More to come from Tui Lolohea as Huddersfield Giants prepare for play-offs – | Rugby League Express

Tui Lolohea will be hoping for a massive three months as he aims to help Huddersfield Giants to a first major Super League final and shine for Tonga at the World Cup.

The 27-year-old, who represented New Zealand once (in the 26-12 loss to England in Hull in 2015) before moving to Tonga in time for the 2017 World Cup, when he helped the Mate Ma’a make the semi-final (they lost 20-18 to England in his hometown of Auckland), made his mark in his first burgundy and gold season since leaving Salford, visitors to the Giants in Saturday’s play-off.

Having made the Challenge Cup final, Huddersfield qualify for the play-offs for the first time since 2015.

Lolohea, who played for New Zealand Warriors and Wests Tigers before moving to the UK, first with Leeds, in 2019, caught the eye at the back after playing in the halves.

He’s still not sure what’s best for him, explaining, “It’s hard. At the moment I’m enjoying from the back, and if Watto (Ian Watson, who also coached him at Salford) wants me there, that’s fine.

“It’s been a regular year for me, but it’s a team game and it’s the other players who put me in good positions. They bring out the best in me.

“There is even more in me. It was my first year playing almost a full season as a fullback, and I’m still learning. »

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