No complaints from Anderson
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson admitted he had no complaints with the 30-22 defeat to Warrington in the first Super League play-off semi-final.
The Giants made an encouraging start and opened up a 10-6 lead before the Wolves hit back to reach next week's Old Trafford showpiece for the second straight season.
Huddersfield suffered a blow before kick-off when full-back Scott Grix, older brother of two-try Warrington forward Simon, pulled out with a groin injury.
Anderson was forced to promote 18-year-old Jake Connor to the starting line-up for only his second senior appearance, although the teenager produced a confident performance and scored one of their four tries which briefly gave them the lead.
Jermaine McGillvary, Dale Ferguson - on his final appearance for the club - and skipper Danny Brough scored the Giants' other tries as the regular-season table-toppers fell just short of a maiden Grand Final.
"The best team won tonight," said Anderson. "We didn't get ourselves into enough opportunities near their tryline.
"We gave them too many metres and they beat us around the ruck, which is something we'll have to look at."
Anderson revealed that Connor, whose only blemish was a knock-on near his own line towards the end, was in tears after the match.
"He's a good player, I've said that all along," Anderson said. "We've a lot of confidence in him.
"At times you could see his inexperience. He was upset because he feels he's let the team down but I've told him he's more of these days to come."
Huddersfield's cause was not helped when second rower Brett Ferres went off with a neck injury just before half-time and was unable to return.
"It wasn't ideal," Anderson added. "He got his head in the wrong place and suffered the consequences. He had a jar to his neck and had pins and needles."