Noble Thoughts on Huddersfield Loss

Wigan Warriors were defeated on Friday night at the JJB Stadium going down 8-22 to the Huddersfield Giants.

The Warriors looked to have got right back into it when Amos Roberts grabbed a try to make it 8-10, but the visitors snatched two late tries in the final five minutes.

Warriors Coach Brian Noble was asked afterwards whether at 8-10 he thought Wigan were on the way back to win the game,

"I did, I thought for long parts of the game we were physically dominant, they probably kicked a bit better than we did but I can't remember a break they made so we definately bent our backs pretty well but we conceded a couple of late kick tries.

"I don't think we have had much help this evening in relation to the way we wanted to play the game. I think a couple of decisions went against us, I'm not particularly talking about the style of what happened but the in goal touch judge at one end has knocked us one off and given them one where our players are pretty adamant that it was no where near a try, their first one.

"Whilst I take responsibility for what we do, I thought we didn't kick as well as we could have, I thought we were physically dominant for most of that game and didn't quite get the just rewards. Our execution was not as good at times as it should have been, neither was our patience. They got to the end of the field and just kicked a bit better than us. We were a whole lot closer than the score suggests, I thought at 8-10 we would have gone on and won it but a couple of things went against us."

Asked about injuries from the game, Brian added,

"Nothing serious. We now have the Challenge Cup and a tough tie up at Barrow and we need to improve ahead of a busy Easter programme. We need to be going a bit better."

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