HUDDERSFIELD coach Mark Sowerby is braced for another full-blooded rugby union derby against YMCA.
His North I side had the edge in last Saturday's first festive clash at Laund Hill to take the honours 21-17.
The two big rivals go head-to-head again at Lockwood Park tomorrow (3.00), with Huddersfield expected to complete the double over their Yorkshire I visitors (two divisions below the hosts).
But after the way the YMCA performed six days ago, Sowerby admits his side can't afford to take anything for granted.
"There's no doubt they have earned our full respect with the way they played against us," said Sowerby, who turns out at No8.
"To be honest, they were better than I anticipated, so fair play to them.
"They were tenacious, got stuck in and, at times, rattled us.
"But in the end, I think our quality came through and we got the victory we deserved.
"I see no reason at all why tomorrow won't be just as tough, so we have prepared accordingly.
"It's still our intention to 'blood' some of our younger players, like we did last Saturday. That match certainly showed that Tom Ainsworth, for example, has a lot to offer.
"But we are also very conscious of putting in a good performance to give us some momentum going into our next league game the following week.
"For that reason, we aim to field a strong side at some stage of the match."