Paul Anderson is taking full advantage of the club’s Under 19s in a bid to improve the Giants’ Super League defence.
Huddersfield conceded over 100 points more in 2014 (626) than they did in winning the Super League Leaders Shield 12 months earlier (507).
That was obviously a major cause for concern for head coach Anderson, whose side finished third at the end of the last regular season.
And with Huddersfield now operating an almost full-time 19s set-up, the Giants chief is taking full advantage of their availability.
“Having the 19s around is proving invaluable. It’s been a case of ensuring we make full use of them,” said Anderson.
“We’ve already had some opposed sessions against them, with more planned straight after Christmas.
“We know there are areas across the board that we need to improve and these opposed sessions are a tremendous help.
“The other day, for instance, we had a session where the 19s had the ball for half-an-hour and the seniors had to defend their tryline throughout that time. It was exactly what we needed to work on a few things.
“Practice like this should make a lot of difference.”