DANNY BROUGH, David Faiumu and Darrell Griffin could all be in the starting line-up for the Giants’ Super League trip to Bradford Bulls on Sunday.
Head coach Nathan Brown revealed last week the inspirational trio could all have been involved in last Friday’s top-of-the-table clash at Warrington Wolves if it had been a ‘do or die’ fixture.
Scrum-half Brough has been sidelined for a month with an ankle injury, while utility forward Faiumu has sat out the past two games with a rib problem and prop Darrell Griffin needed a week to recover from a couple of niggles.
However, with Brown contemplating making changes in the wake of the 28-16 defeat at second-placed Warrington, all three may well be called into action at Odsal as the Giants bid to hold onto third spot in the top-flight table.
“Had the game against Warrington been a Grand Final, then all three could probably have played with painkilling injections,” said Brown.
“But at this stage we don’t want to risk a long-term injury by bringing players back a week or two early, that’s not the smart thing to do.
“We know the extra week will have done them all a power of good, and we can certainly think about possible availability for the Bradford game.”
As well as Brough, Faiumu and Griffin, Brown has several other senior players at his disposal who didn’t feature at Warrington the other night.
They include back-row forward Danny Kirmond, who was 18th man for a second successive week, and fellow packman Andy Raleigh, who has not featured for over a month.