Huddersfield head coach Rick Stone lamented a string of second-half errors as the Giants crashed 28-12 at home to Leeds Rhinos on Friday.
The result leaves the Giants in tenth place in the Betfred Super League table and Stone admitted his team’s performance had been erratic.
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“It’s a disappointment, we were in the contest for the majority of the game,” said Stone. “We started a little bit slow but we got on even terms.
“The Danny Brough sin-bin didn’t help our cause. I thought there were some tries there if we could hang on to the ball, but we made ten second-half errors which makes it tough to win matches. We didn’t give ourselves a chance.
“In the last 20 minutes we defended our line really strongly and Leeds gave us some respect by kicking a couple of penalty goals.
“They managed the game better than us at the crucial times.”