Simon Woolford says Huddersfield must not dwell on heavy Wigan defeat

James Messenger

Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford says his side must regroup quickly after their unbeaten start to 2020 was brought to an abrupt halt at home to Wigan. 

The Warriors ran in eight tries at the John Smith’s Stadium to displace the Giants at the top of the Betfred Super League table.

Huddersfield did lead 10-4 approaching half-time, but Aidan Sezer’s yellow card after 35 minutes proved to be the catalyst as Wigan ran in 20 unanswered points either side of half-time.

Woolford says his side did not deal at all well with Wigan’s man advantage, and admits the hosts deserved to lose on the day.

“It was a pretty tough call [against Sezer], but that doesn’t excuse the way we defended our line while we were a man down.

“We were clearly a bit off today, and that spell when they scored those four tries pretty much summed up our day.

“After the start we’ve made to the season, this has come as a bit of a blow to us.

“But we can’t dwell on this. We’ve got to make sure we dust ourselves down and get ready for our next challenge – fortunately, that’s away to St Helens on Friday night!”

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