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I'm gutted to miss out at new Salford stadium
Nick Scruton column: After a weekend off last week due to the cup, we all can’t wait for tomorrow night’s game against Salford.
We all rested up this weekend and gave our bodies the break that they needed, so the boys are more ready than ever to get out on the field.
Salford are coming off the back of a strong performance against Warrington and I’m sure they’ll prove a tough test for us.
I’m gutted to be missing out as always but even more so when it’s at a new ground and I’ve heard from a lot of the boys from other clubs that Salford City Stadium is one of the best.
There’s been a lot of talk this week about the Giants coach Nathan Brown. He seems to have rustled a few feathers to say the least!
He’s been criticised for slating Steve Mac’s inclusion of Rangi Chase in the England squad, saying he shouldn’t be allowed in on residency grounds.
Rangi is a quality player but I must admit it would be good to see the likes of Lonny Lomax or our very own Luke Gale get a shot.
But Macca is the coach and he picks what he thinks is the best side and you’ve got to respect that.
I can’t believe we are already at the semi-final stage of the Challenge Cup!
The draw has once again tossed up two awesome ties, with Wigan versus Leeds and Warrington against Huddersfield.
All four of those teams are playing some pretty special rugby league at the moment and I’m sure they will be two closely-fought matches.
If I’m being honest I predict a Warrington v Wigan final but it will just be whoever turns up on the day.
Before I finish, my good friend Wayne Godwin broke his arm in the Salford game against Warrington and has had surgery on it last week.
I’m gutted for him to be missing out on more of the season but, to make matters even worse, it’s his hoovering arm that he has broken.
If you didn’t already know, Wags is a clean freak, so this will be absolutely killing him!
I’d just like to wish good old ‘Taurus’ a speedy recovery from all the boys.
I hope as many of you as possible can make it to the game tomorrow to cheer the lads on to another victory.
After a week off, I’m sure your voices will be louder than ever!