TOP TRY scorer Luke George is hoping he can play a part in turning the Giants’ recent fortunes around by defeating Warrington Wolves in the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final tie at Salford City Stadium tomorrow (5.30pm).
The Giants have been in a poor run of form but George believes this is the perfect opportunity to reverse that and get back to winning ways.
“Preparation is going very well at the minute,” said George, included in the GIants 19-man semi-final squad despite suffering concussion in Sunday’s 52-6 defeat at Castleford.
“We’re focusing on the things that didn’t go so well for us in the past few weeks and we need to make sure we’re prepared defensively and ready.
“We need to come together as a team and work hard to get through this period and get back to winning ways.
“Stepping out for a semi-final is going to be one of those moments that you have to stop and take in, and a great occasion for everyone involved, and it’s the perfect time for us to get back to winning ways .”
The Wolves triumphed when the sides met in the Cup showpiece in 2009 but George is hoping that will have no bearing as he seeks to make a debut appearance at Wembley.
“It’s everyone’s dream to get to a Challenge Cup final and we’re only 80 minutes away from achieving that,” he said.
“We can’t get ahead of ourselves though as it’s going to be a very tough 80 minutes at Salford.”
Giants’ Peter Aspinwall has been included in the England Academy squad for a three-week tour to Australia.
The Huddersfield YMCA product joins the squad who fly out next Thursday.
The Academy will take on New South Wales juniors and Parramatta juniors before playing a two-Test series against the Australian Schoolboys.