FIT-AGAIN Giants winger David Hodgson is hoping to inspire a victory at Castleford tomorrow (3.30) by scoring his 100th career try.

The 26-year-old Great Britain international moved to 99 with his double in the 34-4 Super League win at Wigan eight days ago.

Those were his first for the Giants, with a serious knee injury meaning he is only now starting to make a positive impact with his new club.

That Wigan run-out was just his third game for Huddersfield following his move from Salford at the end of last season.

And he is confident he will soon be celebrating a century of tries on the back of his double against the Warriors.

“That Wigan performance has done a lot for my confidence,” admitted Hodgson.

“I still feel as if I’m finding my feet in this side, and obviously scoring the two tries last Friday has done me the power of good.

“It was fantastic scoring to get off the mark here, and it will be even better if I can help us win tomorrow by making it 100 tries in my career.”

Hodgson was yesterday named in the Giants’ 19-man squad for the trip to The Jungle, along with new signing David Faiumu, who has been handed squad No29.

The potential debut for the New Zealand Test hooker will obviously create extra interest in the clash.

And the performance of current No9 Ryan Hudson will also be under the spotlight.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move back to the Tigers, although the player himself recently admitted he has yet to open talks with the Giants about his future plans.


INJURED Huddersfield prop John Skandalis, who will be returning to his native Australia at the end of the season, will be the guest speaker at the Senior Giants meeting next Wednesday.

It will take place at the Galpharm Stadium banqueting suite at 2.15pm prompt.

Skandalis is ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.