BRADFORD assistant coach Lee St Hilaire is delighted former club Huddersfield have become a top Super League club.
But he still believes the Bulls have what it takes to topple the Giants in Sunday’s West Yorkshire derby at Odsal (3.00).
St Hilaire spent the Giants’ early Super League years as a member of the club’s coaching staff when they found the going tough.
But in the time he has been away, the former Fartown hooker has seen his hometown club go from strength to strength, and he knows that means they’ll be a tough nut to crack this weekend.
“They are a quality outfit without doubt, with some very good players,” said St Hilaire.
“Nathan Brown and Paul Anderson have done a great job and Ken Davy has played his part as well.
“And they have quality right across the field. They have moved players around this season and they play very direct.
“They have some big go-forward players like Crabtree, Fa'alogo and O'Donnell.
“On the back of that, you have to contain Brough and Robinson – and we haven’t even started talking about the edges where they have players like Cudjoe, Wardle and George all playing very well!
“But we’re looking forward to the challenge they present.
“We’ve built some momentum and the squad is very tight-knit, and I’m sure we’ll present a challenge to them as well.
“If we play how we can we can do the job.
“On the field we are pretty good at the moment.
“We’ve built some great momentum, we were very competitive at Hull, we won at home against Leeds and away at Widnes.
“To get four points from the Easter fixtures was tremendous for us.”