Huddersfield Giants have been a revelation in 2022.
From the disappointment of 2021, to the elation of 2022, Ian Watson’s men have been in a Challenge Cup Final and are in the top four of Super League.
They have even been able to do that without key halfback Theo Fages, who has had a niggling calf issue for a number of months.
However, Watson has revealed that the diminutive Frenchman should return for the Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in two weeks time.
“He’s looking good, touch wood,” Watson said.
“He’s out running on the field so he won’t be too far off but the physio wants to make sure when he comes back he stays back as he has picked up a number of those niggles this year.”
Huddersfield’s last game in Super League was a victory over Leeds Rhinos a fortnight ago, but Watson had to sit in the stands for that game after testing positive for Covid-19.
Now, he is fighting fit following that bizarre experience in the stands by himself.
“I’m alright now, I didn’t like sitting in the box in my own – it was different.
“It got to day six but I was still testing positive, but with the boys also having time off I didn’t want to pass anything on to the players as we hadn’t had a break all year.
“A few of the players thought it was different because they could hear me clearly as I was the only one in that stand.”
Huddersfield go up against Hull KR on Sunday afternoon with the game being broadcast on Sky Sports – and Watson will be very much on the sidelines rather than in the stand on his own.
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