FIRST of all, let’s start with the positives.
Won’t it be great to see the Giants boys in international action tomorrow!
I was absolutely delighted when Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree and Leroy Cudjoe were last week named in England’s 22-man squad and I was just as pleased to hear Dale Ferguson, Jermaine McGillvary and Larne Patrick were named for England Knights.
It’s also good to hear we’ve got David Fa’alogo and David Faiumu in the Exiles as well.
And I’ll be even more delighted to see some of them taking centre stage at St Helens’ Langtree Park.
Unfortunately, some of the boys will be missing out. Danny Brough, in particular, can count himself very unlucky.
But to have so many of our players on international duty really is a sign of how far the Giants have progressed.
To be honest, being able to look forward to this international weekend is a bit of a welcome relief from our present on-field woes, which we’re still 100% confident we’ll soon be putting behind us.
I’m sure the time our international representatives have had away will have freshened them all up. They do say a change is as good as a rest.
And a rest is something the other boys in the squad have had this week.
Hopefully, this mini break has come at just the right time, because the past couple of weeks have been pretty tough, there’s no question about that.
The Salford defeat was tough to take, and then the loss at Widnes was even tougher.
As a result, we were all desperate to try and put things right against Hull KR on Monday night, and for the first half hour everything was going according to plan.