NEW signing John Skandalis will become the first Giants player to taste international action this autumn.
The powerful 30-year-old prop, who is moving to Huddersfield from leading Australian NRL side Wests Tigers, will lead out Greece against Fiji A at Oki Jubilee Oval on Saturday.
It will be the first time Skandalis will have played at international level.
He was expected to make his debut for Greece against Italy in 2003, but was pulled out of the squad after being named in the Australian Kangaroos train-on squad.
Skandalis, left, missed out on getting the final squad call and will make up for that disappointment when he runs out wearing the Greek jersey as captain this weekend.
"It is an honour to be given the opportunity to represent my heritage," said Skandalis. "To play for Greece and be captain is something I will treasure.
"I never dreamt I would be playing rugby league for Greece, but it is a credit to everyone at the Greek Rugby League for getting this venture off the ground."
Skandalis is one of five Giants players preparing for international action.
Winger Martin Aspinwall is in the Great Britain squad for the Tri-Nations series in Australia.
He could be joined in the Lions' squad by back-rower Stephen Wild, who is in the GB stand-by squad.
If Wild doesn't get the nod, he will be named in the England Federation Shield squad.
The English open their campaign against France at Headingley on Sunday, October 22, when prop Eorl Crabtree and stand-off Kevin Brown will be in action.
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