CHRIS THORMAN has been given the all clear to return to Giants action.
The 26-year-old skipper will lead his side at Bradford Bulls on Sunday (3.00) after tests confirmed he has recovered fully from a heavy knock to the head.
Thorman was forced off the field with concussion after a late challenge by St Helens' Jon Wilkin during Sunday's 18-10 opening-day defeat at the hands of the Super League champions.
Wilkin has since picked up a two-match ban for committing the offence.
And Thorman has already put the whole incident firmly behind him and is looking to lead the Giants to a first Super League victory over the Bulls.
"I felt fine by Tuesday, so I always thought I'd pass the head test," said Thorman.
"But it's always better to be safe than sorry, and it was still a bit of a relief to find out for definite I was OK.
"I now just want to put last Sunday behind me, get back on the field and help us beat the Bulls. And we honestly believe there was enough in our performance against Saints to prove we can do it."
Last night's Academy trial game at Leigh, meanwhile, was called off due to frost.
Giants staff are urging fans planning to go to Odsal on Sunday to buy their tickets in advance from the Galpharm.
Clubs are entitled to 10% commission on all away tickets sold at their club, so it's vital as many as possible book via the stadium to boost funds.
* There are still a limited number of tickets available on the Flyers coaches to Sunday's game. They are available at £7 from Tony Iredale Travel.