ANGRY coach Paul Anderson wants to see an end to the defensive heroics that have been required to secure successive Super League XVIII wins.
Early-season leaders Huddersfield maintained the only 100% record in the competition after the opening four rounds with a nail-biting 18-16 victory at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Another brave defensive effort was the key to the success, with Wakefield enjoying the lion’s share of possession without failing to make it count.
That was also the case the week before in the thrilling 22-10 home triumph over Wigan Warriors.
And Anderson has made it clear he won’t tolerate another repeat at home to Bradford Bulls on Sunday.
“I genuinely do believe the best team lost,” said Anderson.
“With the amount of possession they had on our line, I thought Wakefield deserved to win.
“We committed rugby league suicide at times out there.
“Credit to Wakefield, they kept plugging away and created chances. They’re a good team. They didn’t make the eight last year and win seven straight for no reason.
“We had no respect for the ball and came up with some cheap turnovers.
“I know I may sound half-dejected, but I can’t fault our boys for the way they work so hard for each other.
“And, yes, we are gaining credit for the way we’re defending.
“But we shouldn’t be having to do so much. It’s something that has to stop.”
Yet while Anderson was unhappy with the performance, he was pleased to send the Giants fans home with another win.
“Our support was fantastic,” added Anderson, whose Giants were backed by around 2,000 supporters.
“It’s a shame we couldn’t give them the performance they deserved, but at least we gave them the win.”