Veivers blames errors as Giants are humbled

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Huddersfield-Sheffield are cast hopelessly adrift at the bottom of Super League after losing 32-16 to Castleford in what their caretaker coach Phil Veivers had described as a "must-win" match.

Huddersfield-Sheffield are cast hopelessly adrift at the bottom of Super League after losing 32-16 to Castleford in what their caretaker coach Phil Veivers had described as a "must-win" match.

With six games to go, the Giants - the wooden-spoon side for the last two years - are four points behind the London Broncos, have a heavily inferior points difference and will be relegated to the Northern Ford Premiership if Dewsbury win their battle for promotion.

"It's going to be hard," said Veivers. "This was a must-win game today. It was one we hoped we could win and one we should have won."

The Giants, who have won just three of their 22 matches, never fully recovered from the shock of conceding a hat-trick of tries to the Tigers' Darren Rogers in the first 18 minutes. They clawed their way back to 20-12 but then conceded further tries to Barrie-Jon Mather and Richard Gay.

Wigan Warriors kept themselves in the hunt for Super League honours with a comfortable 56-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity. Denis Betts opened the scoring after eight minutes and Lee Gilmour added a brace of tries in the 11th and 17th minutes. Jason Robinson was the next Wigan scorer with a try under the posts, while on the half-hour Mick Cassidy went over for their fifth try, although it was too far out for Andy Farrell to add the goal.

After the break Warriors continued to call the shots, with Mark Smith and Kris Radlinski both crossing twice.

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