DEPARTING Giants star Jamie Bloem is planning to finish the Super League season with a bang - starting with tonight's Shay showdown against former club Halifax (7.45).
The South African skipper will leave Huddersfield at the end of the campaign after failing to secure a new McAlpine contract.
It's a decision that has upset the 32-year-old, who was desperate to land a new deal.
But he is ready to put his personal disappointment behind him and let his rugby do the talking.
"It was a bit of a kick in the teeth to find the club didn't want me," he admitted.
"That's because this has been one of the best years I've had in my career. I've loved every single minute of being a Huddersfield Giant.
"But I understand players have to leave in order to bring new ones in, and I'm paying that price for the first time.
"Yet if for some reason any of the club's potential targets fail to materialise, I'd gladly re-sign to help the cause if it was felt necessary.
"I believe I've still got two good years left in me, and I have at least got the rest of this season to prove that to everyone.
"With the way things stand right now, I've only got around half-a-dozen more Super League games to play in my career, so let's make them good uns!"
The first of those matches comes tonight against Halifax, the club Bloem served so well for five years.
And he admits it's crucial.
"I said at the start of the season the Giants could make the top six," added Bloem.
"For that to happen we must win our remaining six games, and we can do it.
"But all that matters right now is beating Fax."