NEWCASTLE Falcons centre Stephen Jones will spend the next two weeks training full-time with the Giants in a bid to earn a Super League contract.
The 21-year-old will link up with Huddersfield for Sunday's big opening home Super League X clash against Hull (3.00).
He will be involved behind the scenes as the Giants look to build on Saturday's superb 30-12 opening win at Leigh Centurions.
And he will then stay on and attempt to prove to Giants head coach Jon Sharp that he deserves to be added to this year's senior squad.
Jones caught the eye in a tryscoring display for the Under 21s in the pre-season game at Halifax in January.
That was only the third full game of rugby league played by the former England Under 19 and Scotland Under 21 rugby union international, who has made three appearances for Newcastle Falcons in the Zurich Premiership.
But he also had a run-out for the Giants' Senior Academy in the behind-closed-doors game against the first team two weeks ago, and Sharp believes he deserves the respect of a longer look.
"Stephen looks like he may have some potential," said Sharp.
"His rugby league background is two games at university and one with our Under 21s at Halifax.
"But we were all impressed with the way he went at The Shay, and we were also impressed with his efforts against the first team the other week.
"He was hit hard a couple of times by Jimmy Evans, but he just got up and got on with it.
"His attitude is first-class, and if he shows in the next two weeks that he could bring something extra to the squad we may well act on it."
* Jon Sharp column - Page 36.