Ryan Hinchcliffe is desperate for the Huddersfield Giants to stop being Super League ‘easy-beats’.
And the vastly-experienced Australian knows a win at home to Warrington Wolves tonight (8.00) will prove they’re far from it.
Bottom club Huddersfield host the leaders at the John Smith’s Stadium looking to avoid a 10th defeat from their opening 11 top-flight starts.
Their latest loss was the 37-20 defeat at in-form Hull FC seven days ago, when Giants errors again made life a lot easier for their opponents than it should have been – which is something the former Melbourne Storm Australian NRL forward knows has to stop.
“We started well against Hull last week and in patches we looked quite good,” said Hinchcliffe, who arrived at the Giants for the start of this season.
“But again our ball control let us down, we failed to build pressure and, in the end, made it pretty easy for them, which is pretty unforgiveable. That should never happen.
“We always feel we can beat sides when we have the ball, and there hasn’t been a game where I’ve felt we’ve been completely outplayed.
“I know if we hold the ball and we defend well then we have a chance of beating anyone, and there’s certainly no reason why we can’t beat Warrington tonight.
“But if we keep making the same old errors, then we’ll only have ourselves to blame if we lose again.
“From the time I’ve been here I know there’s more than enough quality in this squad to be winning games on a regular basis.
“I just wish we could start going out onto the field and proving it.”