“When you are playing on a slope…” – Watson explains why Huddersfield lost to St Helens

Ian Watson has assessed what went wrong for Huddersfield Giants against St Helens today at the Magic Weekend.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he explained what went wrong highlighting the loss of momentum and how it was made worse by the slope:

“Going in at halftime and conceding that try over on our left edge I think that was the one that wounded us.

“Second half we lost the momentum too quickly and too easily around the ruck and Saints are too of a team to lose the momentum especially when you are playing on a slope like this to be fair so I just thought they were outstanding and we were no where near good enough.

“We’re not good enough. We are not at that level. They were on a different level today.”

Asked what disappointed him the most, he said:

“Our defensive effort, our resilience. At 16-6 you’re still in the game. We came out and defended the first set really well and then we had shape to play but we didn’t drop into our shape to play. We did that in the first half and not in the second half and I don’t know why.”

Finally, he stated that he knew what was going wrong:

“I know what’s going wrong and we will be better going forward.

“We will have our genuine spine out next week and that is a big thing.

“You need that continuity.”