FIT-AGAIN David Fa’alogo is hoping he can finally put a nightmare start to his Giants career behind him and show the Super League world exactly what he can do.
Injuries have hampered the former New Zealand back row forward’s year-and-a-half at Huddersfield.
The 30-year-old made an excellent start to his first season before suffering a hamstring injury which forced him to miss almost all of the second half of the campaign.
Fa’alogo appeared to have put his injury woes behind him when he featured in the opening six rounds of 2011 before the hamstring curse struck again.
As a result, he figured in just one of the next 10 games, when he made an ill-fated return to action in the shock Good Friday defeat at Crusaders and was immediately forced onto the sidelines once again.
But after making a successful comeback from the substitutes’ bench in the hard-fought 34-20 top-flight triumph at Hull FC, Fa’alogo is hoping it can be a sign of things to come.
“I enjoyed it out there, and it was a real relief to come through in one piece,” said Fa’alogo.
“The hamstring felt good, and much better than the last time I came back for the Crusaders game, so it looks as if things could be looking up. It’s not been the best of starts to my career in the UK. It couldn’t have been much more frustrating, to be honest.
“But having come through such a tough game as the one at Hull and being able to play my part in the win, I’m feeling a lot more confident.”