New head coach Rick Stone has now seen at first hand the quality of the young Giants at his disposal.
The vastly-experienced Australian was at Lockwood Park to see Huddersfield’s Under 19s make it four Senior Academy triumphs on the trot with the 64-12 home destruction of London Broncos.
Two tries each from Tyllar Mellor, Ethan Salm and Darnell McIntosh, along with efforts from Jamie Greenwood, Jack Richardson, Liam Johnson, Sam Wood and Jacob Jones and 10 conversions from Izaac Farrell secured the convincing win.
And coach Chris Thorman admitted he was pleased with his side’s efforts – particularly as it was achieved in front of the Giants’ new main man.
“It’s hard to be critical of a 64-12 victory, but I don’t think the scoreline reflected the game,” said Thorman.
“I thought London deserved a lot more out of it.
“It was very even early on. It was 12-6 for quite a long time, but, saying that, I thought we scored some excellent tries and some nicely-structured points, and we also scored some really great individual efforts.
“I think Rick would have been encouraged by a lot of what he saw.”
But despite the big win, Thorman expects an even better performance against Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-House Jungle tomorrow night (7pm).
“There are still some things for us to work on,” added the former Giants captain,
“We need to be more disciplined with the ball, and I think against a team that may have challenged us a little bit more defensively than London, we’d probably have been down at some point in that game.
“I know if we do this against Castleford this week we could be struggling. We need to control the ball more and a bit more direct, because if we do that then we’ll give ourselves a good chance.
“It’s obviously good to win four in a row, but those four wins mean nothing if we can’t back it up again this week. We need to keep backing it up if we are going to get ourselves into the play-offs, and at the moment we are on the right track.”