Paul Anderson has praised his Huddersfield Giants for their professionalism in destroying Warrington 48-10 and moving a step closer to their Super League Grand Final dream.
The Giants confirmed their place in the play-off semi-finals with two Super 8s games to spare with a nine-try destruction at the John Smith’s Stadium to complete a 2015 treble over the Wolves.
Jermaine McGillvary led the way with four tries to move clear in Super League’s tryscoring charts with 25, while fellow winger Aaron Murphy completed a hat trick.
And although not getting carried away, Anderson is delighted with the form his side is producing at such an important stage of the season.
“We had to grow into the game because Warrington threw some challenges at us, especially early on,” said the head coach.
“We talked about the top four being in our own hands and we’ve done that now. We have two games to prepare for whoever or wherever we go in the semi-finals.
“There are 27 days between now and the Grand Final. We will try and put good days together each day and hopefully we will be rewarded with a trophy and a very, very big headache (after celebrating!).
“But let’s not get too carried away just yet. While I was pleased with the very professional way we played, we were still far from being perfect.”
Warrington boss Tony Smith, who guided Leeds to Grand Final glory and has since also taken Wolves to Old Trafford, was cautious in his assessment of the Giants’ - his first British club - prospects.
“They are a top four team and will probably finish high in that top four as they are playing with a lot of confidence,” said Smith.
“They are in good form at the moment but there are several weeks to go before the Grand Final, but right now they are looking like a tough team to beat.”