Anderson delighted with Giants win
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson could scarcely contain his delight after watching his side cruise into the last four of the Super League play-offs and to within 80 minutes of a maiden Grand Final.
Scrum-half Luke Robinson scored four first-half tries as the Giants, beaten on home soil by Wigan a week earlier, set a new record for points in a Super League play-off with a 76-18 rout of Hull.
There were two tries apiece for Leroy Cudjoe, Scott Grix and Shaun Lunt on his 100th appearance, while skipper Danny Brough succeeded with 12 of his 13 conversion attempts to break the club's long-standing records for goals and points in a season.
It was sweet revenge for Huddersfield's 46-10 play-off defeat at the KC Stadium 12 months ago as they secured only a third win in 11 play-off ties.
"It was the manner of our victory that was especially pleasing," Anderson said.
"It was special and for 40 minutes we were ruthless. When you are on such a roll, you become hard to stop.
"We haven't done anything different to what we've done all season. There was a collective understanding that last week wasn't good enough. We had to put it right and we did.
"The scoreline was irrelevant, to be honest. I feel for (Hull coach) Peter (Gentle) and I can sympathise with him because this time last year I was in his shoes.
"Hull have had a long season, reaching the top six and the Challenge Cup final, and next week will be the first one they're going to have off. They showed in the second half what they are capable of."
Gentle admitted it was the lowest point of his career as his side were condemned to the worst opening 40 minutes in the club's 148-year history.
They trailed 54-6 at the break, eclipsing the 41-0 half-time deficit from their 71-0 play-off defeat at Bradford in 2005, although they managed to restore some pride with a vastly-improved second-half display highlighted by two tries from outgoing winger Tom Briscoe.
"One hundred per cent it's my lowest point," Gentle said. "It's a bitter pill to swallow.
"I am very disappointed for the fans who paid good money to watch that. one side was white hot and the other was not at the races.
"We've been running on empty for a few weeks - last week we dug deep and found a way to win but today was a game too far, although that's no excuse for what happened tonight."
Despite continuing speculation over his future, Gentle insists he will still be at the club next season and will draw on the experience of Huddersfield as he attempts to turn Hull into title contenders.
"Huddersfield were in a similar situation to this last year at the KC when put on nearly 50 points but they have turned their whole season around," Gentle said.
"There is a prototype there. We have a chance to do the same thing."