IN-FORM Ryan Hudson remains confident he can earn an England World Cup call on the back of a late Giants’ charge into the Super League play-offs!
Although his Huddersfield side has slipped to second bottom of the League ladder and crashed out of the Challenge Cup at Hull KR last week, the Giants hooker has been in outstanding form.
The 28-year-old will again have a leading role to play as Huddersfield bid to gain revenge over Rovers at the Galpharm tomorrow (3.00) and begin a climb back up the top-flight table.
And Hudson sees no reason why that can’t be achieved and the Giants can start to put their recent disappointments firmly behind them.
“We know our time will come,” predicted the former Castleford captain.
“Even though the results have been going against us, we all know we’re not a bad side.
“The key is to just stick at it and work hard, because that will eventually bring the results, hopefully starting against Hull KR at home tomorrow.
“There’s no reason at all why we should go into the game lacking any confidence, because we firmly believe we beat ourselves last week. They couldn’t go through us, they just capitalised on our errors.
“So we know that if we cut out the errors, then we should have nothing to worry about. We have the quality, we just have to start realising our potential.
“And I can’t wait to get back out onto that field and prove to Hull KR that what they saw last week wasn’t the true Huddersfield Giants.
“As a group, we all know we’ve still got it in us to finish the year in the top six again, but we need to start picking up the wins again to make sure those hopes don’t begin to fade.”
Hudson added: “I’ve been happy with my own individual form, but I obviously won’t be 100% happy until we start winning again.
“To be honest, I feel as if I’ve been contributing more and more the longer the season has been progressing, and at this stage I haven’t ruled out the chance of being picked for England at the end of the year.
“I now feel I’m getting back to the level of form I showed four years ago when I was in the Great Britain frame.
“But at this stage, the priority is obviously getting us the wins, and I know my chances of playing in the World Cup in Australia will be far higher if we can have a strong second half of the season.
“I know it’s something we can do.”