Stone expecting Giants response against Wigan

Huddersfield Giants’ boss Rick Stone believes his team will produce a much-improved performance when they travel to Wigan Warriors on Sunday.

The Giants crashed 30-0 at Leigh Centurions last Friday, but Stone is expecting a positive response against the unbeaten Warriors.

“We are disappointed about the result – we thought we competed pretty hard but we got outplayed basically,” said Stone.

“We’ve had a good look at our game and we’ve got a longer turnaround, which is not a bad thing for us going into this week’s game against Wigan.

“We had a look at our structure and at how we competed and there were a lot of decent things coming out of the game, but our last play kicks and our patience wasn’t great.

“It’s funny how your attack evolves over the course of the season – we started fairly clinical in the first couple of weeks and then in the last couple of weeks we’ve been a bit disjointed with the amount of changes we’ve had in the team.

“It’s fair to say that we weren’t great (against Leigh) so hopefully now we can fix up a few things.

“Sometimes it’s about making things simpler and making sure that when we do get the chance to attack, everyone first of all knows what they’re doing and knows what their job is and then we can execute it better.

“They know where their starting points are, know which lines they have got to run and then it makes things a little bit easier for everyone, we have been a bit clunky at times and we need to keep fine tuning that.

“Wigan are tough, aggressive and really committed defensively. There are a couple of things we can have a look at, but trying to match them physically is our first call.”

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