It was the relative calm before the storm.
The initial testing work has been punishing.
But Huddersfield chief Paul Anderson has made it clear it’ll be nothing compared to what they’re about to face.
“When the boys met up for testing, there was a fair bit of giddiness,” said Anderson.
“That was good to see because it showed how well the boys get on as a group. But they knew we’d waste very little time getting that giddiness out of them!
“We’ve worked them hard over the past couple of days, but it’s now stepping up considerably.
“For the next ‘three days of hell’, they’ll be working like fully-fledged soldiers.
“They’ll be cut off from the outside world, taking part in a number of demanding exercises and suffering severe sleep deprivation.
“As far as team bonding exercises go, this will be the ultimate.”
Giants have re-signed with leading kit manufacturer Kooga, agreeing the rights to supply all Giants playing kit, replicas and training wear for a further three seasons.
The Manchester-based company have supplied the club for the last six years and the deal represents a record level of investment into the Giants and comes on the back of the club’s best retail performance in the Super League era.
Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “We went out into the marketplace for kit manufacturers and had a plethora of offers and tenders to look at from suppliers.
“At the end of the process the recommendation to continue with Kooga was an easy decision to reach as they comfortably presented the best case for the club.
“They have increased their investment in us to record levels and all here look forward to a successful continuation of our partnership.“
Andrew Ronnie, Kooga’s managing director, added: “We are delighted to be continuing the successful partnership we have built with Huddersfield Giants over the past six years, who have great credibility and similar values to ourselves.”