Carig Kopczak says if the Huddersfield Giants turn up with the right attitude they’ll beat St Helens on Friday night and secure a top-four Super League finish.

Huddersfield were far from convincing in beating Hull 38-28 at the John Smith’s Stadium last time out.

 

But that still helped them extend their unbeaten run to six games – five wins and a draw at Warrington – and Wales World Cup captain Kopczak sees no reason why they won’t extend that run at home to a Saints side who will be crowned minor Super League champions if the result goes their way.

“It’s all about attitude, and it was wrong against Hull,” conceded the top prop.

“As a result, we were really flat at the start of the game and paid the price by falling behind early on (the Giants were 18-6 down after 28 rather unimpressive minutes).

“Fortunately, we had enough to find a way back, but we know next time we might not be quite so lucky.

“If we do that against Saints, we’ll be asking for trouble.

“We know we have to play with the same intensity we showed at Warrington the other week, when we felt we were good enough to win that game.

“That was one of those games which proved we are one of the best sides in the competition, and we intend to show that again against St Helens.

“Our aim will be to go out there and give it everything right from the start. If we do that, then we know we’ll give ourselves every chance.

Saints turned us over pretty easily at their place earlier in the year (41-22 in May), and that’s something that’ll be at the back of our minds when we step onto the pitch on Friday night.

“But our main motivation is making sure we win the game and give ourselves the best possible chance of putting in a decent show in the play-offs.

“A good win against Saints would be massive in that respect.”