GIANTS prop Darrell Griffin is relishing the chance to lock horns with his old mates in tomorrow’s clash at former club Wakefield.
The 28-year-old is in his third season at Huddersfield following his move from Belle Vue.
But the former England front-row forward still remains friends with many of the Wildcats players.
That obviously includes fellow prop Michael Korkidas, who started last season at the Galpharm.
And Griffin admits that adds to the appeal of this weekend’s Sky TV clash.
“I’ve still got a lot of good friends at Wakefield and the banter about the game has already started with phone calls and text messages,” said Griffin.
“A fair number of those have been from Michael Korkidas, and it’ll be good to catch up with him tomorrow.
“But, to be honest, I’m looking forward to going back to Wakefield full stop.
“There’s a certain part of the ground which always seems to give me a hard time.
“But I enjoy it and it’s a place where I love to play, with the crowd being right on top of you.
“Wakefield holds a special place in my heart.”
Griffin admits that will count for nothing this weekend, however, with the prop desperate to see the Giants get back to winning ways after last week’s home defeat to Warrington.
“A defeat always takes a little bit longer to recover from, and it’s about what you as a player did right or wrong in the game and how you can improve in the next,” he added. “I got through some hard work during the game, and hopefully as a team we can put the wrongs right.”
And tomorrow will be a family affair for the Griffin family, with brothers Josh and George facing up against each other in the Under 20s League curtain raiser at 2.30.