Huddersfield Giants juniors continue Australia tour
Jul 20 2010 by Peter Barrow, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THE Giants historic scholarship tour of Australia entered its second week with one victory and one defeat.
After making a strong start with a 46-6 victory over a Central Coast representative team, the Giants Under 16 scholarship side then lost 42-12 to a Balmain Tigers youth side.
But it was a memorable moment for the youngsters as the match was played at Balmain’s famous Leichhardt Oval.
It also gave the Giants touring party the chance to watch Wests Tigers first grade team train, and catch up with former clubmates John Skandalis and Liam Fulton.
There were understandably high spirits in the group after their stunning 46-6 victory over Central Coast, where there were two tries each for Nathan Mason (2), Aaron Webb and Matty Brook, further touchdowns from Elliot Gorman and Jonathan Foulds, with Ben Whitehead kicking seven goals.
Player performance manager Peter Riding and scholarship coach Paul Carlos are overseeing the youngsters and Riding said: “When we arrived in Forster prior to our first fixture we were treated to a local tour and the sight of the surf which was breathtaking.
“The weather was less than kind to us, although we were able to cruise the neighbouring lake and view the dolphins which was stunning.
“Our final training session was at the Harry Elliot Oval and the boys delivered a great session which filled everyone with confidence.