CHRIS THORMAN believes tomorrow’s game at Hull KR is vital to the Giants’ bid to mount a successful play-off campaign.
Although Huddersfield have already secured a first top-six finish in the club’s Super League history, the Giants captain still regards this contest as crucial.
And that’s not just because the result – as well as those from two fixtures taking place tonight (see Page 42) – could determine whether the Giants finish fourth, fifth or sixth.
“At the beginning of the season, one of the goals we set ourselves was to reach the play-offs,” said the goalkicking full-back.
“We’ve obviously done that and we’re happy about it.
“But we don’t intend to be there just to make up the numbers.
“Having come this far, we want to have a real crack at the play-offs, and we want to go into them on the back of a good performance at Hull KR tomorrow night.
“Our confidence right now is very good, and that could be seriously affected if we don’t play well in this weekend’s fixture.
“We know that if we can continue to play well, we’ll be in great shape for the start of the play-offs, and I can’t stress enough how important that will be.”
Giants fans, meanwhile, may have the chance to see new big centre signing Paul Whtuira in action this autumn after he was named in New Zealand coach Gary Kemble’s initial train-on squad for the tour of Britain.