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Ian Watson says Huddersfield “are good enough” to compete with St Helens

Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants are taking on Champions St Helens tonight and the Huddersfield boss is confident his side are good enough to beat the World Champions.

However, he underlined just how special the culture is at St Helens saying:

“I think what sometimes people overlook is how many years teams like St Helens and Wigan and how many years they’ve been doing this for.

“Their cultures are set in stone, their environment is set in stone in terms of what it takes to be a professional and a Wigan or St Helens player.

“That’s why they’re there at the end of the season, season on season.”

Watson believes his side are headed in that direction:

“I feel like we’re going in that direction, are we right there like they are at this moment of time? I’d say no, I’d say there’s a lot if improvement in terms of what we can do.

“But they’ve been building for decades, they’re definitely a landmark team in what you want to aspire to but that doesn’t mean you can’t beat them. You should always go into the game confident you can beat them.

“They might go in nervy if they’ve gone in and lost two and beat Hull. It shows that teams can beat them on their day and if we bring our A game I’m sure we’re good enough to compete against St Helens.”

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