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Ta'ai up for Giants challenge

Huddersfield's new signing Ukuma Ta'ai is confident he can make a positive impact in Super League.

The New Zealand international missed the start of the season after being delayed by red tape, but arrived in England earlier this week.

Ta'ai may have to wait to make his debut, with coach Paul Anderson set to stick with the team that pulled off a stunning 40-4 victory over Saints for Sunday's home game against London Broncos.

However, he believes that when he is given a chance, he can quickly make a name for himself.

"I have seen the highlights from the Saints game," said Ta'ai, who has joined Huddersfield on a three-year contract from New Zealand Warriors.

"It was a good start by the boys and I think it is a good sign for the club. It is perfect for me because I like to play hard and physical.

"People don't really know me because I have come from another country so hopefully I can shock a few people."

Ta'ai revealed he has been taken under the wing of David Faiumu as he attempts to get up to speed with his new teammates.

Huddersfield utility forward Faiumu has been helping Ta'ai settle into his new home and the Pacific Islander is raring to go after training with the club for the first time.

"I'm so excited that I am finally here with my family and I can't wait to play with the boys," said Ta'ai.