25 Apr 2022

Watson reviews Warrington performance

Ian Watson did not mince his words when discussing Saturday's defeat to Warrington Wolves. The Giants Head Coach described the performance as probably the Giants worst of 2022 so far. 

"We were awful. We lacked energy and effort which is something I've not had to say before about our team this season. It was probably our worst performance this year.

The Giants were stung by two yellow cards for Jack Cogger, but Watson didn't believe the sin-binning had too much of an effect on the result. 

"Yellow cards are always disruptive but I thought we stayed in the game during those periods.

"It was the worst half of football we could have played. Warrington were picking us off on the right edge where Cogger was missing. The yellow cards are not the reason we lost."I was really confident of coming here and putting on a performance. We didn't start well enough defensively and I think Warrington completed something like 95%."

On the yellow cards - Watson did not want to be drawn on the decisions made but insisted that the Giants didn't lose the game due to discipline, maintaining that the Giants didn't perform with the right attitude.

"I’ve not seen the full detail. He said that one of them was for holding down. I thought it was a little bit harsh, but they’ve made a decision on the back end.

“Apparently little ones were sliding in when he’s scoring. So they made the decisions. You can’t argue against them that that’s not why we’ve lost the game today. We’ve lost the game because we didn’t turn up with the right kind of attitude.”

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