DAVID HODGSON wants to play outside fellow new Giants signing Paul Whatuira.
The Great Britain winger has admitted he was bitterly disappointed to be left out of the Lions side that beat New Zealand 20-14 in the opening Gillette Fusion Test at the Galpharm on Saturday.
But Hodgson felt the blow was softened by the way new teammate and potential centre partner Whatuira had played for the Kiwis.
And he is desperate for Giants boss Jon Sharp to let them link up out wide in Super League XIII.
“Fatz looked a class act, and was definitely one of New Zealand’s best players in the opening Test,” said Hodgson.
“I knew he was a good player and that was certainly reinforced with his performance last weekend.
“I’ve been excited from the moment I signed for Huddersfield and that excitement has grown after seeing exactly what Fatz can do.
“I think any winger would like to play outside him, because he’s one of the best centres in the game. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long to find out in Super League.”
Hodgson was last week named in Tony Smith’s initial 20-man squad for the Galpharm Test, but missed the final cut – something he hopes won’t happen at Hull this Saturday.
“The boys all played well last weekend, so I can’t see there being too many changes,” he added.
“It’s just a case of me training hard and seeing what happens.
“I was disappointed to miss out at Huddersfield, but it’s still awesome being a part of the GB set-up.”