Pack is key to success

No way through: Sean Penkywicz helps to halt Featherstone's Andy Kain in the recent Northern Rail Cup semi final

No way through: Sean Penkywicz helps to halt Featherstone's Andy Kain in the recent Northern Rail Cup semi final

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FAX playmaker Sean Penkywicz has no doubt about the key to his recent good form - the forwards.

The skipper came off the bench at Dewsbury on Sunday to inspire a 30-16 comeback win for Matt Calland’s side, scoring the first try and creating two others for Paul White.

The coach was full of praise for his team leader but Penkywicz was keen to emphasise the team ethic at the club.

“I only play well on the back of quick play the balls and as you can see the forwards get them for me,” he said.

“Credit has to go to the pack for that - and to the backs for finishing them off.”

“I am still making a few silly mistakes - I blamed the heat on Sunday.

“But it is all about the team.”

Fax made a sluggish start against Dewsbury, finding themselves 14-0 down after 20 minutes.

But unlike the previous week against Batley when they lost, they were able to fight back and claim the spoils.

“We have been a bit hit and miss lately,” he said. “When we start well we carry on.

“In the past couple of weeks we have started slowly and had to come from behind.

“Against Batley we just couldn’t get it back. Luckily against Dewsbury we did.”

It was a crucial win given that their next opponents are sixth placed Barrow who are four points better off having played a game more.

And Penkywicz says that everyone at the club still believes the play offs are a real possibility.

“We have a game in hand so we are only a point behind them,” he said.

“It just shows how big Saturday is going to be up there. We have to make sure we get the win.”

“Every game now is a cup final.

“If we want to make the play offs we have to win them all.”

Huddersfield have given teenage centre Joe Wardle a new contract that will keep him at the club until the end of 2014.

The 19-year-old joined the Giants on a two-year deal from Bradford in the winter and has now signed a two-year extension after making 10 first-team appearances so far this season.