HUDDERSFIELD Giants' Senior Academy side suffered a disappointing 22-18 home defeat to Harlequins at the DRAM Centre.
Despite head coach Jon Sharp and a whole host of his Super League players looking to inspire the Under 21s from the sidelines, the Giants were unable to rise to the occasion.
They trailed 10-4 at the break and were unable to do enough to claw back the deficit in the second period.
Their tries came from Chris Donlan, Sam Barlow and James Martin, with Tom Hemingway adding three goals.
Next up for the Seniors is Saturday's trip to Bradford Bulls, while the Junior Academy return to action after a week's lay-off with a game at Salford.