GUTTED Luke Robinson has admitted everyone felt embarrassed with the way the Huddersfield Giants performed at Bradford Bulls yesterday.
Huddersfield were expected to have far too much power and pace for their hosts who are struggling to reach the Super League play-offs for a third successive season.
But there was little in the Giants’ display to suggest they could be genuine title contenders as they were thrashed 36-0 to be ‘nilled’ for the first time since a 48-0 loss at Catalan Dragons three years ago.
And England ace Robinson has made it clear the nature of the defeat hit all of the Giants hard.
“We were obviously gutted with what happened out there,” said Robinson.
“I know I personally felt embarrassed by the scoreline, and I know that’s something shared by everyone at the club.
“We felt good going into the game and we were looking forward to playing, but Bradford just didn’t allow us to play.
“They gave us a real lesson in how to play wet-weather rugby, and we had no answer to that.
“They ran harder, tackled harder, completed their sets and kicked far better. They deserved the win.
“But that’s obviously of little consolation to us. After losing to Warrington last week, we were desperate to put in a strong performance against the Bulls, but it obviously didn’t happen.”
Next up for the Giants is Sunday’s trip to Castleford Tigers in the quarter-final of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
It promises to be another massive test of character for Huddersfield, but Robinson is confident his side can bounce back.
“I know we’ve been saying it for a few weeks now, but we are still in a good position, both in the League and the Cup,” he added.
“But the time has come for less talk and more action, and that has to start at Cas in the Cup.
“It’s another big game, and we do know we can got out there are do