HUDDERSFIELD will tomorrow have two players in a Great Britain starting line-up for the first time in 44 years!
Stephen Wild and David Hodgson are in the Lions’ Northern Union side to face the New Zealand All Golds in the Centenary Test at Warrington (6.15).
Although it’s not a game that commands full Test status, it is still regarded as an official Great Britain fixture.
Wild has been named at loose-forward, with new Giants teammate Hodgson starting on the right wing.
And having two players from the Huddersfield club on Great Britain duty is something that hasn’t happened since Tommy Smales and Ken Bowman were in the Lions set-up back in 1963.
It’s a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed on Giants officials, with managing director Richard Thewlis believing it’s another sign of the growing status of his club.
“Just a few years ago, the thought of having two of our players in a Great Britain side would have been almost unthinkable,” he said.
“And we see this as a clear indication of the progress the club is making in terms of attracting high-quality players to the Giants.
“Let’s now hope David and Stephen both play well tomorrow and are picked to play in the opening Test against New Zealand at the Galpharm next week and come up against another of our new signings in Paul Whatuira!”