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Wardle excited for “start of a new Giants”

Huddersfield back rower Joe Wardle insists his side are raring to go in 2020 after having some honest conversations in the off-season.

The Giants finished 10th last season, just two points above the relegated London Broncos.

And Wardle admits some heart-to-hearts at the end of the 2019 campaign were the first step as the club look to change their fortunes.

“Honestly, we were sick of being down the bottom of the table,” he said following Huddersfield’s 16-4 friendly win over Wakefield. “We all had a good talk at the end of last year – coaches, players, everybody, and decided that things need to change.

“(We said) basically everything we did wasn’t good enough, simple as that. If it was good enough, we wouldn’t be down in the relegation battle. So everyone’s bought into the change and this is hopefully the start of a new Giants.”

Part of that change involved the appointment of a new captain, in the shape of NRL Grand Finalist Aidan Sezer.

The Turkish international has been on British shores for little over a month but Wardle says his influence is already having an impact.

“His experience is one thing we’ve perhaps needed more of,” he added. “He’s a good general, a good talker and his kicking game is exceptional so he’s definitely sorting us out at the moment and getting us out of trouble when we need it.

“It’s great to have him and he’s a class act.”

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