IN-FORM Kevin Brown will look to the forwards to bring the best out of him in Sunday’s home Super League clash against Hull (3.00).
The Giants stand-off received a fair share of the individual accolades for his performance in last week’s big 12-try 64-12 triumph over Castleford Tigers.
But the 23-year-old acknowledges it was the work of the pack that helped him produce his five-star show.
And Brown, left, knows it will once again be up to the forwards to lay a winning platform this weekend.
“I might have earned some of the praise against Cas, but I thought all our forwards were excellent, and that was crucial,” he admitted.
“Without them I can do nothing. I wouldn’t be able to do my job.
“Every time Cas got the ball last week, our boys fronted up and drove them back, and as a half-back that’s absolutely brilliant to see.
“It’s always nice to be singled out for praise by your coach, because it’s a sign you must be doing something right and that you might just hold onto your spot for the next game!
“But I’m the first to acknowledge this victory was down to the way we played as a team.
“It was just fantastic to be involved in a performance like that.’’
Now Brown has turned all his attentions to Hull this weekend.
And after the 30-22 pre-season win over the same opposition at the KC Stadium less than two months ago, the former Wigan ace is feeling in confident mood.
“You obviously can’t read too much into pre-season games, but at least it showed we have what it takes to beat them,” he added.
“But it’s always tough against Hull, they turned Wigan over last week and that’s never an easy thing to do.
“They’re going to be pushing for the top four, and we already know we’re going to have to play as well, if not better than we did against Castleford to come away with the two League points.
“But after another good week’s work, and having had another game playing alongside Luke (new half-back partner Robinson) we’re looking forward to it.
“We both know we’re still learning as a partnership, but we’re already developing a good understanding.
“We’re fully aware there’s still room for improvement, and we’re confident that as the season progresses we’ll be able to give even more to the team.
“Hopefully, everyone will see that improvement this weekend.
“Although Luke took a heavy bang last week against Cas, he’s been fine this week and is raring to go again.
“He’s a very tough boy and showed his character by coming back on last Sunday after he’d suffered a split ear and was left feeling very dazed.
“But he knows that’s the price you sometimes have to pay in this game.”