Huddersfield Giants are far from finished – even though they have just ended the Super League season as the top flight's table-toppers for the first time in 81 years.
The Giants’ 40-0 whitewash victory over West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in front of an 8,757 crowd at the John Smith’s Stadium claimed the League Leaders Shield, but long-serving home-town product Eorl Crabtree insists that it represents only the first step for the club on the path to ultimate glory.
“The important thing had to be getting the two points,” said Crabtree.
“We didn’t go into the Wakefield game thinking it was a Grand Final because it wasn’t.
“But it was all about taking another step on the road to achieving one of the many things we want to achieve at this club.”
As well as the silverware, topping the table gives the Giants a crucial home advantage going into the end of season play-offs.
However, the Giants have one Super League game to play first,, away at Bradford Bulls next Saturday (5.45), and Crabtree felt that the Giants had to ensure that their focus was remained on earning more success this season.
“We have still got a job to do and we want to finish the season on a high,” said Crabtree.
“We want to go into the play-offs with good momentum behind us and in good form.
“So we will be fighting fit and raring to go because we don’t want to slip up after getting this far.”