Hinchcliffe hails Mamo impact

Huddersfield hooker Ryan Hinchcliffe says the return to fitness of Jake Mamo has provided a real boost to the Giants.

Mamo, 22, joined the club from Newcastle Knights in the off-season but injury forced him to miss the first two months of the campaign before making his debut against Catalan in April.

The Giants gained revenge for a defeat on that day, by defeating the same opponents 18-10 at Magic Weekend on Sunday.

Hinchcliffe said: “He’s had an impact. He’s a real strike player for us. He’s everywhere on the field, a really busy player and super fit.

“He has an uncanny knack of popping up in the right place at the right time – he’s a real weapon for us and makes a difference so we’re glad to have him on board.”

Sunday’s win was only Huddersfield’s fourth of the Super League campaign, though two draws mean they now sit only two points off the top eight.

Hinchcliffe added: “We drew with Wigan and probably should have won, we drew with Saints, we had a kick to draw against Warrington; so we haven’t been too far away.

“Our position in the table doesn’t reflect a lot of our effort I don’t think and then you throw in we’ve had some injuries to some key personnel like other teams have.

“We still haven’t been good enough in a lot of our games, but I’m still confident we’ll get our players back on deck and win a few games.

“If you put two or three wins together you can jump back in to the top eight all of a sudden and things look a bit different.

“We need to put some wins on the board and start climbing our way back up.”

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