Ian Watson explains win over Warrington Wolves and wants decisions “looking at”

The Giants made their way back to the winners circle after difficult blows to take against St Helens and Catalans.

Today they got over some more adversity, with players missing they over turned a 22-14 deficit to beat Warrington 32-22 and cement their standing inside the top four.

After the game, coach Ian Watson dissected the win noting the importance or not panicking to the triumph: “Stay in the game, trust what we do. When you go 8-0 down after the losses we’ve had, it probably can unnerve teams but today we showed a real good composure and a resilience and resistance against a team who you could tell were trying not to lose, they were trying to chip away at the score board all the time.

“We said at halftime, just stay to what we do, trust each other and trust the process and we got there in the end.”

He also noted that the Giants had planned to push Warrington at the end given the Wolves’ recent tendency to let leads slip as they did against Salford and Hull KR recently: “We spoke about that at halftime that over the last few weeks they’ve kind of crumbled and when we went down you’re always tempted to go and chase points but I thought Theo Fages and Olly Russell were really patient.”

The Giants may not have had to come from behind had they been given an early penalty try for a high tackle on Will Pryce who seemed destined to score.

Watson wasn’t too fussed about this when asked about it but focussed more on some other key decisions which got them on the back foot: “No I couldn’t clearly see it. The decisions I was frustrated with were the knock ons in the ruck. There were three knock ons in the ruck and they were giving penalties against us.

“None of our players knew what the hell was going on, that’s something that needs to look at because you lose field position on that and Warrington keep chipping away taking the two points.

“It can set a weaker team back that.”

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