Halifax became the first team to beat Leigh in a league fixture this year when they triumphed last week, but remarkably it was only Halifax’s third win of the season.
Now the pressure is on coach Matt Calland to show that result was no fluke with another decent performance against Hunslet.
Hawks coach Paul March has urged his side to prove they are not “dead and buried” after last week’s 34-12 defeat against Batley.
But March is remaining upbeat, and victory on Thursday could see Hunslet leap above Halifax into seventh place in the Co-operative Championship.
March said: “We were committed for 70 minutes against Batley, but the last 10 minutes took its toll.
“For the first 40 minutes we were very good defensively and with the ball in hand.”
He added: “There was effort all across the park. Hopefully against Halifax we can come out with our backs against the wall and show everybody that we’re not dead and buried.”