FORMER St Helens Junior Academy back-rower Ben Dewhirst will make his Giants debut in tomorrow’s Under 18s clash against Wakefield at the DRAM Centre (2.00).
The Oldham-based player was keen to play on a more regular basis, with games hard to come by week by week at Knowsley Road because of the size of their Academy squad
It is hoped the presence of Dewhirst will tip the balance in Huddersfield’s favour this weekend as they look to secure a third victory of the campaign.
As well as Dewhirst, there is also a timely boost with the return of Michael Lawrence.
Next year’s Super League squad man was on duty with the Senior Academy side a week ago as they beat Warrington 12-10.
Lawrence, left, will be back to resume what has become a highly successful wing-centre partnership with county colleague Richard Lopag.
Their combination has been the highlight of the side’s performances this season and, with Dewhirst possibly operating down the same flank, it could prove a exceptionally interesting weekend.
Huddersfield Giants: Cowling; Lopag, Lawrence, Heeley, Worthington; Robinson, Barber; Thomas, Firm, Roberts, Dewhirst, Gorman, Chappell. Subs: Williams, Talbot, Guinan, Pearson.