AUSTRALIAN Test star Michael De Vere last night helped the Giants secure victory over Salford City Reds and declared: "The best is yet to come!"
The 28-year-old goalkicking centre marked his debut by setting up a try with his first touch in Super League and landed five goals from five attempts as the Giants notched up a thoroughly-deserved 26-12 triumph.
It was De Vere's first game since suffering a major knee injury eight months ago.
That didn't prevent him from making a massive impression as the Giants completed the perfect Easter following the 42-20 Good Friday win at Wakefield.
But while the Brisbane Broncos legend was relieved to get his first game under his belt, he admitted there is still room for improvement.
"I suppose the main emotion I'm feeling right now is one of relief that I've got through my first game fit and healthy," he revealed.
"The knee's feeling good and I've got through my first 80 minutes unscathed.
"But, as far as I'm concerned, all this first match has given me is something to build on.
"I know I need to make a lot of improvements, which I hope will come when I get my match fitness and get my timing back.
"I also know there's a lot more still to come from this team, it's improving all the time.
"Overall, I thought we produced a good team effort last night.
"But we made it hard for ourselves at times by making some errors and giving away silly penalties.
"We'll be working to put that right, starting today in readiness for the Challenge Cup game against St Helens on Sunday."
De Vere obviously took over the goalkicking duties from Chris Thorman, who landed nine out of nine at Wakefield.
But even though the stand-off has been kicking so well, the Australian was determined to take over immediately.
"Chris has done a great job for the team in my absence," added De Vere.
"But one of my duties is goalkicking and that's what I intend to do.
"I've always enjoyed the role and last night was a good start."