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  • First Utility Super League
  • 2nd Feb 2013
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Super League: Huddersfield Giants can still get even better, says Paul Anderson

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Super League: Huddersfield Giants can still get even better, says Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson: only 'reasonably satisified' with his side's heavy win at Langtree Park

There were some areas we were good at, some areas we were not so good at. There is still a hell of a lot of improvement in us as well.

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insisted there was still room for improvement from his side despite seeing them hammer St Helens 40-4 at Langtree Park.

The Giants opened their Super League season with a stunning win on their travels, centre Leroy Cudjoe grabbing two of their seven tries as they won away to Saints for the first time since 1978.

The result meant it was a rough start to former Huddersfield boss Nathan Brown's tenure at St Helens, with the home side only avoiding being shut-out by a late score from substitute Mark Flanagan.

"We are in round one of 27 so we aren't going to get carried away," Anderson told Sky Sports.

"We're obviously happy with the result and happy with two points, (happy) to start the year with a win because we can keep building.

"There were some areas we were good at, some areas we were not so good at. There is still a hell of a lot of improvement in us as well.

"I'm reasonably satisfied with where we are at. We controlled the ball a fair bit. We are a bit old-fashioned really; we've got plenty of big people hitting the ball at speed and that can create problems for most teams."

Anderson also revealed that Danny Brough - who played a starring role in helping the visitors go 22-0 ahead by the break - had been taken off in the second half as a precaution.

He added: "He (Brough) got a bit of a tight back as the game was going on. Once the scoreline got to where it did, it was pointless keeping him on."

Brown, meanwhile, refused to worry too much at the disappointing start to his reign at Saints, insisting that the heavy defeat had not altered his outlook for the season ahead.

"We came in off the back of two friendlies where we felt we'd improved from one to the other and, with a fit and healthy squad, we'd trained well," he said. "But, at the end of the day, you've got to get the physical parts of the game right.

"When you do that, the ball falls your way. Huddersfield were physically far superior. 'Broughy' was sensational in that first half off the back of what their forwards did.

"It was a disappointing performance, but I'm no less optimistic about our year going forward than I was before the game.

"I feel for the fans. We will just have to knuckle down, work hard and get heading in the right direction."

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