Giants coach Brown: Challenge Cup final performance was under par
COACH Nathan Brown has admitted his disappointment at failing to see the Giants lift the Challenge Cup at Wembley.
His Huddersfield side were beaten 25-16 by Warrington Wolves after failing to produce the sort of performance that has made them such a major force this season.
It was a bitter blow for Brown and his men, with the Galpharm chief unhappy for the fans who had turned out in such great numbers to watch their side try and win the Cup for the first time since 1953.
“It would have been fantastic to have brought the Cup back, not least for the fans,” he said.
“Their support at the final was sensational, and I really can’t thank them enough for the way they got behind us.
“It was just a massive shame that we couldn’t deliver the performance everyone wanted.
“We had a fair few people who were a fair way below their best, especially in some really key positions.
“You have to give some credit to Warrington. They probably put in their best performance for a while.
“The reality was the occasion probably got to some people.
“Apart from their defence being good and our attack being pretty poor, we made some really uncharacteristic errors in defence.
“We leaked a couple of easy tries which is very unlike us and even before that our attack never looked like getting going at any stage.”
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