HUDDERSFIELD Giants have been forced to head to Leigh to continue pre-season training.
With heavy snow having made it almost impossible to produce quality work this week, head coach Paul Anderson has today taken his Super League squad across the Pennines.
That will enable them to train on a full-size third generation (3G) artificial sports pitch at the Leigh Sports Village, with Anderson keen to build on Sunday’s 36-12 home trial triumph over Widnes Vikings.
And he knows today’s sessions could prove vital ahead of next Saturday’s Super League XVIII opener at St Helens.
“This week has been really difficult,” said Anderson.
“We can do a lot of good work in the Leeds Road Sportsbarn, but at this stage of the year it’s important we get out onto a full-size field to continue to fine-tune things.
“We’ve not been able to use the 3G pitch at Halifax because of the snow, but the weather’s not been as bad over the Pennines.
“So we’ve managed to book ourselves in to the Leigh Sports Village and we’re all heading over there today.
“The extra travel is obviously not ideal, but at least we know we’ll be able to do some quality work, which is what we really need to do right now.
“Sunday’s win over Widnes showed that things are coming together, but it also showed there are a number of areas we still need to work on.
“Hopefully, by travelling across to Leigh, we’ll be able to get that work done and ensure this recent bad weather doesn’t affect our plans too much.”