1. ITV Report

Giants boss takes positives despite defeat and injuries

Scott Grix dislocated his shoulder during the defeat Credit: PA

Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson refused to remain downbeat, despite his side opening their Super League campaign with a 30-16 defeat at St Helens and losing two more of his senior players through injury.

The Giants were already without Luke Robinson, Craig Huby, Kyle Wood and Joe Wardle and lost skipper Danny Brough at half-time with a dead leg and then Scott Grix with a dislocated shoulder.

They managed tries through Aaron Murphy, Ukuma Ta'ai and Jake Connor, but Anderson took positives from the performance

The effort and endeavour was very good considering the youth out there. We were masters of our own downfall with penalties and errors but Sam Rapira was outstanding and caused a lot of problems. The difference was Luke Walsh's kicking game and he played as though he was in a dinner jacket. The first half was very even although the scoreline may show otherwise. Losing Danny at half-time did not help and he struggled for the last 10 minutes of the first half. We are doing it tough but have to stay calm and composed.

– Paul Anderson, Huddersfield Giants head coach