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‘Soft, weak, embarrassing’: Watson takes aim at Huddersfield

01 Jun 21, 7:27AM 0 Comments

Written by John Davidson

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson has slammed his team after they were dominated 38-12 by Wakefield.

The Giants were torn apart by Trinity on Sunday at a sunny Mobile Rocket Stadium, and were behind 30-0 at half-time.

They conceded two more tries in the second half, and only recorded two late consolation tries in the final seven minutes to add some respectability to the scoreline.

Watson described his side’s defence as “embarrassing”.

“Our attitude coming into the game, we didn’t back ourselves defensively,” he said.

“We were poor from the start. We made errors.

“Our defence was nowhere where it has been for the past few weeks.”

Watson admitted he didn’t see such a poor display coming from Huddersfield.

“There can be no excuses about our defending, it was weak,” he said.

“If you defend soft, you lose games. This should have been a big game for us.

“People were running through us too easily on the goal-line.”

Wakefield ran in seven tries in total, a double coming to winger Liam Kay.

The defeat puts the Giants down to ninth place on the Super League ladder, with three wins and five losses in their first eight games.

Huddersfield also lost forward Josh Jones in the first half at Belle Vue with a leg injury.

Watson was unsure about how badly Jones was injured, but said Jones’ foot had swollen badly.

“Hopefully he’s not be out too long,” he said.

“It’s really swollen.”

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