HUDDERSFIELD Giants are facing a potential hooking problem for Sunday’s big home Super League XVIII clash against Warrington Wolves.
Although in-form Shaun Lunt should be available to start, Giants chief Paul Anderson could be struggling for back-up.
On-loan Warrington hooker Brad Dwyer obviously isn’t allowed to play against his parent club, while Luke Robinson is facing a potential ban after his sending-off during Saturday’s 28-20 triumph at Catalan Dragons and David Faiumu is struggling with a rib problem.Related content
There’s still a chance Robinson could be cleared to play after his trip to the Rugby Football League disciplinary committee tonight and Faiumu is starting to respond to treatment.
And Anderson will be keeping his fingers crossed that the news on both fronts is positive, with the Giants looking to keep the pressure on leaders Wigan with an 11th win of the season over the Wolves.
“It’s obviously in the lap of the gods at the moment,” said Anderson, who is looking to give back-row forward Jason Chan a first start since suffering knee damage during April’s win at Super League champions Leeds Rhinos.
“But, overall, we’ve still got a healthy-looking squad, and we will be strong again this weekend.
“It’s another big game for us and one we’re really looking forward to.
“It was an excellent win at Catalan and it’s important we build on what we did that day.
“Although it was a good win, we were still not 100% happy with a lot of what we did, so we need to work on that to make sure we’re even better against Warrington this week.
“That’s the challenge everyone faces.”