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Super League: No regrets for Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson

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Super League: No regrets for Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson: looking ahead to the play-offs

Everybody has got knocks at this time of the year and it was a short turn-around. The scheduling hasn't helped that. If you look at the bigger picture, we had no choice but to do what we did today.

Paul Anderson
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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insisted he had no regrets over his decision to field a team of youngsters at Bradford.

With the league leaders' trophy safely tucked away in the Giants trophy cabinet, Anderson rested all but four of the team that beat Wakefield 40-0 last Sunday with Thursday's opening play-off tie against Wigan firmly at the forefront of his thoughts.

He opted to give debuts to four teenagers and run-outs to four other players with just four Super League appearances between them and watched on as they were crushed 58-6 by the Bulls.

"Everybody has got knocks at this time of the year and it was a short turn-around," Anderson said.

"The scheduling hasn't helped that. If you look at the bigger picture, we had no choice but to do what we did today.

"This was a bit of a dead rubber. The only thing it's hurt is our for and against but we are where we are.

"There were a lot of people out there who over the year had earned an opportunity to play. I thought one or two took it and one or two didn't.

"The scoreline was never a worry, it was all about people doing the right thing on the field and I don't think we consistently did that.

"You could tell they had a lot more Super League experience than we did."

Smiles

Bradford coach Francis Cummins admited: "It was good to get some smiles back on our faces. We well and truly let ourselves down last week.

"I said to them that it would have been awful to end the season on that note. The players have showed a lot of character. They have worked really hard and it's pleasing to see them rewarded."

The game ended of a fitting note when Lulia, who is returning to Australia's NRL next season, scored the last of Bradford's 10 tries with the last touch of the match.

"I'm really pleased for Keith," Cummins said. "I'm just glad he finished on a high."

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Super League Table

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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Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
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Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
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Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
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Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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