RICHARD KNIGHT grabbed four stunning tries as the Giants held off late London Broncos resistance to secure a 48-38 First Division Junior Academy triumph.
The powerful centre was at times unstoppable and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion of playing in the first Super League curtain-raiser to be staged at Griffin Park.
And it was a good job Knight was in such destructive form.
Although the Giants clearly had more rugby league ability, they simply couldn't shake off their hosts and were grateful for Knight's four-try haul, with his final effort coming in the 77th-minute to seal the outcome.
But in the opening 25 minutes there was little to suggest the game would be so tense.
By that stage the visitors were 28-6 ahead and looking odds-on to rattle up a cricket score.
Two tries inside the opening 10 minutes through Knight and Symon Sutherland, the second of which was converted by Thomas Hemingway, set the Giants on their way.
London hit back with a try of their own, but with Marcus George, Jason Southwell and Simon George all racing over for converted tries, Huddersfield looked to have built up a commanding advantage.
And even though the Broncos responded with two tries of their own to cut the deficit to 28-16, Knight's second score on the stroke of half-time meant the Giants held a 16-point interval lead.
But three times in the second half London reduced the deficit to six points, with Huddersfield grateful for further tries from Knight, who doubled his tally, and Southwell, and the excellent goalkicking of Hemingway, who landed a number of magnificent touchline conversions.
The win was also an excellent way for Luke George and Chris Lawson to mark their debuts.