NATHAN MASON has come of age as a Super League player.
That’s the view of Giants coach Paul Anderson after watching the 22-year-old prop produce his best Huddersfield performance in Friday’s stunning 11-0 win over leaders Warrington Wolves.
The young front-row forward made his considerable presence felt during an excellent 25-minute spell off the bench.
And with fellow youngsters Jake Connor, Josh Johnson, Kruise Leeming and Oliver Roberts also showing up well on the night, Anderson couldn’t have been more encouraged by what he saw.
“There were so many positives to come out of this game,” said Anderson.
“Obviously, the win is the main thing. We clearly needed that.
“But this was like the Giants of old, with everyone contributing, not least the younger fellas.
“I thought Jake Connor, Josh Johnson, Kruise Leeming, Nathan Mason and Oli Roberts became men that night.
“And I also think that was the night Nathan Mason became a Super League player.
“Because of the injuries we picked up during the game and the re-shuffling we had to make, he only had a 25-minute cameo, but that 25 minutes was outstanding and he does deserve a tremendous amount of credit for that. I was delighted for him.”