Hinchcliffe has experience of getting to finals and winning trophies in his native Australia with the Melbourne Storm in 2009, and he says that his new teammates have massively impressed him during his short time at the club thus far.
“I knew I was coming to a club on the rise, and that’s been reinforced to me during the three months I’ve been here,” Hinchliffe told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
“I’ve been impressed with the overall quality of the squad, and many of the players are good enough to play in the NRL, and play well. The younger fellas are also a talented bunch, as well.”
The ex-Melbourne and Canberra hooker is also of the belief that the Giants have what it takes to finally make it to the Grand Final and hopes a good start can give them a platform to build on.
“I know it’s far too early at this stage to say whether we’ll end up winning anything this season,” he said.
“We’ll probably have a bit more of an idea after the first few rounds. But I genuinely encouraged by what I’ve seen, and there’s no doubt we have the potential to go very well.”