EXPERIENCED play-off campaigner David Faiumu knows the Giants have what it takes to make a big impact in the traditional end-of-season Super League shake-up.
The 29-year-old utility forward was in the North Queensland Cowboys side beaten by West Tigers in the 2005 Australian NRL Grand Final.
It was the first time the Cowboys had reached the final of the premier competition Down Under.
And Faiumu would love to be part of the first Giants side to reach a Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford – although for now he is focusing 100% on Sunday’s first play-off clash at Hull FC (6.00).
“A win on Sunday will be a massive boost for us and then we can take it into the following week, keeping that momentum up,” said Faiumu.
“We just need to lap that up and put in a big effort and I think we’ll be fine.
“Paul Anderson is doing well as our new head coach. All the boys are backing him and his ideas.
“I suppose only time will tell, but he’s got the confidence of all the boys and he is great to work with.
“And ‘confidence’ could hold the key to future success for us in the competition.
“Sunday’s great win over Leeds has created some good morale around the camp.
“It was good to see the boys execute some good plays and, defensively, we were quite sound for about 65 minutes.
“Overall, it was a good effort and a much-needed win., and we’re determined to build on that at Hull and go even further in the competition.”