Attitude must improve, says Huddersfield’s Kopczak

Huddersfield Giants prop Craig Kopczak insists their attitude must improve if they are to knock off St Helens tomorrow night – and ensure they don’t miss out on a precious top four finish in Super League.

Last year’s league leaders sit fifth heading into the final round of the season, but they gave themselves a chance of finishing inside the top four after last weekend’s comeback victory against Hull FC, when they won 38-28.

But that wasn’t enough for the Welsh prop, who says they must up their game – and attitude – this Friday if they are to avoid defeat, pointing to their recent performance against Warrington Wolves as a marker for the rest of the season.

“It’s all about attitude, and it was wrong against Hull,” Kopczak said. “As a result, we were really flat at the start of the game and paid the price by falling behind early on (the Giants were 18-6 down after 28 rather unimpressive minutes).

“Fortunately, we had enough to find a way back, but we know next time we might not be quite so lucky. If we do that against Saints, we’ll be asking for trouble.

“We know we have to play with the same intensity we showed at Warrington the other week, when we felt we were good enough to win that game. That was one of those games which proved we are one of the best sides in the competition, and we intend to show that again against St Helens.”