IN-FORM Giants stand-off Kevin Brown is confident his side are ready to take their play to the next level.
After opening defeats to Leeds and Bradford, Brown and his teammates hit back to destroy Castleford in a dazzling 12-try display at the Galpharm.
The 23-year-old was at the heart of the victory, and he is sure it can be the start of something big.
“We were disappointed to lose the way we did against Leeds and Bradford, so we were very keen to put on a good performance against Cas,” said Brown.
“And we obviously couldn’t be happier with the way things went.
“The last thing we wanted after our awful start last year was to open with a big losing run again.
“So we feel as if we’ve got a real monkey off our back with this win.
“But it’s the way it was achieved that means the most to us.
“In a way, it reminds us of when we played York in the Challenge Cup last year. That was after we’d just suffered our seventh defeat on the trot.
“Against them, it all came right and we didn’t really look back.
“The confidence came back, the passes began to stick and the tries kept on coming.
“And it felt like that against Cas yesterday.
“Let’s just hope we can now back up this win by performing just as well against Hull next week. That’s the key.”
Brown grabbed one of his side’s tries against the Tigers and also helped set up several others.
And he says he is enjoying himself in the Giants class of 2008.
“To be honest, I’m feeling in the shape of my life,” he added.
“It was hard in the first couple of weeks working on the new systems we’ve introduced, but it’s coming together now.”