STAR Giant Paul Reilly has been granted a testimonial.
The news comes just days after the popular Reilly produced a spectacular man-of-the-match display to help his hometown club beat Wigan 24-16 and earn a place in Super League's top six.
Reilly's benefit year will get under way on New Year's Day 2006.
And the 28-year-old former Moldgreen junior is hoping his testimonial comes on the back of his club's most successful Super League season.
"It would be fantastic if I could celebrate a testimonial after we had just reached the play-offs for the first time," said Reilly, who made his senior debut against Hull in the old Second Division at the Boulevard on July 21, 1996.
"Staying in the top six is something that is well within our grasp, particularly with the way things are going right now.
"We're pleased with the progress we're making, and we know there's still a great deal more to come.
"I'm loving it here at the moment, and this testimonial is the icing on the cake.
"To be honest, when I first signed for the club I never thought I would still be here 10 years later.
"It was just a great thrill to play for my hometown club.
"I thought then after my debut that anything else would be a bonus.
"But things have just got better and better, and I can't wait for next year to start."
Reilly followed up his Hull debut with his first home game against Widnes a week later.
Since then he has played 137 first-team games and in November last year was man-of-the-match as England beat Ireland in the European Nations Cup final.
Although Reilly is thinking about his testimonial year, he admits, however, that the priority right now is Sunday's trip to Bradford (3.00).
"It's another massive game," he said.