FIT-AGAIN Giants star Stephen Wild is determined to build on his excellent comeback and vowed: “We want a third straight win tonight!”
The 28-year-old former Great Britain back-row forward marked his first game of 2010 with a rock-solid centre display as Leeds were beaten 26-20.
It was Wild’s first game since knee surgery, and having come through unscathed he’s aiming to star again in the Sky televised clash at Harlequins (5.45).
“The mood after beating Leeds has been fantastic, and I personally can’t wait to play again tonight,” said Wild, who was called up against the Rhinos because of the injuries to Brett Hodgson (ankle) and Paul Whatuira (hamstring).
“The original plan wasn’t for me to come back against Leeds, but with the way things went I’m glad I did!
“I can’t think of a better game to test out my knee and my general fitness than a game against the champions, and I couldn’t have been happier with the way it went.
“Obviously, I’ve been a bit sore, which is what I always expected, but the knee felt strong and my fitness felt good, and that’s given me a lot of confidence.”
Wild and the Giants are big favourites to win against the bottom club.
But Wild has made it clear his side won’t be taking anything for granted.
“The last thing we should do is take to the field tonight expecting to ‘nil’ Quins and rattle up 50 points in the process,” added Wild.
“Although they’ve been struggling, we still respect Harlequins as a side – they’ve still got some quality in their team despite their injury problems – and our aim is to build on our last two wins. That’s the focus.”