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Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson calls out ‘gamesmanship’ following two yellow cards in victory over Castleford Tigers

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson was pleased his side overcame Castleford Tigers at the John Smith’s Stadium.

A 36-24 victory – after leading 18-0 and then trailing 24-18 – had some incredibly topsy-turvy moments, but Watson’s men inflicted a fourth defeat in five games for Lee Radford.

For Watson, despite him hailing his side’s resilience, blasted some dumb play.

“We can’t kick out on the full and have two men in the sinbin and then be able to compete at a Super League level,” Watson said.

“We were winning by two scores and forcing the pass, so we went a little bit dumb there, but the way we came back shows the resilience within the group,

“We are all playing for each other and playing as a team – once we got good field position we scored points.”

The Giants boss was, however, keen to stamp out some of the ‘gamesmanship’ that he fears is creeping into the game on the back of the crackdown in foul play.

“The sinbinnings were the ones that really hurt us and I’m not too sure on them – there’s a little bit of gamesmanship creeping in and the wrong type.

“The game is hard enough to referee without players feigning injuries.:

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