ROD JENSEN could make his final Giants’ appearance in tonight’s inaugural Carnegie Nines at Headingley.
The Australian is heading home at the end of the season and is unlikely to feature in the Giants’ final Super League XIII clash at Warrington Wolves.
But caretaker coaches Paul Anderson and Kieron Purtill have confirmed ‘the Rocket’ will be included in tonight’s squad when Huddersfield open their bid for Nines glory with an eagerly-awaited encounter against hosts Leeds at 6.30.
The coaching team have also confirmed club captain Chris Thorman will lead the team, while the likes of rising stars Michael Lawrence, Leroy Cudjoe and Jermaine McGillvary are other definites in a Giants squad that will also include some reserve and academy players.
With silverware at stake, the Giants have the opportunity to finish a disappointing season on a high.
And Thorman admits he would love the chance to lift a trophy.
“I’m really looking forward to it, and I’m sure we can give it a good go,” he said.
“This is something different, and I’ve always fancied having a crack at Nines.
“With the squad we’re sending over there we’re confident of doing well.”
Admission is £10 for adults and free for Under 16s when accompanied by an adult, with gates opening at 4.30.
Meanwhile, the Giants’ final game of the season at Warrington has been switched for a second time.
After initially being moved from Sunday, September 7 to Friday, September 5, the match will now take place on Saturday, September 6 and will be shown live on Sky TV.