LUKE ROBINSON says it will be a massive honour to lead out the Giants in Sunday’s Super League derby clash against Wakefield at the Galpharm.
Robinson and David Faiumu will take joint charge of the team in the absence of Kevin Brown, who will sit out the game to enable him to recover fully from a couple of slight knocks.
Brown’s absence also means Robinson is set to switch from hooker to partner former Wakefield star Danny Brough at half-back.
And the fit-again England Four Nations hero, who has played the last two games after recovering from shoulder and elbow surgery, can’t wait!
“Sunday is going to be a massive honour and a privilege,” said the 26-year-old.
“Kev’s proving a great captain and has slotted into the role with ease, and I’d like to think Fuey and myself won’t let him down.
“We give him support all the time, on and off the field, but Sunday is going to be a totally different matter.
“This will be the first time I’ve captained a side at Super League level. I’ve led out teams in the Academy and Alliance, but this is clearly something else.
“Every time I think about it, I feel really excited and extremely proud. It’s going to be a very special day.
“I just hope Fuey and myself can lead us to victory.”
But Robinson knows a win over the Wildcats can’t be taken for granted.
“All the talk this week has been about treating Wakefield with the utmost respect,” he added.
“Everyone associated with rugby league knows the problems the club has been facing, but they still have this ability to come up with the wins against all the odds.
“(Wakefield coach) John Kear always seems to get his players up for games, and we know how much they’ll be looking forward to testing themselves against us.”