DANNY KIRMOND is hoping the way the Giants fans got behind their team at Hull KR is a taste of things to come.
The 25-year-old back-row forward was delighted to come through his first game of Super League XVI unscathed, especially as Huddersfield notched up an impressive 38-16 Craven Park triumph.
But the former Featherstone Rovers winger thought the support his side received from the claret and gold faithful was the icing on the cake of a fifth win from seven top-flight starts.
And he is hoping it’s repeated plenty more times this season.
“Hull KR have some of the best and most vocal fans in the competition,” said Kirmond.
“The noise they made early on was incredible and was bound to inspire their side.
“But in the final 20 minutes, they hardly made a sound, and it was our fans who were making the most noise.
“I don’t think it was any real coincidence that’s when we really started to take complete control.
“Our fans really did give us a huge lift.
“Let’s just hope it’s a theme that now continues between now and the end of the season.
“We certainly hope it’s the case at home to Wakefield on Sunday.”
Kirmond is expected to retain his place in the Giants’ back-row, particularly with David Fa’alogo remaining on the sidelines.
The former New Zealand Test forward is still struggling with a slight leg injury.
Head coach Nathan Brown has made it he was close to playing this weekend, but will instead be saved for the home clash against Warrington the following Friday.
And with Kirmond having spent last season on loan at Wakefield, he’s looking forward to meeting up with his old pals.
“I’m sure the boys will be giving me a bit of stick,” he continued. “But I think they’ll be saving most of it up for Dale Ferguson.
“He did, of course, spend al of pre-season at Wakefield and played the first game of this season with them before signing for us.
“So I think he could be in for a fun afternoon!”