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Davidson's top fitness regime is paying off.

In-form Giants back row Ben Roarty believes fitness proved the key to victory against London Broncos at Brentford yesterday.

Huddersfield cruised to their seventh win in 10 Super League games with a 30-6 capital win.

It featured a dominant second-half display in which the visitors rattled up 18 points and never looked like conceding.

And, given the fitness regime of assistant coach Jason Davidson, Roarty wasn't at all surprised his side finished the game so strongly.

"We are a very fit team. We're all lean boys, and in temperatures like we experienced yesterday when it was boiling hot out on the field that counts for a lot," said the Aussie.

"At the same time London ran out of petrol, and we really made them suffer.

"We knew that if we matched them early on when we expected them to be strong, we would be okay later on.

"That's exactly what happened, and in the end wec were very worthy winners."

Yesterday's success was the ideal way to respond to the 20-0 defeat to Hull in the Giants' last Super League outing a fortnight earlier.

But Roarty was always confident that would be the case.

"We lost none of our self-belief over the way we played against Hull. In fact, we didn't think we played too badly, it was just some crucial calls went against us," he added.

"But I suppose that made us more determined to put on a show against the Broncos, and we did just that.

"We may have been playing in third gear for much of the first half, but we chose our moment to strike to perfection.

"There were a number of solid performances out there yesterday."
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 24, 2004
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