Grix defends changes
Giants players believed they could beat Wolves
Last Updated: July 16, 2012 1:37pm
Scott Grix: Defends move to revert to regular positions
Huddersfield Giants' Scott Grix has denied changes to Nathan Brown's starting XIII were to blame for Sunday's Challenge Cup defeat to Warrington.
After senior players urged Brown to make alterations, Grix reverted from stand-off to full-back to facilitate loose forward Kevin Brown's return alongside Danny Brough in the half-back positions.
But although the out-of-form Giants opened the scoring at the Salford City Stadium, they suffered a demoralising 33-6 loss to the Wolves.
"We did make those changes so that a couple of people felt a bit more comfortable in their roles but I don't think that was the reason we lost."
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Grix felt the players were happy in their normal positions, stating that they simply did not play well enough on the day against a quality side like Warrington.
"I think we believed we could win during the week," Grix told the Yorkshire Post.
"We did make those changes so that a couple of people felt a bit more comfortable in their roles but I don't think that was the reason we lost.
"We came up against a quality opposition and fell below the mark.
"We had a reasonable start but didn't back that up and Warrington's kicking game compared to ours meant their field position was unbelievable.
"It was too big a game to be chasing our tail but that's what we were doing."