FIRED-UP Brandon Costin is hoping his injury nightmare is finally behind him and that he can lead the Giants into the Super League play-offs for the first time.
The 30-year-old Australian playmaker will line up at Castleford Tigers on Sunday (3.30) having emerged from last week's win over Widnes Vikings injury-free.
That is an achievement in itself, with long-standing back and hamstring problems having plagued him for much of the season.
But he is now hoping to enjoy a trouble-free run to the end of the season, with a play-off spot at the end of it.
"Our destiny is in our own hands, and if we keep on picking up the wins there's no way the chasing pack can deny us a play-off spot," said Costin, who was again an inspiration as the Giants beat Widnes 26-20.
"And I just hope I can play as active a role as possible in that process.
"I'm desperate to be involved as much as I can.
"I felt tired at the end of the Widnes game, but the injuries that have cursed me stood up fine and I'm looking forward to playing again on Sunday."
Costin and the Giants should be too strong for a Castleford side firmly rooted to the foot of the table with just one win from their 18 top-flight clashes.
But the goalkicking ace is taking nothing for granted.
"It's an old cliche, but it is a case of watching out for the wounded Tiger!" he added.
"Castleford still have a lot of quality in their side and will be desperate to beat us.
"But we don't want to be the second side to lose to them this season."