PROUD coach Jon Sharp watched his side beat Warrington Wolves in front of the Giants' biggest opening home crowd for eight years and declared: "The best is yet to come!"
A total of 8,104 fans - the highest opening-day stadium attendance since 12,417 saw Bradford Bulls win 38-6 in 1998 - watched the Giants open their home Super League XI account with a thrilling 26-20 triumph.
But Huddersfield were forced to win the hard way, having to fight back from an early 10-0 deficit to triumph.
However, the fact that the Giants were able to secure the win despite making such a shaky start is something Sharp believes bodes well for the future and Friday's trip to face Wigan Warriors at the JJB Stadium (8.00).
"The start to the game was obviously something we hadn't planned!" admitted the Great Britain assistant coach.
"But the way we fought back after conceding two tries inside the opening seven minutes shows how much character there is in this side.
"After we scored our first try, the confidence in the team grew and we began to dominate.
"We started to show what we are capable of doing, both in attack and defence.
"Once we sorted a few things out, our defence again looked strong, like it did at Leeds the week before, and we began to look more dangerous on attack.
"In the end, it was a pretty good effort, it was a hard-fought win.
"And it was good that we were able to give the fans something to cheer.
"They came out in their numbers and their support was absolutely magnificent.
"I know the boys really did appreciate it.
"But I'm also sure the supporters could see there is still an awful lot more to come from this team with the way we battle all through.
"The signs from our first two matches are very encouraging."