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Super League: Kieron Purtill says risking injured stars not worth it against Salford

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Super League: Kieron Purtill says risking injured stars not worth it against Salford

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Huddersfield Giants assistant coach Kieron Purtill admitted his side turned their focus to Friday's clash with Wigan at half-time of the 46-4 rout of struggling Salford.

They raced into a 28-0 lead by half-time at the John Smith's Stadium and key men Eorl Crabtree and Brett Ferres, both struggling a little with injury, were rested for the entire second period.

That didn't stop Super League leaders Huddersfield adding plenty of points, though, with Jermaine McGillvary and Jamie Cording ending the game with two tries apiece against a Reds side hit by injuries and suspension.

Purtill said: "With the scoreline the way it was we took a few precautions.

"Eorl had a tightening in his back and we looked after it. It was the same for Brett and it gave opportunities for others to get some game time.

"We didn't finish as many opportunities as we'd have like and collectively we let each other down at times.

"Salford also had nothing to lose. They had a dig and made it hard for us. But we're top of the league and so can't grumble too much."

Salford coach Brian Noble admitted his inexperienced side was second-best throughout but still found plenty of positives from their performance.

"It was a tough day at the office and clearly the best side won," said Noble.

"I was, though, particularly impressed with Jordan Walne. Giving players like this exposure to Super League is very important.

"They learn what Super League's about and what it's like to play against a top team and the level of physicality needed to compete at the top level.

"Up until this point, when we copped for injuries and suspensions, our form's been pretty good. And when we do the things we need to do, we look a good side. We want to finish the season as strongly as we can now."

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Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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Thursday 12th February
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St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
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Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
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Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
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Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
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