Fired-up Paul Anderson expects his Huddersfield Giants to exact painful revenge on Salford Red Devils in Friday’s Super League XX clash at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The Huddersfield head coach has revealed Rangi Chase’s illegal Good Friday challenge on Brett Ferres that left him with a three-month ankle injury still makes him angry.
Although neither man will be on the field in front of the Sky TV cameras – Chase picked up a seven-match ban over the incident and still has one game to serve – Anderson believes the Giants ‘owe Salford one’ for the bitter events as the Red Devils sneaked an 18-12 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.
And he’s confident that will be reflected in the way his players go about their business in two day’s time.
“We owe them one, it’s as simple as that,” said Anderson. “I’ve still got an international forward not playing because of some of the cheap shots they did that night.
“My opinion over the incident (when Anderson believed the RFL should ‘throw the book’ at Chase over what he’d done) hasn’t changed between then and now, and we’ve got to make sure we’re good physically.”