Murphy not preparing to underestimate Catalans

Huddersfield Giants winger Aaron Murphy knows they cannot underestimate Catalans Dragons away form when the two teams meet at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Sunday (1.00pm) at Magic Weekend.

The Dragons have picked up one win on their travels in 2015 and are only two points behind the Giants who sit in sixth place in the league table.

Murphy, who is in his fourth season with Huddersfield, is fully aware that the Magic Weekend provides no advantage to either team.

“They had a great performance last week against Wigan. I don’t think they’ll be too concerned about their away form, there’s no home advantage for any side,” said Murphy.

“We know that on their day they can turn up and beat anyone so we’re not going to be taking them lightly.”

The Giants overcame a disappointing start to the 2015 campaign and are now unbeaten in their last five First Utility Super League games. A run which began against the Dragons at the John Smith’s Stadium last month.

Murphy, who leads the way for the Giants with nine tries, can’t wait to take part in another Magic Weekend.

“I always look forward to Magic Weekend, it’s something out of the norm to play at a different ground rather than your home ground or at another Super League stadium.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play at all of the stadiums the Magic Weekend has been held at and there’s been some big grounds. St James’ Park is going to be amazing with the record number of fans I’ve heard are going.”