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Finch confident ahead of Rhinos clash

Luke Murray 31/03/2011 02:32:51 PM Comments (0)

Brett Finch admits his Wigan debut didn't go anywhere near to plan - but the former Melbourne Storm star has promised the English Super League will soon see the best of him.

The halfback was thrown in the deep end against Warrington last Friday for his first game in eight months following neck surgery.

Finch, who has also had spells with Canberra, Sydney Roosters and Parramatta, scored the champions' only try but was unable to prevent the Wolves running out convincing 24-6 winners.

Next up for Finch and the Warriors is a trip to Leeds Rhinos, who they took the title off last season, and the 29-year-old can't wait to get back in action.

"I was a little bit off the pace after not having played for a while and I expected to be off my game a bit but I can't remember a game I played as bad as that," said Finch.

"It wasn't what me or the team wanted but it's a good thing that I've got that game under my belt and we've got another huge match to look forward to so soon.

"I didn't achieve my own expectations and wanted to make an immediate impression but I know the areas where I need to improve on and that's what I'm working hard on.

"I'm excited about my time ahead at the club and showing the fans what I can do here.

"It will take time to get my timings right with the rest of the players and learn their strengths and weaknesses but I will throw myself into it as much as I can."

High-flying Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown has thanked new-boy Luke O'Donnell for setting the tone for the Giants' season following his arrival from North Queensland.

Ex-St George Illawarra coach Brown has seen O'Donnell play a huge role in their five wins from seven with the former NSW Origin second-rower topping the tackle charts.

He has also been key in attack and, ahead of the home clash with struggling Wakefield, Brown said: "We brought him here for a reason, and he is doing everything we could have hoped at this stage --he's been fantastic.

"He's making a very valuable contribution, both on and off the field, to what has been a solid start to the season."

And former Parramatta forward Justin Morgan has called on his Hull KR side to stand up and be counted when they make the trip to St Helens.

The Robins have struggled this season despite the high-profile arrival of Willie Mason with the absence of key Australian trio Clint Newton, Michael Dobson and Mick Vella hitting them hard.

"It takes time to adjust when you are used to playing every week with Dobson, Newton and Vella," said Morgan,

"Our rotation has been a bit forced. We are still finalising what our best rotation is. A lot of those rotations have been forced rather than out of choice.

"Confidence is always there, it's just in what degree. Sometimes you have a huge amount of it and sometimes you don't have as much of it but we've got to respond."

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