Paul Anderson is hoping Ukuma Ta’ai can keep building in his recent Huddersfield Giants performances.

After a mixed start to the 2014 campaign, the Tonga World Cup back-row star produced his best performance so far in Friday’s good win at Salford.

 

The 27-year-old’s blockbusting display off the bench was one of the highlights of the Giants’ strong second-half showing.

And Anderson, who dropped him for the 12-12 home draw with Leeds in March after turning up late for training, is hoping it’s a taste of things to come.

“I said to Ukuma straight after the game how pleased I was with the way he’d played,” said Anderson.

“But the most pleasing thing was that in the past, he’s had a good game for us and not backed it up with another. That didn’t happen last week.

“In what was obviously a bad night when we lost at Hull, I thought Ukuma was one of our better players. He carried the ball pretty well that night.

“And then he went to Salford last Friday, and everyone saw how much of a handful he was for their defence that night.

“If he can keep putting this level of performance together for us, then we know what a good job he’ll do.”

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