LEROY CUDJOE put in a quality performance in yesterday’s stunning 54-6 Super League win at Wakefield and admitted: “This was an awesome feeling!”
The 20-year-old former Newsome Panthers junior was one of a number of Huddersfield players to bounce back spectacularly from the nightmare home defeat to Salford the week before.
Despite being given a rough ride against the City Reds as the full-back replacement to injured skipper Brett Hodgson, Cudjoe kept his place against the Wildcats.
And he couldn’t have been happier with the way the events unfolded.
“After the way things went last week, this game was just awesome,” he enthused.
“To come to Wakefield and get any sort of win is great, but to do it in the manner we did yesterday was fantastic.
“And I think the performance, as well as the win, was even sweeter because of what happened against Salford.
“That result really hurt, and I know how much we were all looking forward to getting back out there and making sure we got last week’s defeat straight out of our system.
“So, obviously, it really couldn’t have gone any better. It was a great feeling to be a part of the team that did this!”
Cudjoe admitted getting the win was the No1 priority, but he was also delighted with his own performance.
As well as scoring his first try of the season, he set up another with a great cut-out pass for David Hodgson’s first score and was rock-solid, both in attack and defence, from start to finish.
“I always knew it was going to be tough last week filling in for Brett, because he’s such a fantastic player,” added Cudjoe.
“And it was also the first time I’d played the full-back role Nathan (Brown) wanted me to play at Super League level.
“Like Brett, he wants me to play a full-back and half-back role, and it’s taking some adjusting to. But I’d like to think yesterday has helped!”