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Brown expecting another tough encounter

After Bank Holiday Monday's victory Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown sets his sights on repeating the result in this Sunday's Challenge Cup fixture.
Brown expecting another tough encounter
by NRL

After Bank Holiday Monday's victory Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown sets his sights on repeating the result in this Sunday's Challenge Cup fixture.

The Giants travel to the KC stadium to face Hull FC in the Fourth Round and Brown believes it will be an even fiercer contest:

"They'll be fresher, they'll be feeling better I'm sure they'll look at doing things in key areas a little bit better and so will we.

"We need to be better on Sunday, we've just played each other so we both have a fair idea of what each side is going to do and what sort of things are coming.

"We're not going to change anything in the way we play or the style of players we've got. It was a bit of a dress rehearsal for the Challenge Cup fixture, I don't expect anything different than another tough game this week."

The knockout fixture will see a different level of intensity from both sides and spark the first signs of cup fever. After securing the league victory, Brown believes being on the winning side will stand them in good stead for Sunday's fixture:

"Obviously it's better winning, we know what's required to win but you have to turn up, do it again and improve. I'm sure they'll do some stuff on Sunday a little bit better and I'm sure we'll do some things better too."

With the Easter period a difficult one Brown utilised his squad for the clashes against Salford City Reds and Hull FC. However, he expects the Claret and Gold to have people back in numbers for Sunday's tie:

"I think most of the players should be available, Tommy Lee is injured and David Faiumu is a doubt, but all the other lads are fine. O'Donnell has just come back from serious injury, so it would have been silly playing him twice over the Easter period."


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