Antonio Kaufusi and Anthony Mullally have enhanced their Huddersfield Giants’ Super League chances.
That’s the view of Giants chief Paul Anderson after his side’s 44-30 defeat at in-form Castleford.
Prop pair Kaufusi and Mullally were handed rare starts against the Tigers after failing to feature in the Giants’ 19 over the past few months.
Both front-row forwards spent loan spells at Bradford Bulls to get some valuable game-time under their belts.
But after being singled out for praise by Anderson over their contributions against Castleford, the duo look in a position to face the Bulls at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday.
“There were times against Castleford when I thought we looked like a physical rugby league team again,” said Anderson, who introduced front-row forwards Eorl Crabtree and Craig Kopczak off the bench.
“Antonio Kaufusi and Anthony Mullally had a fair amount to say in that.
“They both ripped in during the time they were out there. It was the first time they’d played for us in a while, and they could be encouraged with the way they took their chance.”
And if they do get the nod against the Bulls, Anderson will be hoping they play their part in a far more accomplished defensive display.
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