Ian Watson calls Warrington defeat “worst performance of the season”

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Huddersfield head coach Ian Watson believed his side had just put in their worst performance of the season after their 32-10 defeat to Warrington.

The Giants lost their second match in a row, after defeat to St Helens at the John Smith’s Stadium last time out.

Despite seeing the likes of Jermaine McGillvary, Ricky Leutele and Chris Hill return to the side, Watson was not happy with his side’s performance.

He told the post-match press conference: “I think it was probably our worst performance. We were awful to be fair.

“I think we lacked energy and effort which is something that we’ve not said before as a team so that’s that’s really really disappointing.

“I thought I thought we were still in the game in them parts to be fair and then we score just before halftime.

“We’ve played probably the worst half football we could have played. We’re down to 12 men, we didn’t have an attitude to defend so you end up just defending your goal-line all day when you play like that.

“Obviously being down a man, they were just picking us off on the right edge where Coggs (Jack Cogger) was. It was too easy for them to be fair.”

Watson has no complaints over yellow cards

The Giants’ efforts were hindered as Jack Cogger was sent to the sin bin in two separate incidents. The first came after only a couple of minutes for holding down Matty Ashton, while the other resulted in an eight-point try for Josh Thewlis.

On the yellow cards, Watson added: I’ve not seen the full detail. He said that one of them was for holding down. I thought it was a little bit harsh, but  they’ve made a decision on the back end.

“Apparently little ones were sliding in when he’s scoring. So they made the decisions. You can’t argue against them that that’s not why we’ve lost the game today. We’ve lost the game because we didn’t turn up with the right kind of attitude to it to the performance.”

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