DANNY BROUGH believes the Giants are shaping up well for the start of the Super League season.
The inspirational Huddersfield captain was at the heart of his side’s 36-12 pre-season triumph over Widnes at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The hosts recovered from a shaky first-half display, when they trailed 12-6, to take the second half by storm on Sunday.
It was a comeback which puts the Giants in good heart for the big opener at St Helens on Saturday week, February 2, with Brough confident things are starting to fall into place.
“The way we played in the second half against Widnes is definitely something positive to build on,” said the goal-kicking half-back.
“At this stage of the year, it’s all about being on a learning curve and making sure you’re prepared as best you can be for the start of the season. In that respect, we’re getting there.
“We were understandably a bit rusty in the first half, although I’m not using that as an excuse, but after half-time the combinations were starting to come together and the results spoke for themselves.
“We knew what we did in the first half simply wasn’t good enough. Our completion rate after the first 20 minutes must have been about 20%, so it was no wonder they put a couple of quick tries on us.
“But we fixed that up, and began to show what we’re capable of doing, both in attack and defence.
“As well as scoring the tries, what really pleased me was the defensive resolve everyone was showing. To keep them scoreless in the second half is another big positive.
“Obviously, we know we’re going to need to get a lot better when we go to Saints in a couple of weeks, but that second-half performance has given us a boost.”
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