GIANTS star Rod Jensen has been quick to show his new fans just how he earned his nickname of ‘Rocket’ and Huddersfield coach Jon Sharp is delighted.
Jensen raced the length of the field to score one of the Giants five tries in their 34-22 victory at Warrington Wolves on Friday and Sharp was purring with satisfaction over his acquisition from North Queensland Cowboys.
“Rod gives us a long range threat that we have not really had over the past four years,” said Sharp.
“He has now scored three long range tries in our last four games and he has been a great buy for us.
“We are really excited about what he can do and he is improving all the time as well. I still believe that he can be an even better player than he already is.”
And Sharp felt that the Giants had a duty to try and get more out of the Rocket.
“We would like to try and get him more involved if we can, we could really do with getting him a few more carries if we can,” he added. “But you can see why I have been tracking him for the best part of three years and now I have got my man I can tell you I’m not disappointed.
“He is a fantastic player and he certainly deserved his winger of the month accolade he received for August.”
The Giants next opponents Wakefield Trinity, who they meet at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday (4.00), slipped in their push for the play-offs as they were beaten 38-20 at Catalan Dragons on Saturday night.
Salford’s fate was settled yesterday as Hull KR ensured Super League survival with a 42-6 victory at neighbours Hull FC – sending the City Reds down into the National League.
There was no change at the top of the table as Bradford Bulls drew 16-16 with Leeds Rhinos.