EXPERIENCED Australian Brett Hodgson has today been named Huddersfield Giants captain.
The 30-year-old full-back takes over from Chris Thorman, who has moved to Hull FC.
Hodgson’s appointment was widely expected, with the former State of Origin star having been captain of Australian NRL club Wests Tigers for three years.
The choice of Hodgson as captain was announced on the last day of the Giants’ pre-season training trip to Bath.
And Giants head coach Nathan Brown believes they have the right man for the job, even though he has been at the club for only just over a month.
“Brett has fitted in very well from day one, which I always knew he would,” said Brown.
“As well as being keen and hungry, he’s smart, experienced and obviously offers leadership.
“His talk during training sessions has already helped tremendously, because you can see how his new teammates have been responding to the things he has had to say.”
Although Huddersfield’s Super League squad were put heavily through their paces in Bath, it didn’t stop several of them playing in yesterday’s 40-6 trial triumph at Batley.
David Faiumu, Danny Kirmond, Michael Korkidas, Jamal Lolesi, Shaun Lunt and Larne Patrick were all involved and made notable contributions.