JAMAHL LOLESI is hoping the Giants will show they are a Super League side on the ‘up’ in Sunday’s clash at Hull FC (3.15).
Huddersfield returned to winning ways last weekend with the Carnegie Challenge Cup triumph at Halifax.
That came on the back of the Giants’ two disappointing home Super League defeats at the hands of Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
And Lolesi is hoping days like those can soon become a thing of the past.
“We were definitely smarting from those two losses, so it was good to get the win at Halifax,” said the powerful 27-year-old, pictured left.
“To be honest, I don’t think we’re that far off from being a good team, but it’s about time we started showing everyone.
“Having new people in key positions this season was always going to make it pretty tough, and I think we have to hold our hands up and admit it’s taken a little longer than we had wished for the new combinations to start to gel.
“But we do feel progress is being made, and that we’ll prove that at Hull on Sunday.
“It’s going to be a tough game – they all are – but we’ve produced some good performances over at the KC Stadium and have always been competitive.
“Let’s hope it’s the same again and we can start chalking up the Super League wins again.”
The Australian-born Lolesi admits last week’s Challenge Cup clash came as a welcome distraction and that doing well in the competition would be a massive thrill.
“When I was growing up in Australia I always enjoyed watching the challenge Cup final,” he added.
“I always thought it would be fantastic to play in one of them. There’s always massive crowds and you could always sense the excitement, even from back in Australia!
“We don’t have anything quite like the Challenge Cup back home, and I would love to reach the final, not just for myself but for the Giants. I’m sure it would give the club another massive boost.”
But Huddersfield could be on the verge of a big boost in the short term, with every hope Great Britain winger Martin Aspinwall will make a Super League return this weekend following nine months on the sidelines with a knee injury.