AS I write this, the Giants are sitting near the top of the table in second place behind Castleford Tigers.
I think that as a team, we would have taken that position after four games had it been offered to us before the season began.
Obviously a perfect unbeaten record would have been ideal.
But experience tells us that at this point in the season teams often struggle with consistency and fail to get points on the board.
The resulting poor start when that happens can, at times, have a major effect on the success of the whole season.
Thankfully we have started pretty well, giving us a good platform to build a great season.
Generally, I think it isn’t until around Week 10 that a good impression can be gained of how well teams are really doing, so it’s important we continue our winning against Bradford Bulls at the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow.
Bradford have had a disappointing last two years where they have underachieved as a club.
But from looking at the recruitment they have made this off-season, signing the likes of Gareth Raynor, Chev Walker and Olivier Elima, the Bulls will once again be a major force to be reckoned with.
I OBVIOUSLY haven’t managed to feature yet this season, but I’ve been trying to keep myself busy while I’m waiting for my chance to play.
I have, of course, been busy looking after my new baby boy, Joseph, but on the occasions I have a free afternoon from changing nappies, I’ve been doing a bit of summarising work on the radio.
It’s good fun and allows me to go along to more games than I would usually, and the extra benefit is that I’ve been able to see teams play before we face them.
Hopefully the extra time spent studying the opposition will come in handy this season.
But I’m not the only player here at the Giants who has been working covering games on the radio.
Big Eorl has commentated on games for Radio Leeds this year and I’m reliably informed that he does the job wearing girly mittens – not what you would expect form the biggest guy in Super League!