Danny Brough believes the time has come for the Huddersfield Giants to finally start producing 80-minute performances.

Huddersfield have produced dominant first-half displays in two of their last three Super League games during their current five-match unbeaten run.

They built up a 32-0 interval lead at Wakefield a month ago before losing momentum and finally winning 36-16, and they then went into the break 19-6 ahead at Warrington last Thursday night and grabbed an early second-half try before being pegged back to draw 24-24.

In the end, it took a last-minute drop goal from Giants skipper Brough to salvage a valuable League point.

And the current Super League Man of Steel knows second-half fade-outs like that simply aren’t good enough - and continuing that trend would cost Huddersfield the chance of a first Super League Grand Final appearance at Old Trafford.

“It’s good we’re still right there in the mix for a top-four finish,” said the 31-year-old goalkicking half-back, whose side end their regular campaign with home games against Hull FC next Sunday and St Helens the following Friday before the play-offs get under way.

“But, as a group, we were all bitterly disappointed not to have won at Warrington.

 

“We worked so hard to build up that 23-6 lead early in the second half and then let them back in by falling asleep, letting them get a roll and start conceding penalty aft penalty.

“And, unfortunately, this isn’t the first time it’s happened.

“There have been a number of times this year when our second-half performances just haven’t been good enough.

“To be honest, we haven’t put a good 80 minutes together all year, and that’s something we need to start doing as quickly as possible.

“To win something at this level, playing well for the full game is an absolute must.”