Purtill pleased with Giants’ answers to Saints’ questions

Huddersfield assistant coach Keiron Purtill was delighted with the Giants’ win at St Helens on Thursday evening.

The Yorkshire outfit won the game 28-22, and Purtill felt that his team had had to show some real quality to win at Langtree Park against a fine Saints side.

“It was a fantastic win,” he said.

“We had to have confidence and self belief, believe in each other and work hard for each other.

“You come to St Helens and they’re a class team, they’ve got great players.

“It’s a great club, and at some stage of the game they’re going to have a say, they’re going to have possession of the ball, and they’re going to test you.

“What you’ve got to do is limit that as much as you can, keep your nerve, and come out the other side, and we did that. I think we fully deserved the win.

“I thought it was a good game as well. It was a fast game, there were tries in it, it was end to end, there was a bit of controversy in there, with people in the sin bin.

“It probably had all the make-up of a good game to watch, and it’s even better when you get the win.”

Huddersfield have struggled to find fluency at times this season, as well as beat teams above them in the table.

Purtill hopes that this victory begins to turn the tide and answer some of the questions which were being asked about his team.

“There’s a lot been said about how we’ve not beaten any teams above us, even though we’ve competed in there,” he said.

“We’re at that stage of the year where you need to perform and win, and we’ve done that tonight.

“We kept our focus, kept our composure and played for the 80 minutes.”

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