Lifting the League Leaders Shield has made Danny Brough even more determined to taste Super League Grand Final success.
The inspirational Giants captain has been at the heart of his side’s first top-of-the-table finish in 81 years.
Brough was handed the Super League Shield after the Giants’ 40-0 home win over Wakefield.
And the 30-year-old goal-kicking half-back has admitted that’s whet his appetite ahead of the start of next week’s play-off series and the countdown to Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 5.
“I was over the moon to lift that first piece of major silverware for Huddersfield in such a long time,” said Brough.
“I know how much it means to everyone at the club, and to Ken Davy in particular. I was probably more pleased for Ken than for myself.
“To be honest, the emotion I felt after we were handed the Shield was one of relief. We know it’s been in touching distance for us for a number of weeks, so there was a bit of fear going into the game that it could be taken away from us at such a late stage.
“Fortunately, that wasn’t the case, and we can now start to look ahead to winning the main prize.
“It was a fantastic feeling to lift the Shield, but I know how much better it would be to hold the Super League trophy aloft.
“After this first success I think it’s made everyone even more determined to finish the job off.
“You don’t get individual medals for winning the Shield, you only get them by winning the Grand Final.
“But because everyone in our squad has played such a big role in finishing top, I think everyone deserves to be rewarded.
“That will happen if we win at Old Trafford and we get the Super League Grand Final rings – the boys deserve it.”
The Giants have confirmed their opening play-off clash will take place at the John Smith’s Stadium next Thursday, which will be against the losers of tonight’s Wigan v Leeds game.