Huddersfield coach Rick Stone says Castleford gave the Giants a lesson as they romped to a comprehensive 52-16 success on Friday.
The Giants trailed by 12 points at the break, but the home side ran riot in the second half to leave Stone’s team struggling near the foot of the Super League table.
“It was a good old-fashioned hiding – they’re a good footy team with power and pace and I know we’re down on a few troops, but that was unacceptable as far as our attitude and resolve defensively,” said Stone.
“They gave us a lesson basically. They challenged us and we didn’t handle the pace of the game.
“We’re not the first team to come here and get our bums smacked and I doubt we’ll be the last.
“We’ve got a lot of improvement to do. Hopefully we can get a few blokes back to help us.
“We’ve got a big job to get ourselves out of where we are.”