PROUD coach Nathan Brown praised the Giants for the way they dug so deep to win 26-24 at in-form Super League rivals Castleford Tigers.
But he admits his side’s performance shows there’s still a lot of improvement to be made despite David Hodgson completing a first Giants hat trick.
Brown is now hoping his side can kick-on and build with a home win against a Harlequins side who crushed Warrington.
“It was a good effort and we executed some nice tries,” said Brown.
“We obviously didn’t get as much ball as we would have liked but every time we got down to their end we seemed to get over the line, which was pleasing.
“Castleford are a very good attacking side, very dangerous, and they are always going to cause sides trouble.
“For them to have the amount of ball they had and for us to be able to hang in there and win, especially with 12 men for a 10-minute period, we can be pretty proud of ourselves.
“But, at the end of the day, this performance again showed we need to improve in a lot of areas.
“Once again, I can’t fault our effort and attitude, but there were times when we showed we’re not the smartest team in the world, and we need to address that as quickly as possible.
“We’ve still got a tremendous amount of work to do.”