INJURED captain Ben Roarty will watch his final game as a Huddersfield player when the Giants entertain Wigan at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday (3.00).
The popular Australian back-row forward, pictured, today confirmed he will be leaving at the end of the season after being released by the club.
It brings the curtain down on a three-year spell at the Giants, which began with a try with his first touch of the ball in a 28-26 triumph over Halifax on June 8, 2003.
His final game was the 38-20 home defeat to Bradford on June 12 this year.
A neck injury suffered in training the following week brought a premature end to his season - and ultimately an end to his Giants career.
He is still waiting for the all-clear to resume his playing career - he visits a specialist again in three weeks - and he admits the injury is at the heart of his departure.
"I would have loved to have stayed," admitted the 28-year-old.
"And I would like to think that if I hadn't got the injury there would still have been a place for me here.
"But with a question mark still hanging over my fitness, it was always going to be difficult. I fully understand and respect the decision the club has made.
"I've had a fantastic time here. I've been with some great players, coaches and spectators and I've no doubt the Giants will continue to go from strength to strength.
"When I look back on my time here, I know I'll be able to look back very fondly on many happy memories.
"To be made captain filled me with pride, and I'll never forget the experience of playing in the Challenge Cup semi-final last season.
"My one big hope now is to see the boys turn it on against Wigan on Sunday. That would be a great lasting memory for me."