Catalans boss gives end of season verdict after defeat to Huddersfield Giants
CATALANS Dragons coach Kevin Walters tried to remain upbeat despite his side losing their final Super League game of the season to the Giants.
The Australian praised the performance of his players who never gave up and pushed the visitors to the end.
Walters said: "It was a spirited performance, although I don’t think that effort has been our problem this year, just in the end we just weren’t good enough.
"Again, and I sound like a broken record, we’ve had our injuries, like we have had throughout the season.
"Huddersfield are clearly a good side and they are in the finals.
"They were probably a little focused on that than against us. The game didn’t really reach any decent levels I thought."
Walters was keen to pay tribute to his players that are leaving the club next season like Casey McGuire.
He said: "Casey has been superb for the club while I’ve been here and even before I got here, you saw out there tonight the impact he can have on a game, and he does that for us on a regular basis.
"Dallas (Johnson) has been a rock for us all season, he’s tackled anything that moved and we all wish him well back in the NRL."
Walters added: "I’ve enjoyed the two years over here, both from a living point of view and career wise also. Looking back we’ve had some good moments here and some really bad ones, and right now it’s not good."