Brough ready to kick off Giants campaign against KR

Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough is looking forward to taking on Hull KR this Sunday in the David Hodgson Testimonial game at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Brough was compelled to withdraw from Scotland‘s final game of the European Championship, in need of rest, but he is fresh and fit to go now.

“I’m back fit. Hopefully pre-season has paid off,” he told Love Rugby League.

“I’m really looking forward to getting a game under our belt.

“We generally have good games against Hull KR. They’ve been pretty high scoring in the past.

“So hopefully it’s an entertaining game, and we put a few combinations together which can work for us this season.”

The Giants were frustrated again in 2015 in their bid for tangible success, reaching the semi-finals of the play-offs but coming up short again.

Whether they can conquer their demons, and become a winning team at last, is still something of a moot point for Brough.

“It’s probably one of those questions now where we’ll just have to wait and see,” he said.

“The league’s that tough now you can’t predict what’s going to happen.

“If you went round every club now at this time of the season, they’ll tell you they want to win the Challenge Cup and the league.

“I don’t think anybody is any different. So we’re just going to take it week by week and hopefully come up good at the end of the season.”

The Scotland star is also refusing to look any further ahead than the Giants’ opening foru fixtures, when they face St Helens away, Wigan and Widnes at home, before making the trip to Leeds to face the Rhinos.

“Apart from getting these friendlies out of the way, it’s all about the first four fixtures,” Brough said.

“And see where we are at the end of that.

“Last year we lost our first three on the trot and ended up in the top four!

“So we’ll hopefully get a better start than we did last year and try and progress in the table, and have a run.

“But we can’t look past those first four fixtures. We’ve got a tough start.

“If we get four to six points out of that, I think we’ll be reasonably happy.”

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