Leeds Rhinos: Giants boss Anderson hoping history repeats itself against Rhinos

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson.
Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson.
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LAST WEEK’S win will count for very little if Huddersfield Giants don’t repeat the feat tonight.

That’s the message from boss Paul Anderson as his team prepare to welcome Leeds Rhinos to the John Smith’s Stadium for the second time in eight days.

Giants climbed above Leeds, who are now bottom, in First Utility Super League following last Friday’s hard-fought 28-20 success.

That was only Huddersfield’s third win of the year and Anderson said being able to back it up in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup rematch will be evidence they are heading in the right direction after a poor first half of the campaign. Anderson stressed: “We don’t want to fall in love with ourselves over one win because then you become a team that wins one and then loses one and we want to be a team that wins consistently,.

“It was a good win, but they will get some troops back this week and so we will see how it goes.”

Rhinos are the Cup holders and Anderson admitted Giants would love a taste of that glory.

He added: “The Cup is very special and we asked the question the other week about who actually has won it.

“I have as a player and Broughy [Danny Brough] is the other one. There are a few lads in there that have had the Challenge Cup-final experience, but there is nothing better than winning it. For us to achieve what we want we have got to win on Friday.

“We were the last team to beat Leeds in the Challenge Cup, so let’s hope history repeats itself.”