Ian Watson gives update on Tui Lolohea and Chris Hill as Huddersfield Giants prepare for big end of season push

After a brilliant Magic Weekend win over Salford, Huddersfield hit a bit of a rough patch for the first time this season as they lost to St Helens – who were down to 12 men – and Catalans in back-to-back games.

A large part of this was down to other injuries mounting up with the likes of Jermaine McGillvary and Tui Lolohea being lost to injury.

The Giants got back on track yesterday as they fought back from 22-14 down to defeat Warrington 32-22 thanks to tries from Innes Senior, Will Pryce and Owen Trout at the end of the game.

Though it was very nearly a bad day at the office for the Giants who trailed by eight points at three intervals in the game as they missed certainly what Lolohea brings them.

After the game, coach Ian Watson gave an update on Lolohea as well as another key man in Chris Hill who has been absent since the Challenge Cup Final defeat to Wigan.

“They’re not too far away,” Watson said, “The remit we spoke to the physios about was get those players back and they stay fit. They’re big players for us and what we don’t want is them to come in, play one week and then be broken and they can’t play the week after.”

When asked if any players could be back in time for next week’s game against Hull FC, Watson said: “Off the top of my head I’m not too sure. Tui might be close but we’ll see where he gets to. He’s started running, Chris Hill has started running too but it’ll be too early for him but Tui could be there or thereabouts.”

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