GIANTS coach Jon Sharp could send the same 17 into Super League battle this weekend to help get the Leeds defeat out of their system.
The Galpharm chief admits the nature of the opening-day 30-10 reverse to the champions has hit the players hard.
They now face a tough trip to Bradford Bulls on Saturday (6.00).
But Sharp is confident they have what it takes to bounce straight back and prove the
performance against the
Rhinos was a one-off.
"Sunday’s defeat has hit everyone very hard," revealed Sharp.
"Going into the game, our confidence was high and the level of expectation was high.
"We knew we would need to be at our very best to win, but we were obviously nowhere near our best.
"That’s what made it all so very disappointing.
"And I can assure you no-one was more disappointed than the players.
"They had been looking
forward to this game for months, especially after such a good pre-season.
"But one of the positives from the Leeds defeat is that it has made them all the more determined to get back out onto the field as soon as possible.
"All 17 players who played have made it clear they want to be included this weekend.
"They all want to go to Odsal and prove a point."
Meanwhile, Leeds forward Ali Lauitiiti has escaped a ban, despite being found guilty of two offences during Sunday’s contest.
An RFL disciplinary tribunal decided to take no further action against him for striking Huddersfield scrum-half Luke Robinson with his shoulder, but did fine him £300 for a reckless high tackle on Eorl Crabtree.
Lauitiiti was one of seven Super League players referred to the panel as competition chiefs mounted an early clampdown on foul play.