Paul Anderson crucial to Huddersfield's success, says Luke Robinson

Last Updated: 29/08/13 10:49am

Luke Robinson told Boots 'n' All that Paul Anderson's slight alterations have lifted Huddersfield to the summit of Super League.

The Giants - who finished seventh in the elite division last term before getting knocked out in the play-offs by Hull - have won 20 of their 25 games so far this season to lead the standings by three points.

However, scrum-half Robinson says the West Yorkshire side have not made sweeping changes and that their new-found success is down to refinement from coach Anderson.

"We as players had a lot of faith in Anderson before he got the job and that has been justified," said the 28-year-old. "He hasn't made drastic changes but he has tweaked lots of areas.

"We have shown the foundations are there and played well in patches before but then we have fallen in a bit of a heap, but Paul's little one per cents have made us a more consistent side."

Robinson was part of the Wigan team that was conquered 25-12 in the 2003 Grand Final by a Bradford outfit featuring Anderson, and says that defeat at Old Trafford was a bitter pill to swallow.


But the Halifax-born star, who has also turned out for Salford, says it has made him even more determined to win the prestigious Super League crown.

And he is desperate to claim it this campaign, with his team-mates and for Huddersfield chairman Ken Davy, who took over his role in 1996.

"People say losing in a semi-final is worse than losing in a final but that's a load of rubbish," added Robinson. "There is nothing worse than losing in a final but that just spurs you on.

"You want to get back there, have another crack at it and redeem yourself, so hopefully we can take a bit of form into the play-offs and I can have another chance of winning it [with Huddersfield].

"No-one remembers who came top of Super League, they just remember who went to Old Trafford and won and we are hoping to break the monopoly other sides, like Leeds, have had on it."

On Davy, Robinson added: "Ken has put a lot of time, money and effort into the game and without people like him it won't survive, so he really does deserve a bit of success.

"We are doing this for ourselves and him."

Hit the video above to listen to Robinson's interview with Sky Sports News.