DELIGHTED captain Brett Hodgson has hailed the quality of new signing Danny Brough after the scrum half inspired the Giants to a nine-try 48-6 triumph over Catalans Dragons at the Galpharm last night.

Brough was at the heart of a Huddersfield victory that moved his new club back up to third in Super League.

The 26-year-old crowned an outstanding kicking game with two well-taken tries as the Giants bounced back from last week’s disappointing home defeat to St Helens.

It also puts Huddersfield in excellent heart ahead of the Easter Monday trip to Salford City Reds.

And Hodgson is confident Brough can again play a leading role as the Giants bid to complete a perfect Easter at The Willows.

“Danny was superb last night and had a great game for us,” said Hodgson.

“One of the main problems we’ve been facing is that we’ve been lacking a kicking game of real quality.

“Danny showed with this performance that this should no longer be a problem and we should be able to go on and play some good footy.

“The signs are already looking really promising.”

Hodgson is already looking forward to facing the City Reds on Monday, and feels the Giants coaching staff may have some tough selection choices ahead of the trip.

“When you’ve had a good win like we did last night, you always look forward to getting back out there to play again, and that’s the case with us,” he added. “After losing to St Helens, this was the perfect response, and we now want to build on this win with another success at Salford.

“Everyone seemed to have come through last night okay, so I think the coaching staff are going to have some tough decisions to make between now and Monday.

“We’ve also got Castleford at home next Friday, so they’ve got to plan to make sure we’ve got the best side to win both of next week’s games.”

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