Hill tired of taking back seat at club

Published date24 May 2024
Publication titleHuddersfield Daily Examiner
The veteran England prop, 36, makes a timely return against Leigh having been injured for more than two months

He was close to coming back in Sunday's 46-10 Challenge Cup semi-final hammering by former club Warrington.

Hill said: "I was 50/50 to make that.

But physios like to err on the side of caution.

"It was frustrating. But they probably save you from yourself. They have metrics in their head about how many metres you need to be running per week and hitting targets.

"I'd just not ticked off a few things so they were just a bit sceptical about me playing.

"I was ready to put my hand up but we had a full squad, near enough. If a few boys had gone down the week before or we'd got any suspensions I'd have put my hand up.

"It's risk and reward isn't it? If I'd played and we'd ended up winning, I might have got injured again and missed the final. Hindsight's a wonderful thing.

"I'm just ready to help the boys out now. I'm sick of sitting on the sidelines."

Hill has only played five games this term after suffering an Achilles issue in the 24-12 loss against Hull KR on March 16.

Huddersfield have struggled without his presence and experience up front.

They are desperately hoping to avoid a fifth straight defeat with increasing pressure on Ian Watson's side after missing out on Wembley in such a shambolic manner.

Hill admitted: "We had a good...

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