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Luke Robinson returns as Huddersfield Giants half-back - can't wait to get cracking

LUKE ROBINSON is relishing the chance to return to his most recognised playing position.

Luke Robinson

LUKE ROBINSON is relishing the chance to return to his most recognised playing position.

The 28-year-old will start Super League XVIII as the Giants first-choice scrum half to form a half-back partnership with Danny Brough.

Robinson began his career at No7 and enjoyed considerable success in the position at Wigan and Salford before initially starring in the role at the Giants.

But under former head coach Nathan Brown, the Halifax-based ace was switched to hooker.

Robinson also made a mark in his new role.

But Giants chief Paul Anderson has already confirmed Robinson will be back in the halves, with Shaun Lunt and David Faiumu expected to share the hooking duties.

And the man himself is happy to oblige.

“I’d like to think I can do a good job in both roles, and I certainly enjoying playing either,” said Robinson.

“But if Baloo (Anderson) wants me to concentrate on being a scrum half again, I’m more than happy about that.

“I was a scrum half in my amateur days, then at Wigan and Salford before coming to Huddersfield.

“So, I suppose it’ll always be the most familiar role for me.

“But Baloo also knows that if he needs me to slot in at hooker, then that’s exactly what I’ll be prepared to do.

“I think it’s always good to have more than one string to your bow, although I am excited about the thought of having another crack at scrum half again next season.”

Robinson is now back in full training after undergoing double-hernia surgery, and is enjoying the tough pre-season work.

“I feel fully fit and I’m enjoying the work we’re doing,” he added.

“Yes, it’s obviously tough, but that’s what you expect at this time of the year, and it’s good to be able to report that all the boys are buzzing.”

 

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