GIANTS reserve chief Paul Cook is hoping his side can bounce straight back when they entertain Hull at the YMCA’s Laund Hill ground in their first home game of the season tonight (8.00).
Cook’s young side opened their campaign with a 48-22 defeat at Bradford Bulls in their Reserve Team Championship opener on Saturday.
It’s possible Cook could be boosted by the inclusion of a couple of senior players.
But in the main, the Giants will be running with the same side that was in action at Odsal, and Cook believes they will be ready for the challenge.
“Everyone’s keen to get that first win tonight after the disappointing result last weekend,” he said.
“But Hull are always tough at this level, and it will be a good test for us.”
The match is of major significance to Hull, with Richard Whiting set to make his eagerly-awaited return.
It’s almost 10 months since Whiting suffered a double fracture to his leg in the Super League game against Harlequins at the Stoop.
This was only his third game back after breaking his arm in Hull’s pre-season game against the Giants at the KC Stadium last January.
Admission tonight is free for season-ticket holders and under 16s, £3.00 for adults and £1.50 concessions.
ELLIOTT HODGSON the full-back will be looking to inspire the Giants tonight after a tryscoring display in last weekend’s game at Bradford Bulls