PAUL SCULTHORPE has set his sights on making a successful comeback at the Giants.
The St Helens captain admits he is hungrier than ever as he seeks a return to action at the start of next season after a series of knee injuries.
In September, the 29-year-old was ruled out for six months with the latest in a long series of knee problems and missed the Tri-Nations for a second time.
His last major run-out was in Saints' Powergen Challenge Cup final triumph over the Giants at Twickenham in August.
And he has targeted another game against Huddersfield - the Super League XII opener at the Galpharm on Sunday, February 4 (7.05) - as the game to re-launch his career.
"I've had a stop-start 18 months, but hopefully it's cured and I'll be back for the first game," he said.
"Having not played much has refreshed me. My appetite's never been as high."
St Helens will, of course, begin the defence of their Super League crown as the BBC Sports Team of the Year award, with Daniel Anderson the BBC's Coach of the Year.
The winners of the Challenge Cup, Super League and Grand Final collected their award before a VIP audience at the Birmingham NEC, watched by a live TV audience of millions.
Saints beat the European Ryder Cup team and Sussex County Cricket Club to clinch the award, which was decided by a public vote by Radio Five Live listeners.
Speaking of the team award, Sculthorpe said: "We're extremely proud to win the award and want to thank all the fans who voted for us.
"It's been a tough but very rewarding season and we're looking forward towards defending our record next year."
Saints chairman Eamonn McManus said: "Winning the award is a great fillip for the game itself.
"The whole game and all supporters of the game benefit from this, not just Saints, because it is rare that rugby league gets the national recognition which we all know it deserves.
"The award is also due recognition of the fantastic achievements of a team which will go down in history as one of the greatest ever.
"It was a proud moment for everyone involved with the club to see us officially recognised as the country's highest sporting achievers of 2006."