LUKE ROBINSON can’t wait to be part of a new-look Giants pack.
The 27-year-old England hooker has spent the past month with the full squad after recovering from post-season elbow surgery.
That means he’ll be fully fit for the Super League XVII opener at Wigan Warriors on Sunday, February 5.
And he expects to be featuring in a Giants pack that has the potential to be far more mobile than it has been in recent seasons.
“This pre-season has been a bit different to the other ones we’ve had,” revealed Robinson.
“Obviously, there’s been a lot of injuries to senior players and that means there’s been a lot of young lads around.
“But I also think we’ll be changing our style of play a bit next season.
“We’ll probably be doing a little more ball movement and we’re going to have a smaller, mobile pack.
“There have been a few alterations and, to be honest, I think it’s just a case of us getting used to that style.”
The recruitment of top Crusaders second-rower Jason Chan has helped in the process of making the Giants pack far more mobile, with his new teammates having been impressed with his speed as well as his strength.
And with prop Darrell Griffin having moved to Leeds Rhinos, Larne Patrick – arguably the quickest forward in Super League – may be handed the chance to step up.
The new, more mobile style could be tested out for the first time in the Giants’ opening pre-season clash at fellow Super League side Castleford Tigers on Friday, January 13.
But at this stage, Robinson and his teammates are playing the guessing game over who might get the nod for the trip to the PROBIZ Coliseum.