WHEN you’ve suffered a defeat, you never want to spend too long dwelling on it.
That obviously applied to our loss at home to Wigan last Friday night.
We went into the contest confident of securing victory and maintaining our position at the top of the table, but unfortunately came up short.
Yet having said all that, the more we thought about the game, the more we appreciated that we actually played quite well. That was certainly borne out when we held our video session earlier in the week.
We threw quite a lot at Wigan and put them under an incredible amount of pressure, and had the breaks gone our way then I’m sure the final result would have been totally different.
In the final analysis, their defence was just a little better than our attack.
But having now taken a closer look at the way things panned out on the night, we’re already looking forward to having another go at them later in the season, because we do know we’ll be better equipped to deal with them the next time around.
And, hopefully, when we do face them again, we’ll still have an injury-free squad and Luke Robinson will have had a number of good games under his belt.
The Wigan game was obviously Robbo’s first since returning from shoulder and elbow reconstruction surgery.
But in the hour he was on the field, we all saw how tough and how good a player he is.
For someone to come straight back from such big operations and produce a performance like that was a pretty special achievement, and one that bodes well for the Giants in the future.
AFTER their shock defeat at Salford a week ago, we’re expecting to face a Hull KR side who will be determined to bounce straight back against us tomorrow night.
But, judging by the way this season is shaping up, it looks like we’re going to have to get used to shocks on a fairly regular basis.
I don’t think too many people were expecting Rovers to lose at Salford, given the shaky start the City Reds have made to the season.
And, at the same time, how many would have predicted Wakefield winning at Hull FC on the same night?
Those were just two shining examples of how you can never take a win in Super League for granted any more.
The simple fact is that if you don’t put in the effort and your performance falls anywhere near short you can end up being beaten.
It’s a lesson we all have to learn.