FIT-AGAIN Jamahl Lolesi will return for the Giants on Saturday, determined to help his side get back to winning ways.
The 27-year-old former New Zealand Test star missed Friday’s bitterly disappointing 46-8 Super League defeat at champions Leeds Rhinos because of a shoulder injury.
But the powerful in-form second-rower is back to face Warrington Wolves at the Galpharm on Saturday (6.00) and is keen to carry on from where he left off in the win over Bradford Bulls in their last home match 10 days ago.
“I never enjoy watching at the best of times, but I found it more painful than ever at Leeds last Friday,” said Lolesi.
“The lads were really struggling out there – and I know how embarrassed they were with the way they played – but there’s nothing you can do about it when you’re stuck in the stands.
“But, in a way, that makes you even more determined to play as well as you possibly can in your next game, and for me that’s against Warrington this weekend.
“To be honest, I would have loved to have played against Leeds, even though I’d suffered a torn shoulder muscle at St Helens a couple of weeks ago.
“But the coaching staff felt I needed to have a rest to get over the injury and try and shake off a couple of other little niggles, too.
“Luckily, I feel the rest has done me a power of good and I can’t wait to play.
“Warrington are in good form, but if we can keep their strike players quiet, we know we can win.”