JASON CHAN is confident the Huddersfield Giants’ high-intensity training will reap major rewards in Super League XVIII.

The 28-year-old back-row forward (left) has admitted the pre-season programme under new head coach Paul Anderson is proving the most punishing he’s ever experienced.

However, having just completed his first full week’s training after jetting back into England following a month’s break in his native Australia, he is already feeling the benefits and the Papua New Guinea international knows he’s not alone, with the rest of his teammates also feeling the pain.

“There is a bit of difference to last year,” said Chan.

“We were told by Paul (Anderson) at the end of last season that we were going to be in for a very punishing pre-season.

“He’s lived up to that promise! We have a big side, so we’ve been doing a lot more contact and groundwork.

“The running has been tough, but so has everything.

“We jog from drill to drill, and we jog to go and get water, it’s just non-stop!

“But I’m sure working at that level of intensity will stand us in good stead for next season, because we know every game we play will be at maximum intensity. What we’re doing now is great preparation.

“We’ve obviously got a big squad, but we’re going to be fit, so it’s going well so far.”