SPOILT for choice.
That’s what Giants chief Nathan Brown knows he is when it comes to choosing who to play at prop.
Eorl Crabtree, Dale Ferguson, Lee Gilmour, David Fa’alogo, Jacob Fairbank, David Faiumu, Keith Mason, Luke O’Donnell and Adam Walker have all played in the front row this season as Huddersfield have stormed to the top of the Super League XVII table.
On top of that, in-form second-row forward Jason Chan could also comfortably move up if required.
As a result, Galpharm chief Brown knows he’s faced a tough juggling act this season to keep everyone happy.
Mason, in particular, has found the going tough to stamp any authority on trying to secure a regular starting spot.
But Brown knows the tale of his powerful No10 sums up just how tough it is deciding which players to pick up front.
“We’re blessed to have a lot of cover at prop right now,” admitted Brown.
“And I do feel for those who have been battling so hard to get a start.
“But the guys who got the initial nod started well and have done a good, consistent job, hence where we are on the table.
“Having said that, this is the time when others can show us what they can do. It’s at a time like this – around the Easter period – that your squad is put firmly to the test.
“This season’s start has obviously been a tough one for Keith, but hopefully he can soon start to look forward rather than back.
“He had his first game in a long time against Hull over Easter and put in a good, solid performance, which we were all delighted to see. It was something definitely to build on.
“He’s obviously had a very interrupted time through injury, he was close to one of the soldiers who recently passed on in Afghanistan and he’s had other personal things to focus on.