DANNY BROUGH is desperate to celebrate his 100th Giants’ appearance by inspiring another triumph over Super League champions Leeds Rhinos at the John Smith’s Stadium tomorrow.
The 30-year-old half-back has proved a massive influence on the side since making his Huddersfield debut at home to St Helens in March 2010, (see signing picture) becoming one of the most creative players in the game.
Since then he has helped the Giants secure five stunning wins over the Rhinos, including a Super League win at Headingley in March and a home Challenge Cup triumph two months later.
And Brough knows completing a dream 2013 hat trick of wins this weekend to keep his side on course for a top-two Super League XVIII finish would be the perfect way to bring up a claret and gold century.
“I’ve loved every minute of my time at the Giants and it’s an honour to be making my 100th appearance this weekend,” said the club captain.
“It’s been a great move for me, and I’ve already been lucky enough to be part of some fantastic wins for the club.
“I know there are still many more to come, and there’s no reason why the next one can’t come against Leeds tomorrow.
“To be honest, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my 100th appearance than by beating Leeds!
“We know they’ve got their fair share of injuries and are bound to miss the likes of Kevin Sinfield, Danny McGuire and Kallum Watkins.
“But that’s not going to affect the way we approach this game. We know any Leeds side will be strong, so we’ve prepared as if we’re facing a full-strength side.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard to secure second place in the table and don’t intend to let it slip. We’ll do whatever it takes to hold onto it.
“That starts with the intention of beating Leeds tomorrow, which hopefully we’ll be able to do in front of our own fans.”