Kaufusi reveals reasons for not extending Bulls stay

Huddersfield prop Antonio Kaufusi says he is prepared to work hard and be patient as he attempts to win back a regular spot in the Giants’ match-day 17.

The 29-year-old former Australian international joined Paul Anderson’s side from London Broncos last year but failed to make an impact in the first 10 games of the season.

He spent all of May on loan with the Bradford Bulls, impressing during his stay, but turned down an extension in an attempt to get back into Anderson’s plans.

“Paul has told me I need to bide my time to get back in the first team. so that’s what I’m doing,” Kaufusi told this week’s League Express.

“I’m just going to keep training hard and wait for my opportunity and then make the most of that chance when it comes along. And hopefully my time away will ultimately help.

“By going on loan I was showing Paul I was keen to do whatever it took to get plenty of gametime for the Giants, because I was being restricted to 20 to 25 minutes per game at the start of the year.

“I got plenty of minutes under my belt at Bradford and I benefited from that.

“But I signed from London to play for Huddersfield and if I wasn’t training with that club I wasn’t going to be in their calculations for games, so that’s why I’ve come back.”

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