Huddersfield are ready to unleash their most potent attacking side of the season on Stourbridge in Saturday’s home National II North clash.
Flying winger Tom Hodson will play his first game of the campaign after returning from a highly-successful rugby league spell with Championship club Doncaster, while former Giants Academy centre Elliott Cosgrove is set to make his debut after arriving from another Championship club, Keighley Cougars.
And with former Giants utility man Elliot Hodgson back in the frame after recovering from a broken toe, Huddersfield look certain to pose a massive threat out wide.
The men from Lockwood Park are still searching for their first win of the season after three very close calls, with coach Gareth Lewis confident the new-look backline could make all the difference in the world.
“Getting Tom Hodson back from Doncaster, signing Elliott Cosgrove from Keighley and knowing Elliot Hodgson is fit again is huge for us,” said Lewis.
“Tom’s a main strike player for us and after a great season with Doncaster he’s come back full of confidence. I’m sure he’ll waste no time making his presence felt.
“We’re also sure Elliott Cosgrove will make an immediate impact. Although he’s better known for what he’s done in rugby league, having played for the Giants Academy and more recently at Keighley, he’s no stranger to rugby union.
“Because he’s played the game at junior level, it shouldn’t take him too long at all to adjust.
“We’ve managed to get hold of him because he’s good friends with Elliot Hodgson, and the prospect of those two linking up in our backline is really exciting.
“Even though we’re still looking for our first win of the season, we’re not far away at all.
“The pack’s been going really well, and we’re all looking forward to seeing them provide the possession four our backs to do the rest.”
Stourbridge will, however, provide stiff opposition, having opened with wins over Harrogate and Luctonians.
But the fact they were beaten 42-17 by Leicester Lions last weekend suggests they’re a side Huddersfield are more than capable of defeating.