DANNY KIRMOND has revealed he has never been in a quieter changing room than the Giants’ at the end of yesterday’s Super League clash at Warrington.
Huddersfield were on the receiving end of a seven-try 40-18 mauling by the Wolves as they suffered a first away defeat since last July.
The visitors were 10-0 down inside five minutes, and never really gave themselves a chance of battling their way back after making error after error.
And Kirmond has admitted the defeat – and the nature of it – has hit everyone hard.
“We’re obviously really down as a group. No-one wants to be a part of a performance like that,” said the 23-year-old back-rower.
“To be honest, the changing room at the end of the game is the quietest I’ve ever known.
“I don’t think anyone had anything to say, because we all know we let everyone down with the way we played.
“Over the past few months we’ve set a standard and yesterday’s performance fell way short of that. Hardly any of us were at the races.”
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And former Featherstone winger Kirmond knows it’s solely down to the players to make that happen, and also make sure the Giants erase the memory of the Warrington defeat and the heavy 34-6 loss to Leeds the week before.
“The way we’ve been training in the past couple of weeks has been no different to the way we were training when we were winning,” he added.
“And nothing has changed with the way we’ve been prepared to face these matches.
“The problem is simply down to us, the players, for what’s gone on, so it’s up to us to put it right.”