Huddersfield Head Coach Simon Woolford admits that he is questioning the attitude of his players after they were beaten 44-0 at home to Leeds.
The Giants, who started the weekend above Richard Agar’s side in the table, were humbled on their own turf as their relegation rivals ran in eight tries.
Huddersfield are just two point above safety after their latest setback, and with away trips to Salford, Hull FC and St Helens still to come, Woolford admits that Friday night was a missed opportunity.
Following the match, he said: “Disappointed is an understatement. We had plenty to play for tonight and I thought only one team played like they were fighting for survival.
“That’s embarrassing and not acceptable. They scored four relatively easy tries… we had a lot of possession down their end in the first half but we lacked any real spark.
“We’ve got to ask ourselves some questions as to why. I apologise to our sponsors and our fans for what we dished up. I know I won’t sleep [after that result], and I hope there are 17 players in there who won’t either.
“With all due respect to Leeds, we’re playing a team that are pretty much level with and we end up on the back end of a 40-odd nil scoreline. That’s not about skill or personnel, it’s about mindset and attitude.
“We need to move on pretty quickly from this. We’ve got a longer turnaround – which I don’t know is a good or a bad thing after a big defeat – but we’ll use the time wisely.”
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