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HOME STRAIGHT; Giants need to find a sprint finish to Super League.

Byline: Pete Barrow

THE Giants' matchday experience team will be dusting off their old Thin Lizzy albums as we speak - because the boys are back in town.

And probably at the perfect time as Nathan Brown's men face a five-game assault to ensure they manage the best position possible in the final Super League table.

While The Shay proved to be a happy hunting ground as the Giants cured their C-sickness - beating Castleford, Catalan and Crusaders - it has to be said that the sunny Calderdale climate did them some favours.

Sadly recent matches at Wakefield, Warrington and Bradford produced defeats in wet conditions - which may prompt the suggestion that the Giants play in the Drakes Cricket League next summer because at least they can come off the field when it rains.

But to cut the cheekiness, the situation is a serious one for Brown and his side.

This season has been in the main a story of strong displays that have ensured the Giants a top-three perch for the majority of the campaign.

However their record since the beginning of June has seen a 'win one, lose one' pattern emerge until the defeat by Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium was backed up by the same outcome against Bradford at Odsal.

It is a run the Giants will want to correct and end the season with a powerful burst for the finishing line to ensure a home play-off tie - because right now a trip to the Gilbert Brutus Stadium is looking a genuine possibility.

And that run has to start tomorrow when the Giants 'homecoming' game will be played in front of the Sky cameras against Hull KR.

The club are hoping for a bumper turn-out and hopefully the Giants can roar their team on to victory and then a determined sprint for the finishing line.


* GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME: Coach Nathan Brown (inset) and his Giants are back at the Galpharm for their 'homecoming' game against Hull KR tomorrow
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 29, 2011
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