HUDDERSFIELD Giants are in the Super League form of their lives as they get ready to host champions Leeds Rhinos!
Coach Nathan Brown’s side yesterday moved up to second in the top-flight table after a dominant 30-8 win at Hull KR.
It was Huddersfield’s sixth win from eight Super League XIV starts and helped them leapfrog the Rhinos who suffered a shock 30-20 home defeat to Salford.
The West Yorkshire rivals now meet at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday (6.00), with the Giants brimming with confidence.
And Huddersfield chief Brown admits it’s another clash which will show just how far his side have come.
“Yesterday’s victory at Hull KR definitely shows we’re continuing to head in the right direction,” said Brown, whose side have now won their last 10 League and Cup games on the road.
“And it took a great effort to get that win.
“We didn’t start at all well and then lost Liam Fulton pretty early on, which obviously caused some disruption.
“But everyone responded positively and in the end we got the win we deserved.
“It definitely sets us up nicely for the home game against Leeds on Saturday.
“That’s going to be another very good challenge and a further chance to show just how far we’ve come.
“I don’t think any of us can wait, and I’m sure it will be a great occasion.”
The knee injury suffered by new Australian signing Liam Fulton was the obvious downside to this latest victory.
The 24-year-old suffered medial ligament damage in the 18th minute, and Brown is resigned to losing him for a number of weeks.
“I’m not sure exactly how bad it is but they’re saying at least six weeks,” added Brown.
“He’s now going off for scans to check it out.”