JULIAN BAILEY returned from injury to score a try in the defeat against Warrington on Saturday and immediately revealed he will be quitting the Giants at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old Australian centre joined Huddersfield from Newcastle Knights in 2002 on a two-year contract.
But he has admitted that he made up his mind some time ago that he would be returning home to Australia at the end of the year.
And he is determined to make sure the decision guarantees he will finish the season with a bang.
"Both my fiance, Anna, and myself feel it's the right time to move back to Australia," said Bailey, who proved he has fully recovered from a fractured cheekbone he suffered at Salford six weeks ago by racing 60m to score a first-half try.
"We've really missed our families, and we're intending to get married when we return.
"Anna also needs to go back to Australia to complete her law studies after spening nthe last two years at Leeds University.
"It's going to be sad leaving Huddersfield and the club.
"It's really friendly and the people around the area are so friendly.
"But I hope no great fuss is made about my imminent departure.
"The most important thing that matters right now is for everyone to focus on our main objective - getting into the play-offs.
"I'm desperate to do whatever I can to make sure my time in England finishes on a massive high, and there's no better way of doing that than by securing a place in the semi-finals.
"Although it was obviously great to return to action with a try the other night, the fact we lost took the gloss off everything.
"Now what we have to do is regroup and make sure we don't dwell on this latest defeat.
"Securing a place in the top six is still in our own hands, and it's up to us to make sure we don't blow it.
"We have the quality to get right back on track, and we need to do it as quickly as possible."
* Bad weather forced the postponement of yesterday's Giants Family Cricket Match at Golcar CC for which organisers Ben Roarty and Mick Slicker would like to apologise.
But plans are already being made to find a new date.