RELIEVED Huddersfield Giants coach Jon Sharp has reported a clean bill of health from his 17 players in Super League action for the first time in months!
While Sharp watched Hull, who visit the Galpharm on Saturday (3.00), play in an incredibly bruising battle against Bradford yesterday, the Huddersfield chief is hopeful all those who were in action at St Helens on Friday will be available.
It is something Sharp has not experienced during his side's run of seven successive Super League defeats.
But he is hopeful it will continue for the final three games of the season.
"In light of recent events, it's a massive relief that everyone was able to walk into training yesterday," said Sharp, who watched Hull lose 26-12 to the Bulls at the KC Stadium.
"We've obviously got one or two players carrying knocks as a result of Friday's match.
"But, overall, we did a lot better fitness wise than we have for a couple of months, and I have to be grateful.
"In contrast, several Hull players were showing the scars of battle and it will be interesting to see what sort of shape they are in against us.
"But having lost to the Bulls, I still expect them to come out all guns blazing."
* Press Association rugby league writer and former Examiner reporter Ian Laybourn is guest speaker at the Senior Giants meeting at Fartown tomorrow (2.15).