LEROY Cudjoe will make his Giants’ Super League XIV bow at Bradford tomorrow (8.00) – in the centres.
And New Zealand Test hooker David Faiumu will also make a first competitive start after missing the first two rounds of the season on compassionate grounds.
The 20-year-old Cudjoe takes over from Michael Lawence, who misses the Odsal clash after suffering a bout of concussion against St Helens, while Faiumu steps in for Shaun Lunt, who is struggling to overcome a back strain.
It will be an interesting test for Cudjoe, whose chances of playing at full-back are severely restricted because of the arrival of new Giants skipper Brett Hodgson.
But coach Nathan Brown is confident Cudjoe can rise to the occasion.
“Leroy knows this is his chance to get a spot,” said Brown.
“He knows it’s going to be pretty difficult to play full-back with Brett around, so he’s trained hard during pre-season in the centres, and he gets his reward this week.
“He’s probably trained half the season in the centres and I’m sure he’ll handle this test very well.
“Like Michael who he’s replacing, he’s got a lot of talent and could have a great future in the game.
“Challenges like this are what he needs.”