Peet previews Huddersfield

  • Matt Peet previews Saturday’s Betfred Super League clash at Huddersfield Giants.
  • Peet: “It’s going to be tough which means we’ll have to be good as Huddersfield will challenge us.”
  • Tickets for the fixture are available to purchase online HERE.

Matt Peet spoke to the press ahead of Saturday’s betfred super league round 11 clash against Huddersfield Giants.

The Warriors travel to the John Smith’s Stadium off the back of a home win against Catalans Dragons last time out in an impressive team performance at both ends of the field.

Liam Farrell scored his 150th career try in the victory, and on the Club captain, Peet said: “Liam’s a quality player and an outstanding professional who we are very proud to call our captain.

“He’s low maintenance, high performance, and he’s deserved every one of those 150 career tries. He’s everything you want in an elite professional I would say.”

Luke Thompson crossed for his first Wigan try in Thursday night’s win at the DW Stadium, and on the forward’s impact since arriving at the Club, Peet said: “It’s been a great start to his Wigan career – I’ve been impressed. Luke’s settled in really well with the lads and the coaching staff like him. So far so good for Luke at Wigan.”

Huddersfield head into Saturday’s fixture off the back of two narrow defeats – losing by a point to St Helens in Round 9 before they were beaten by two at home to Salford Red Devils last time out.

On the Giants, Peet said: “They’re a good team who even in defeat have been very consistent. From a coaching point of view they’re good to watch because they’re a well-prepared and well-coached team who stick to their system.

“You can see they’re on a journey of trying to play a certain way, and we’ve got a lot of respect for them. We’ve had some great contests over the years and I think this weekend will be another close game.”

On Huddersfield’s attacking threat, which includes Super League’s top try scorer Adam Swift, Peet added: “They challenge you with outstanding shape, and they’re very talented alongside their willingness to work hard – a trademark of Huddersfield. It’s going to be tough which means we’ll have to be good as Huddersfield will challenge us. They don’t give you much as they make you work and earn it.”

On the Warriors defence, Peet added: “We have our defensive systems. If a team like Huddersfield try to create something you want to either make them work really hard for it or it should have to be a really special piece of play. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.”

Tickets for Saturday’s clash at the John Smith’s Stadium remain on general sale from the DW Stadium Ticket Office and online HERE. Full ticket information, including entry details to the Women’s clash (12pm K.O.) can be found HERE.

By Harvey Orgill.

Tuesday 07 May 2024