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Super League coach confirms star player will be dropped

There has been a lot of talk about what is going wrong at Huddersfield Giants with plenty of questions asked of the attack.

The Giants are without organisers Olly Russell and Theo Fages which has let to Watson naming “three fullbacks” as he said in reference to Jake Connor, Will Pryce and Tui Lolohea.

However, with this not working, Watson has said they are going to drop one of the trio to create more balance.

Watson said: “We’ve had a good look at in training this week and we won’t be going with the three this week, you’ll see tomorrow how we’ll line up but we’ve been running with a couple of different things there.

“It’s just about what’s right for the team and what’s best for the team and at the moment I just feel like against Catalans they did the job we asked them to do and stuck to task and to plan.

“The Hull game they fell off it and the Hull KR game we were way off it. We were doing things that we don’t even talk about doing or that we practice to do.

“That looseness then cost us the game, especially when it was throwing it down like it was.

“We’ve had honest conversations as a team and the team will be what it will be tomorrow when it gets named.”

Asked definitively, ‘will one of the three miss out’ and Watson said, “Yep.”

So one of the three stars will be dropped, we shall have to wait and see who.

Could young halfback Kieran Rush be given his chance?

Watson said: “I wish a couple of Championship sides would have taken a chance on him really.

“What you saw in the World Cup was kind of a junior Kieran Rush, this pre-season he’s physically developed more and his improved in his contact.

“He played against New Zealand and Lebanon don’t forget and you can say that physically some of them got the better of him but that’s not been the case this preseason.

“He’s been getting his body up in front of the likes of Josh Jones, like Chris McQueen and handling them as well so he’s in a better position than he was at the World Cup.

“Kieran now is just waiting for his opportunity and when it comes he’s got to grasp it and take it from there but he’s a great kid, very similar in many ways to Oliver Russell in terms of how he plays the game.”

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