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  • 16th Mar 2012
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Millward impressed by Giants

Anderson still not happy with hosts, despite emphatic scoreline

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Millward impressed by Giants

Ian Millward: acknowledges he has plenty of work to do with his Tigers

What makes it really hard is the amount of errors we threw up. They put us under so much pressure and we struggled to get any fluency in our game.

Ian Millward
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Castleford coach Ian Millward believes Huddersfield can go on and win Super League after seeing the Giants demolish his side at the Galpharm.

Luke George scored a hat-trick of tries for the third time already this season as the hosts eased to a 42-4 victory over their Yorkshire rivals in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The result means Nathan Brown's side move two points clear at the top, though Warrington could close the gap when they face Wakefield on Sunday.

Millward, who returned to work this week from a month's compassionate leave following the death of his son, was certainly impressed by the home team, particularly in attack.

Really sharp

"I've got to take my hat off to Huddersfield," he said. "Against most teams we could come up with errors like that and stay in the game.

"I am impressed with the way they attack. I like the way (coach) Nathan (Brown) plays with three ball players. They come at you with a lot of options.

"I thought they looked really sharp tonight, they were really at the cutting edge, and they play the style of play I like to see.

"There is no reason why they can't win the league and it would be good for the competition."

Millward admits he has "got some work to do" with his side after they slipped to a sixth successive defeat. Their only success so far in 2012 came in their opening match, when they got the better of Salford in the snow.

"I wasn't sure what to expect, to be honest," the Australian added. "I only got the two sessions with them in the week.

"What makes it really hard is the amount of errors we threw up. They put us under so much pressure and we struggled to get any fluency in our game.

"I see a lot of positives. In the first three games there were a lot of positives. I've got some work to do but it's definitely not the end of the world for us.

"The players need my support now and they'll get it."

Despite the scoreline, Huddersfield assistant Paul Anderson was unhappy with the way his team started what he described as a "scrappy" game.

Missed opportunties

"It was a scrappy game," he said. "The key is the amount of opportunities we missed. Our approach to the game at the beginning wasn't great.

"We were thinking points rather than pressure and that could hurt us if we keep that mentality further down the line.

"We need to address one or two little areas. We have to do the tough things before the glamorous things happen."

Left winger George stole the spotlight with yet another treble, taking his tally for the campaign to nine in just six matches, but Anderson was equally keen to praise right winger Jermaine McGillvary for his efforts.

"Luke is getting a lot of plaudits for scoring tries, but the fella on the other side is just as effective each week," he said.

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