Rankin ready to make his mark

Jordan Rankin says he’s looking forward to making his debut for Huddersfield and hopes to be in the squad against Salford on Sunday.

Rankin joined the Giants from the NRL’s Wests Tigers earlier in June after discussing a possible move with Rick Stone over the previous few weeks.

“I know Rick pretty well from his time at Newcastle Knights – he coached against me a couple of times and he coached at the local junior team that I was playing at when I was a young kid,” he told the club’s official website.

“He’s a very good bloke and I’m looking forward to working with him and the rest of the coaching staff.

“Obviously having played in Super League before with Hull FC I’ve played against the Giants, so I know what a quality side they are. There’s still a fair few players here from back when I was playing in 2014/15 with Hull.”

The Giants head into the game against Salford on the back of a four game winning run and there will be plenty of betvictor.com opportunities available ahead of the fixture.

Rankin says he’s eager to be in the starting line-up alongside a few familiar faces.

“It’s really exciting especially with the Aussie contingent in the squad, also with players like Danny Brough and Leroy Cudjoe, we have a strong team and I’m looking forward to this next stage of my career.

“I’m looking forward to getting into training this week and I’ve put my hand up for selection this Sunday against Salford, so I’ll do my best to do whatever it takes to get onto the field on Sunday and be playing through the final stages of the season.

“I’ve played against Jakey Mamo, Shannon Wakeman and Ryan Hinchcliffe a few times and have had to deal with playing against players like Broughy from previous years and I’ve enjoyed meeting them all as my teammates.

“Now I’m hoping to be able to play on Sunday – I know we’ve got a few injuries from games over the past few weeks, so hopefully I’ll get some game time this weekend.”

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