GIANTS favourite Rod Jensen is calling for the fans to come out in force and be the Giants’ 14th man against Hull in Sunday’s Galpharm Super League showdown.
With Hull expected to be backed by up to 3,000 fans, Jensen knows the home supporters have a vital role to play this weekend.
And after his side’s five-star show against Castleford last weekend, the Australian powerhouse is confident they will be outshouting the visitors.
“Some crowds can be a little bit in and out, dependent on form,” said Jensen, pictured. “But the Giants fans are always really good.
“They’ve been fantastic with me from day one, and I’ve really appreciated it.
“They were awesome when we played the game against Leeds and they were awesome in the Castleford game.
“I’m sure it will be the same wwen we play Hull this weekend.
“I definitely hope that’s the case, because it’s pretty clear Hull will have some great backing.
“Nothing would give me greater pleasure than for the fans to come out in their thousands once again and cheer us to another fantastic win.
“I can’t stress how much of a lift the fans can be during a game, and I’m sure they will have a crucial role to play this weekend.
“After losing our opening two games quite heavily, last week’s win against Castleford was vitally important.
“We now just want to find some middle ground after being at both ends of the spectrum and go from there.”
Jensen obviously had a spell at full-back against the Tigers when Luke Robinson went off injured and Chris Thorman moved to scrum half.
And the 29-year-old enjoyed the experience.
“It’s been a bit of a talking point,” he added. “It was good to get the ball a little earlier than on the wing and see what the line is doing and picking a few tired forwards.
“We may need to move people around during the game from time to time, we plan for that and it wasn’t unexpected.”