IN-FORM Steve Snitch has revenge on his mind!
The Hull-born Giants second-rower admits he is still smarting from his side’s Super League play-off defeat at Hull in September last year.
It was a result that hurts even more with Snitch having followed Hull KR as a boy.
And after Huddersfield’s 64-12 thrashing of Castleford six days ago, the 25-year-old believes his side is in the ideal shape to make Hull pay at the Galpharm tomorrow (3.00).
“It’s good to win any game, and the feeling after beating Cas last weekend was very special,” said Snitch, who head coach Jon Sharp thought had his best game for the club in that match.
“But I think it might be even more special if we turn Hull over tomorrow.
“As far as I’m concerned, we still owe them one for beating us in the play-offs last season.
“I didn’t think I would feel it that strongly, but it was definitely an extra source of motivation for me when we played them at their place in the friendly the other month.
“As soon as I got on the field and saw those black and white shirts, I thought ‘Let’s have ‘em!’
“And, thankfully, we did.
“But it’s what happens in Super League that really counts, and right now I think we’re in good shape to take them on and get that revenge.
“Our confidence is sky high after the way things went last weekend. A performance like that reinforces your belief that we’re doing the right stuff in training.
“And I’m feeling in really good nick and loving every minute of being a part of this side.
“Last week was the first time I’d played a full 80 minutes for the Giants at Super League level, and I was really pleased with some of the things I did.
“But, at the same time, I know, and everyone else in the squad knows, we’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground.
“If we don’t keep on top of things and we’re too full of ourselves, Hull will hurt us. We can’t let that happen.”
Giants focus – Pages 50 & 51.