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Brown gutted after Cas-bash

Giants boss suffers saddest coaching day at Huddersfield

Last updated: 8th July 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

 Ian Millward - Castleford

Ian Millward: Delighted after seeing Castleford romp to comprehensive win

Nathan Brown Huddersfield Giants coach

Nathan Brown: Suffered his worst day since he has been at Huddersfield

We quit and it's sad to say that. We put 17 bodies out there and there was probably one or maybe two that had some soul - the rest were skeletons.

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Nathan Brown apologised to fans after Huddersfield slumped to an embarrassing 52-6 trouncing at lowly Castleford.

The heavy defeat was the seventh loss in their last eight league matches for the former Stobart Super League leaders.

Brown was scathing about his side's display - believing his players had quit - and branded the defeat his 'saddest coaching day since I've been at Huddersfield.'

The coach said: "Today is the worst day since I've been at the club. We played a side who are struggling down at the bottom of the table with six or seven blokes out.

"We quit and it's sad to say that. We put 17 bodies out there and there was probably one or maybe two that had some soul - the rest were skeletons.

"We quit early in the game and as a coach obviously I take my share of the responsibility. It's my saddest coaching day since I've been at Huddersfield. We need to be much, much tougher as a group.

"I feel as much to blame as the players should feel. It's embarrassing for the fans and I can only apologise. For them to see that today, I feel really sorry for them and they are entitled to be angry and they entitled to boo me and boo the players."

Millward delighted

Cas coach Ian Millward was delighted with his side's show after the hosts went into the clash with just one win in their previous six games.

"We had a high completion rate and great kicking game," he said.

"What we've lacked in previous games is an inability to hold the ball but today we had an 90 per cent completion rate in the first half and 90 per cent in the second.

"Jamie Ellis and Danny Orr were outstanding with their kicking games.

"We got what we deserved - a comprehensive win. We only conceded one try and that was from a kick. It was a pretty dominant performance.

"We had eight players out and a display like that takes a fair bit of guts and attitude. It was a very good debut by Jamie Ellis."

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