JOHN SKANDALIS is aiming to take Super League by storm!
The 30-year-old 6ft 4in, 16st 10lb prop has now jetted in from Australia to join the Giants on a two-year contract.
The move brings the curtain down on a successful decade at top Australian NRL club Wests Tigers, which culminated in a Grand Final triumph in 2005.
During that time he became the cornerstone of the Wests pack and was widely regarded as the best front-rower in the NRL never to have played for the Kangaroos.
And he has immediately set his sights on making as big an impact in the British game as he did Down Under.
"I'm coming to England now because I still feel I have a lot to offer," declared Skandalis, who was at the height of his powers when the Tigers beat North Queensland Cowboys in the Grand Final in front of 82,453 at the Telstra Stadium 16 months ago.
"I had the option of staying in Australia, but at the age of 30 I still feel I have a few good years ahead of me, and that's what I want to give the Giants.
"I've never gone into anything half-hearted, and I definitely don't want to start now. I want my time in Super League to be as successful as possible.
"I'm really excited about being here and I can't wait to get going with the rest of the boys."
That process started today, although he had the option of staying in Australia until after Christmas and not start pre-season until January 3, Skandalis was keen to get cracking as early as possible.
"It's a bit cold here - it was 38 degrees in Sydney when we left! - but I thought it was better to get the family settled in over here ahead of Christmas," he added.
"And I'm very keen to get to meet my new teammates and knuckle down to some tough work."
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