THE Giants pack won’t take a backward step against the league-leading Harlequins tonight.
That’s the message from versatile forward David Faiumu as Nathan Brown’s side bid to become the first to take points off the London franchise.
Faiumu – the 27-year-old former New Zealand international – has had his appetite whetted by the way the Giants bounced back from defeat at Castleford with a workmanlike 20-10 victory against Hull FC.
And he can’t wait to get to work in front of the Sky TV cameras at The Stoop (8.00) in what he believes will be a Titanic up-front battle.
“It was good to get back on track against Hull when we turned up with the right mentality – and it’s important we carry that approach forward into tonight’s game,” said Faiumu, who has just signed a two-year contract extension.
“If we do the tough work then the rewards will come, and if we get the little things right then we are a pretty dominant team to play against.
“Harlequins are a confident camp at the moment, I’ve no doubt about that, and the way to knock confidence out of people is to play the tough game.
“The first 20 minutes will sort a few things out and we definitely won’t be taking any backwards steps.
“We’ve got a pretty hard pack who are playing well at the moment, and we’ll be doing our best to knock them out of their stride.”