BEATING Leeds in the Challenge Cup could help the Huddersfield Giants set the highest standard for the rest of the season.
That’s the claim of excited Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson as his second-placed Super League side prepare to go head-to-head with the reigning champions in today’s big Tetley’s Challenge Cup clash at the John Smith’s Stadium (2.30).
At stake is a place in the last eight of rugby league’s most famous knockout competition.
And upbeat Anderson knows a top showing against the in-form Rhinos would provide the Giants with just the boost they need to strengthen their already impressive League and Cup assault.
“Although we’re doing well in Super League and aiming to get into the Cup quarter-finals, everyone knows I’m not 100% happy with what we’ve served up,” said Anderson, who is tipping hooker Shaun Lunt to have a big game against his former club.
“I can see so many areas in our game that can be improved, but so far those improvements haven’t been made.
“So I hope that’s something we’ll see against Leeds today.
“If that’s what we’re able to do, then I know we can beat Leeds and keep pushing forward successfully.”