ROD JENSEN has been given the green light to play for the Giants in the Challenge Cup.
The 28-year-old Australian is still waiting to receive a visa so he can fly into England to take up his two-and-a-half year Super League deal.
All the necessary paperwork is expected to be completed in the next few days.
But while the Giants wait for their new man (pictured) to arrive, they are already preparing to register him in time to play in the Powergen Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Bradford Bulls at Odsal on Sunday week.
"It's still possible Rod could be available for Sunday's League game at Hull," said Giants football manager Stuart Sheard.
"If not, he should definitely be in the frame for the Bradford cup-tie.
"The only thing that's holding Rod up now is waiting to get his hands on his work permit.
"That's already been granted, and when he receives the actual document in the post, he will be able to go and get his visa straight away. He can then get on the first available plane to come and join us.
"In the meantime, we'll register him for the next round of the Challenge Cup.
"That's not going to be a problem, because the deadline isn't until next Monday and he obviously hasn't played for anyone else in the competition.
"There's nothing that prevents him being eligible for us."
As soon as the former North Queensland Cowboys ace arrives in Huddersfield, head coach Jon Sharp faces the tough task of finding him a place in the side.
But Jensen, who is known as Rocket, has admitted he would be happy to play in a number of positions.
"I play my best football at centre or loose-forward, but I've also played a bit at hooker," he said.
"The back row suits me later in each half, when the bigger fellas are tired.
"I like getting out on the fringes and I hope there's an opportunity there for me at Huddersfield.
"I really can't wait to see all of my new teammates for the first time."