In 2021, Huddersfield flattered to deceive. The Giants recruited well whilst new coach Ian Watson was expected to over see a similar revolution at Huddersfield as he masterminded at Salford guiding the Red Devils to both major finals.
However, injuries and a slow start to the season saw their season stall. But 2022 has so far been very different. They’ve started the campaign with three wins from four ahead of today’s game with Castleford Tigers.
Their attack seems sharp with the likes of Oliver Russell, Tui Lolohea and Will Pryce catching the eye as signings settle and Watson’s philosophy takes hold and inspires them to success.
Ahead of today’s game, former Huddersfield Giants star Kevin Brown who worked with Watson at Salford said the pressure is on the Giants in today’s game.
That’s despite Castleford’s record of one win from four with Brown believing that Castleford are in the transitional stage Huddersfield were in a year ago whilst Huddersfield can no longer rely on excuses.
When asked if the pressure was on the Giants, Brown told Sky Sports: “I think so. Lee Radford and his team are where Ian Watson and his side were 12 months ago with a few new signings settling.
“Ian Watson’s not got any excuses anymore.”