14th March 2017
Giants Under 19s narrowly lost out to London Broncos.
Huddersfield Giants senior academy narrowly lost out 16-14 to London Broncos at Lockwood Park at the weekend and 19s Head Coach, Luke Robinson, was disappointed with the result.
The Giants led at the break but were unable to get the two points and Robinson admitted his players learned a tough lesson:
“It was very frustrating, we probably got a lesson, we created probably enough opportunities to win the game about ten times but unforced errors cost us and more than anything else, I would probably say a lack of respect, a lack of respect for the opposition and for the ball.
“It was a really good lesson for them to learn that no matter what level you play at or who you play against, if you cough up that much possession and give the opposition that much opportunity then you are going to get burned.
“It’s really frustrating to throw away a lead, we had a lot of injured players with the concussions from the previous week but even say the players we put out there, it was an opportunity for the players to show what they are made of. For me, just a real lack of intensity and effort and sometimes that’s all you need, you can win games on enthusiasm and effort alone and they have had a bit of a rocket from me this week that it wasn’t good enough.”
Up next for the 19s is a trip to Edge Hall Road to face Wigan Warriors Academy on Saturday, kick-off 2pm and Robinson wants to see an improvement:
“We are light on numbers at the moment, obviously with the head knock rule for 19s and some of the blokes have picked up sternum injuries and things like that. I think I have five or six extra players to pick from this week but although we are going to be going up against an extremely good Wigan side, it’s where I came from and they have got really good academies and good players but the focus has got to be on us this week and showing a little bit more discipline in what we do both on the field and in training.”
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