Purtill hails Huddersfield’s consistency

Huddersfield Giants assistant coach Keiron Purtill was pleased that his team came through a stern test against Leeds on Thursday night.

He also enthused about the quality of the game, and was pleased his team had sustained their effort through the whole 80 minutes.

“From a spectacle point of view it was a great game and a great finish,” he told his club’s official website.

“We spoke at half-time and thought we could hold the ball better than we were doing. When we did hold the ball we were causing Leeds problems. What was pleasing was that there was total effort for the full 80 minutes.

“The try at the end was a bit of a lottery but when they didn’t check the grounding at the end we knew we’d got it.”

The Giants assistant also believes that things are starting to come together properly for his team now, after beating Wigan and Leeds in successive games.

“We’re getting there,” he asserted.

“If you look at the Super League, every team has its sticky periods and a run of games that are tough. If we look at our games now we have a scattering of tough games rather than all together.

“But we’ve picked up some good wins over the big teams and we want to build on that.

“Last year we were consistent all year and faded away at the end. This year we haven’t been quite as consistent but we’re building momentum towards the end of the year and improving little areas in our game.”

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