GIANTS boss Nathan Brown conceded that his side had not come up to scratch in The Jungle.
Having started strongly, Huddersfield slipped to a 44-18 defeat at Castleford which saw their hopes of making a play-off slot secure slip slightly while the Tigers moved into the top eight.
Brown felt that the exertions of their 16-16 draw with Hull KR might have still been a factor as his side ran out of steam.
“We maybe paid a bit of a price for the amount of work we did last week,” said Brown.
“We defended our line well in the first half, but I was worried at half time about how easily they were making yards on us.
“They played a bit faster than us, they played at a different speed to us.”
Having slipped behind in the second half the Giants struggled to get back into the contest with their kicking game being a source of frustration for the coach as they failed to use a swirling wind to their advantage.
“Their kicking game was first class and ours was poor and that made it difficult for us,” said Brown.
“In the second half we had a hurricane behind us and yet our first two kicks were midfield bombs, and that was the giveaway to me that we didn’t think we had a chance of winning.
“We should have caught the ball and kicked it down there on tackle three and tried to build pressure.
“But we chased points from the start of the second half when all we had to do was kick it down there and work hard to get back into the contest.”