By: Riley Pollock – 13.02.24

Well worth the wait.

Defender Robert Hudson made his Roughnecks debut in Week 11 after suffering an injury during camp but he made the most of it scoring his first two NLL goals on Saturday against Toronto.

“It was awesome to finally get out there with the team,” said Hudson. “It obviously sucked to get hurt in camp so it was nice to get out there. I just tried to not let (the injury) get to me and just take it one day at a time until I could get on the floor.”

The Oakville, Ont. product had plenty of supporters in attendance to see his pair of tallies.

“It’s always nice to play back home and it was awesome to get my first goal in front of friends and family,” he said.

The Riggers acquired Hudson in an offseason trade with Georgia and he says the success of his first game is due in large part to the people around him.

“I think my teammates just found me and helped me out,” he said. “I knew once I was able to get into a game I was going to make sure I was going to make an impact.”

Head coach Josh Sanderson was asked his thoughts on Hudson’s performance Saturday.

“I was very impressed with Huddy,” said Sanderson. “To come back from a tough injury and be ready like that he gave the team a huge boost.”

The Riggers will look to string two wins together when they host Halifax on Sunday at 5 p.m. TICKETS.

Hudson says the game plan is simple.

“We just have to play Roughneck lacrosse: fast, strong and physical.”

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