The Giants beat St Helens 48-20 at St James’ Park to record a big win at Magic Weekend.
“It couldn’t have gone any better and I really enjoyed myself out there with the crowd and everything,” Ikahihifo told the club website.
“To be honest, I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I got out there and what role I’d be playing but the boys were great and helped me to relax before the game.
“They just told me to go out there and play my natural game and that’s always been to run hard and tackle hard, so I was pretty happy with the way I went.
“It’s definitely something for me to build on.”
The 25-year old admitted Super League was more demanding than the NSW Cup.
“I have been playing in the New South Wales Cup but it is more demanding and much faster over here,” he said.
“At the back end of the game I found my lungs a bit, so I just need to get used to the game over here but I really enjoyed myself.
“I just wanted to put my best foot forward for the team and the boys were really great at helping me and giving me the ball so I could go out there and do what I wanted to do.”