HUDDERSFIELD Giants fans could see David Fauimu back to his best in Sunday’s home Super League XVIII clash against champions Leeds Rhinos
That’s head coach Paul Anderson ’s prediction as the former New Zealand Test utility forward finally starts to get back to full fitness.
The 30-year-old has been struggling with a rib injury picked up during the top-flight triumph at Catalan Dragons in late April.
Faiumu has been restricted to the role of bit-part player ever since.
But Anderson knows the Super League weekend break to accommodate last Friday’s England v Exiles Origin clash has done the experienced battler a power of good, and that will be reflected in his contribution next weekend.
“Fuey’s been doing it tough,” admitted Anderson.
“The knock he picked up in France was a bad one, and it’s really affected what he’s been able to do over the past few months.
“But the signs are now suggesting the injury is behind him and we’re all looking forward to seeing him get back to his best.
“A few weeks ago, we were having to modify his training, but at the start of last week and this week he’s been able to do everything and he’s definitely getting back to where he needs to be.
“He’s looking forward to getting out there against Leeds, and so are the rest of us.”