Ryan Hinchcliffe landed in England this week, with the new Huddersfield Giants star eager to get stuck in with his new teammates.
The 31-year-old hooker, who has enjoyed a career an illustrious career with Melbourne Storm, has joined the Giants on a three-year deal.
He made his first visit to his new club this week, and the Australian admitted he can’t wait to get going.
“I’ve had a good break now and my body is ready to get back into some training and getting to know the group. I’m looking forward to getting in and doing a bit of hard work.
“We looked at this move as an opportunity to come to the other side of the world and experience the new culture and play rugby which is a game I love playing. The experience is not just for myself but for my family as well. We looking forward to getting to know people and experience the good hospitality of Northern England.
“It’s good to finally arrive, meet the boys and all the coaching staff. Everyone has been very accommodating. It’s so far so good, the weather’s a bit mixed but when you move over here that’s what you expect.”
“We all play this game because we love it and I’m no different and I look forward to putting the jersey on and getting out there with the boys and ripping in.”