Larne Patrick and Eorl Crabtree will find out today whether they’ll earn the credit they feel they deserve for manufacturing the Giants’ opening try in the 28-14 win over Widnes.

Patrick opened the scoring for Huddersfield after six minutes when he burst onto a short pass from fellow forward Crabtree on the Widnes’ 20m line, shot clear and stepped past full-back Rhys Hanbury to score under the posts.

It was a smart play inside Vikings’ territory, with in-form back-row forward Patrick revealing it was no fluke.

“It was a move Eorl and me have been talking about,” admitted Patrick.

“We’ve practiced it at training a few times, so to see it come off during a game itself was fantastic.

“With Eorl being such a big player, he’s bound to bring people in who are attracted to him and that’s exactly what happened against Widnes. When that happened he tipped the ball straight on to me, and it was great to go through and score.

“We had a talk after the game about how well it worked, and we were both chuffed to bits.

“Whether it’ll be mentioned in review today, I’m not too sure. Baloo isn’t one for handing out too many compliments.

 

“But Eorl and me certainly feel it deserves some sort of recognition, because we thoughts it was a fantastic move!”

Patrick knows, however, that the bulk of the review is likely to focus on what was a far from convincing Giants performance.

“It wasn’t great at times, was it?” he confessed.

“Obviously, it was good to get the win and it takes us one step closer to securing a top-four finish.

“I know the blustery conditions made it a bit difficult and we came into the game having had last weekend off.

“But that would just be looking for excuses, and that’s something we don’t like to do.

“The key now will be to work on a few things this week and get ready to play what will be a massive game at Warrington a week on Thursday.”