New signing Jack Hughes is aiming to waste little timing showing the Huddersfield Giants exactly what he has to offer.
The 22-year-old England Knights back-row forward has joined Huddersfield from Wigan on a season-long loan deal, with Larne Patrick moving in the opposite direction.
And with top Wigan Academy product Hughes battling with current England Four Nations back-rowers Liam Farrell, Sean O’Loughlin and Joel Tomkins, as well as John Bateman, for a place in the Wigan pack, he jumped at the chance of joining at the Giants.
“Last year was really frustrating,” said Hughes.
“I want to be playing week in, week out, and because of the players we have in my position at Wigan, that wasn’t the case.
“So when this chance came to come to the Giants I didn’t have to think twice.
“Obviously, I know I can’t be guaranteed to be playing 80 minutes every week, but Paul Anderson has told me if I play well then I’ll give myself a chance. I can’t ask for any more than that.
“As a result, I see this as a golden opportunity to prove myself regularly at a top Super League club and, hopefully, do what I can to bring more success to the club.”