PAUL REILLY is training harder than ever in a bid to make his final season at the Giants the best yet.
The Huddersfield-born full-back, 30, will retire at the end of Super League XII after spending 11 years with his hometown club.
Reilly is determined to go out with a bang and has already been working flat-out in pre-season to make sure he is in the peak of condition for the big opener at home to St Helens on Sunday, February 4.
He has now increased his workrate even more on the opening days of the Giants' training camp on the Algarve.
"This is my third trip to Portugal, and I know it'll probably be the hardest," said Reilly.
"But I'm happy with that. I know this will be the last time I'll be making the trip, so I want to put as much effort into it as possible.
"This week away is vitally important in our build-up to the new season, so Jon (Sharp) always expects the highest standards from us.
"And because the squad is now so strong, everyone knows they have to work at their best to make sure they don't miss out on playing in the opening game."
* Matthew Whittaker's latest Portugal diary - on Monday.