Giants David Faiumu desperate to bounce back
DAVID FAIUMU is desperate to rediscover the form that has made him the Giants’ most consistent performer this season.
The 27-year-old former New Zealand Test star has been at the heart of Huddersfield’s success in 2010.
By his own admission, he has failed to maintain his usual high standards over the past two weeks as the Giants were beaten 28-10 by Super League leaders Wigan in Edinburgh and were then thrashed 60-4 at home to in-form Warrington in the Challenge Cup a week ago.
But Faiumu knows his side is more than capable of bouncing back in spectacular fashion and shouldn’t be written off when Wigan arrive for the Super League re-match at the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow.
“What happened last week was a major disappointment. This was do or die, and a game where you know you’ve got to do your best or you’re out,” said Faiumu.
“But we obviously didn’t do that, and it hurt.
“We were on the big national stage and my family were watching back home, which made me even more desperate to do my best, so to come up so short was tough to take.
“It wasn’t through a lack of trying. Warrington were relentless, they came out firing and we just couldn’t stick with them, no matter how hard we tried.
“But we’re not beating ourselves up over this.
“It just wasn’t our day, and we do have the confidence to put it behind us.
“We may be out of the Cup, but we deserve to be fourth in the Super League table and we still know we are capable of beating any team on a given day.
“We’ve got the calibre of players to do that, as we’ve shown in the past, and we know we will do it again.
“One very poor performance doesn’t make us a bad team, and we’re determined to prove that as quickly as possible, hopefully starting against Wigan tomorrow.