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Giants Report Back For Pre-Season

Huddersfield Giants meet up ahead of trip to Portugal on Saturday.

The full Huddersfield Giants squad will be reunited this morning for the first time in pre-season as they prepare to jet off to a warm weather training camp.

Paul Anderson is taking his men to Portugal ahead of their Super League opener against Wigan.

Twenty nine players will report back and the Huddersfield chief expects pre-season work will intensify when they head for a week of warm-weather training the following day.

England World Cup duo Leroy Cudjoe and Brett Ferres, along with club captain and Super League Man of Steel Danny Brough, are the last members of the senior Giants’ squad to report back for work as Huddersfield bid to defend their Super League Leaders’ Shield.

The only exception in the 29-man squad not to train fully is likely to be back-row forward Jacob Fairbank, who has had major shoulder surgery.

Anderson told the club's website: “One or two may have to miss some of the contact sessions, but we don’t think there should be any real problems at all while we’re out there.

“It’s going to be great having all 29 players back with us on Friday, and that means we’re really looking forward to putting in some quality team-structured stuff as soon as we get to Portugal.

“Because we’ve had so many players involved in the World Cup (nine) and a number of others in rehab following surgery, it’s meant a lot of the work we’ve done up to now has been individually based.

"It’s been working on catching, passing and improving defensive technique. That can now change, and I think the boys are looking forward to ripping in."

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