HULL prop Paul King is expecting an intense forward battle against the Giants in tomorrow’s elimination play-off.
The two games between the clubs this season have been close, with Hull defeating the Giants 16-12 back in March and then sharing in a 9-9 draw at the KC Stadium in June.
Those suggest Saturday’s game will again be close and King is expecting a real battle in the forwards.
“Huddersfield have a great pack,” he said.
“Eorl Crabtree and John Skandalis have constantly given Huddersfield great ‘go forward’ this season, and they will be tough to control.
“It’s the hard work in the forwards which have given the platform for other gifted players like Brad Drew and Kevin Brown to work their magic.
“And that’s what makes them a difficult team to play against.
“The have quality all over the park, with Stephen Wild and Jamahl Lolesi being two other players which would cause any team problems.
“But we are in great form at the moment. We have won six from our last seven, with two great victories against Leeds and Bradford, and the spirit among the lads is fantastic.
“If we carry our performances and attitude from the last two games into tomorrow’s game, I’m sure we’ll be very difficult to beat”.
Hull coach Peter Sharp echoed Kings comments by saying “It’s not just about performance, it’s about having the right attitude going in to the game.
“These boys are peaking at the right time and hopefully our season will carry on for a few more weeks yet.”