HAT TRICK hero David Hodgson has praised his Giants teammates for the role they played in his try-scoring process.
The former England winger may have missed out on Super League selection on a number of occasions this season.
But he still showed he remains one of the best finishers in the game with a three well-taken scores in the 34-20 triumph at Hull FC.
He crossed once in the first half and twice in the second to crown an excellent all-round performance, although he knows he shouldn’t take all of the credit.
“It’s great to be playing and it’s good to get on the scoresheet,” said Hodgson, who has now lost track of the number of hat tricks he has scored during his career at Huddersfield, Wigan, Salford and Halifax.
“I’ve always thought of myself as a good finisher, and I’ve always scored my fair share of tries, and it’s a great feeling.
“But I also know scoring the tries is down to the team effort, and that’s the case here, both in defence as well as attack.
“At the moment, I think we’ve got a bit of a connection on the left with me, Danny Brough, Michael Lawrence and Lee Gilmour.
“It seems to be working well, and I obviously hope Browny sticks with it!”
Hull KR coach Justin Morgan is confident his side can upset the odds when they take on reigning Super League champions Wigan at the DW Stadium today.
The Warriors have won their last six League meetings with Hull KR, whose last triumph was at the JJB Stadium in 2009, while the champions’ 28-16 victory at Craven Park in April sparked a seven-match winning run.
Rovers, whose play-off hopes were ended by Wigan in both 2009 and 2010, are out of the top eight but Morgan believes emphatic Challenge Cup wins over York and Salford, either side of a big league win over Bradford, could turn out to be season-defining victories.
“I think it will be a close game,” predicted Morgan