthy trophy drought by capturing the League Leader’s Shield in 2013, skipper Danny Brough and young threequarter Joe Wardle want to make sure that they go further in 2014.
Wardle feels that the idea of losing so that you learn to win holds some water.
“I think that’s probably a valid statement,” the centre told Love Rugby League.
“We’ve had a little taste of what it could be like, we say in the camp.
“We want to go for more than that this year. Last year we set the aim of winning everything, as they way it turned out, we didn’t.
“This year we want the League Leader’s Shield to be just one of many trophies we want to win.
“If we can do that, then it will be a good year for the Giants.”
Brough, though, takes a more hard-nosed approach, and feels that winning or losing is simply a question of preparation and attitude.
“I’ve been at the Giants for four-and-a-half years now, and we haven’t learned from losing yet!” he said.
“So I don’t think there’s much in that. You’ve just got to turn up on the day, and have a real willingness.
“You have to show heart and try and get the job done. We’ve tried four times and failed four times, so we need to be a lot smarter when we get to the stage of the season.”