DAVID FA’ALOGO is ready to make his Giants’ Super League XVI return.
The 30-year-old former New Zealand back-row forward made a blockbusting start to 2011 as Huddersfield stormed to the summit of the top-flight table.
But after impressing during the opening six rounds, Fa’alogo suffered a hamstring injury and has been restricted to just one further appearance – the shock Good Friday defeat at Crusaders.
Fa’alogo also suffered hamstring misery last season, but Giants chief Nathan Brown is hopeful one of his top pack enforcers can now put all this behind him and have a successful second half of the season – starting at Hull FC in Sunday’s early-start Super League clash (12.30pm).
“David has been training well and looks like he should be back this weekend,” confirmed Giants chief Nathan Brown.
“That’s obviously good news, not just for Dave, but for the team as a whole.
“He’s had a tough couple of months, and let’s hope he can now put that behind him.”
With Fa’alogo’s expected return, Brown again faces some tough selection choices as his side looks to secure a victory that Hull which could take the Giants back to the top.
Fellow back-rower Andy Raleigh is also fit to play after recovering from a neck injury, while another packman, Graeme Horne, was 18th man for Sunday’s up win over Catalan Dragons and will be desperate to feature against his former club.