BITTERLY disappointed Giants coach Nathan Brown has admitted his players were right to feel embarrassed after losing 24-20 at home to Hull
Even though both sides scored four tries, the out-of-sorts Giants were hardly ever in the contest as they made numerous errors.
Brown admitted he was far from impressed with his side’s failure to show up.
“A lot of the blokes should be embarrassed by what they did and they are,” said Brown.
“The lack of effort and attitude was just not acceptable to where we want that to be.
“Errors were obviously crucial in this defeat, but it was how there was no will and resolve to hold Hull out that the really hurt.
“Hull were quicker, ran harder and tackled harder – all the qualities I had hoped to see from my team.”
As well as losing the game, Brown is also facing headache on injury front. The biggest worry is second rower Andy Raleigh who is having checks on a possible compound fracture of the hand.
Winger Martin Aspinwall is also an early doubt for next Saturday’s trip to Castleford with a calf injury.
However, a bonus for the Giants was a crowd of 10,459, their second consecutive five figure attendance – the first time this has happened in the Super League era.