RL reporter Chris Roberts puts the questions to the Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson.
Ukuma Ta’ai has finally arrived at the Huddersfield Giants. How’s he looking?
He’s looking big!
You can tell he’s been training on his own and had periods of inactivity, which means there’s one or two little things we need to work on.
But he’s a physical specimen and, with just a bit of fine-tuning, he’ll certainly be okay.
He got straight into training the morning after he arrived. He was picked up by Eorl Crabtree from his house and driven to training, because he was a bit fearful of the roads and the snow.
And then it was a case of meeting his new teammates and having to take in a million-and-one things.
So, as you can imagine, his head’s a bit of a shed at the moment, but I’m sure he’ll soon feel at home.
So does that mean we won’t see him make his debut against London Broncos at home on Sunday?
It’s not been decided yet, to be honest.
We’ll have a good talk as a coaching staff and with (captains) Danny Brough, Luke Robinson and Brett Ferres and take it from there.
At this stage nothing is ruled out.
But after that magnificent performance and win at St Helens, how tempted are you to field an unchanged side?
That’s clearly an option, particularly as we came through the game relatively unscathed. If changes are to be made, they will only be made if we feel they’ll be for the better.
Both Broughy and David Faiumu trained fully yesterday after they’d been taken off as a precaution at Saints with tight hamstrings.
We’ve also been taking precautionary measures with Stu Fielden and Luke O’Donnell because they’re old!
It’s a case of managing them sensibly on a week-by-week basis when it comes to training and playing, and that’s what we’re doing again this weekend.