Blogs & Opinion


Stevo:

Most Popular Posts:

Opinion Archive:

Giants on the charge

Giants to win battle of the forwards

Stevo Posted 24th June 2010 view comments

It was a great fight back from Huddersfield in their last outing when it looked as though Hull would tear them apart. Great credit to Huddersfield to get out of that hole and that will certainly do their confidence a lot of good.

They seem to have got their co-ordination back with their forwards setting up a solid platform and then their halfbacks gelling well.

Brett Hodgson is in top form as is David Hodgson who has scored 19 tries this year, and we all know the qualities of Kevin Brown who will still be cock a hoop after making his England debut a few weeks ago.

David Hodgson: hoping to add to his try scoring tally

David Hodgson: hoping to add to his try scoring tally

They are certainly back to scoring tries which is very pleasing for coach Nathan Brown. The last few weeks they have not only not been scoring tries but have been shipping them as well.

Hull KR, well their biggest problem this year was been defence but Justin Morgan has sorted that out. They really rely on the quality of Ben Galea and Michael Dobson who were so impressive against quins last week. The battle between Luke Robinson and Dobson is going to be great to watch

This should be a real ding dong battle - both have got big forwards who will want to cause some damage. If there were any doubts about Hull KR, well their forwards have got a bit of age about them.

Stevo
Quotes of the week

LIVE ON SKY SPORTS
Huddersfield v Hull KR
7.30pm, Fri, Sky Sports HD1 & Sky Sports 1
Online with Sky Player
Click here to remote record

It is going to be a very close game and I think both coaches will be happy about where their teams are - mentally both teams have got their momentum going.

This should be a real ding dong battle - both have got big forwards who will want to cause some damage. If there were any doubts about Hull KR, well their forwards have got a bit of age about them. When they fire they are very good and are a match for anyone, but can they do it week in and week out? It is also vital that you reserve some energy when playing KR as they can be susceptible in the final quarter. Fitness really does tell at this time of year.

Star man: Michael Dobson: The Giants will win this if they can shut down Dobson. But that is not going to be easy. He is such a good player and always manages to give himself that extra bit of time and space that he needs.

Stevo says: I think it is going to be a very tough game but I will have to favour Huddersfield to have too much power in the final quarter.

back to top

Other Rugby League Experts:

Latest Posts in Rugby League:

Phil Clarke

It's Grand Final time!

Phil Clarke looks at previous finals between rivals Wigan and St Helens, but who does he think will win?...

Latest News RSS feeds

St Helens appoint Cunnningham

​Super League champions St Helens have appointed Keiron Cunnningham as their new head coach.

Wakefield sign winger Owen

Wakefield have completed the permanent signing of Castleford winger Richard Owen.

Saints face Dragons in opener

Super League champions St Helens will open the defence of their title against Catalans Dragons on February 6.

Hodgson eager for England call

Josh Hodgson is looking forward to a Four Nations campaign with England before kicking off his career in the NRL.

Ireland stun France in Dublin

Ireland made a winning start to the European Championship as they shocked favourites France 22-12 at Tallaght Stadium.

Features

Sky Sports will show more rugby league than ever before in the 2015 season

Sky Sports will show more rugby league than ever before in the 2015 season

Sky Sports will show more rugby league than ever before next year, with around 100 live matches from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship, Challenge Cup and World Club Series.

Sky Sports YouTube top five: Shocking rugby moments plus Boris Johnson

Sky Sports YouTube top five: Shocking rugby moments plus Boris Johnson

Our official YouTube channel is a great way to catch up with some of the best Sky Sports videos. From top highlights and big-name interviews to funny moments that showcase the lighter side of sport, here's what you've been clicking on in the last seven days...

Barrie v Terry: Our duo discuss their favourite - and funniest - moments of the season

Barrie v Terry: Our duo discuss their favourite - and funniest - moments of the season

The Super League has drawn to a close but don't worry, Barrie and Terry are still in the mood to talk rugby!