Huddersfield Giants took part in an opposed training session against Halifax as part of their pre-season preparations on Saturday.
The two clubs braved difficult conditions to go against one another ahead of the big kick-off.
It was an early chance for Huddersfield’s marquee signing Aidan Sezer (pictured) to acclimatise to his new surroundings in what will have no doubt been an eye-opening experience for the 28-year-old.
The Giants will partner up with Halifax on dual-registration terms next season and this was the latest step towards the two clubs strengthening their relationship.
Meanwhile, the club’s Head of Performance Ollie Richardson has revealed the Giants have put more focus on skill work in this pre-season.
“I think it is fair to say we have targeted our core skills,” he told the club’s official website.
“Speed of movement and work capacity (are two areas) we’ve worked a little more than last year. I am adamant that the best teams in any sport are not doing anything particularly special, but they are always doing the basics better than anyone else. That is where I would like us to get to this pre-season.”