WHAT a cracking way for the Giants to kick-off their Galpharm Super League XI campaign!
This match had it all, with fans taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotion.
The Huddersfield supporters in a highly encouraging crowd of 8,104 suffered as their side made an awful start to the contest and were 10-0 down after just seven minutes.
But then they were on the crest of a wave as they saw their heroes battle back to 10-10 at the break before edging 14-10 ahead within 12 minutes of the restart.
By the 66th-minute, the emotion had changed once again as the Wolves bit back to lead 16-14.
Fortunately, this agony was shortlived, with Chris Nero responding almost immediately to put the smiles back on the Giants' faces.
And then to crown a memorable encounter, Stephen Wild raced 60m after collecting a Robbie Paul pass in the 74th minute to send the home fans - wild!
To cap it all, Chris Thorman landed a superb touchline goal and it was 26-16.
Warrington hit back with another try of their own with three minutes remaining to set up a nail-biting finale.
But the Giants held on to seal a magnificent victory.
And let's just hope this really is the start of things to come.
On far too many occasions in the past, Huddersfield have handed out false dawns.
It's almost become a tradition for the Giants to have billed this as `their year' only for the opening home fixture of the season to result in anti-climax.
However, this year has been different.
There's been the usual hype, which has been built around the arrival of the new recruits headed by Robbie Paul, but this time the players also delivered.
It obviously wasn't the case early on as the visitors stormed into their lead, quite possibly because the level of hype had got to the Giants.
Before they had chance to get into their stride, former Giants Academy players Chris Bridge and Richie Barnett had scored tries.
But, fortunately, once the home side had shaken off their initial nervousness, the tone of the contest began to change.
And by the 16th minute, they had finally settled to their task.
Brad Drew set the ball rolling, sending Stuart Jones clear to set up a half-chance for James Evans.
The centre was eventually caught, but with the Wolves stretched, Thorman grubber-kicked to the corner for Albert Torrens to pounce.
Michael De Vere converted and the Giants were back in it at 10-6.
Neat touches from Torrens, Steve Snitch and Paul almost created openings before the home side struck in the 37th minute to level the scores.
Once again, Thorman's trusty right boot made it possible, dabbing the ball forward for Nero to touch down.
That helped set up what was to prove a rip-roaring second half.
The Giants were the first to strike in the 52nd minute when the outstanding Wild showed amazing strength to push several defenders out of the way and slip the pass to former Wigan teammate Martin Aspinwall to crash over in the corner.
De vere failed to convert, but the Giants had at last taken the lead.
Yet such was the see-saw nature of the contest that the visitors hit back in the 66th minute.
With Wayne McDonald and Ben Westwood sent to the sin-bin for fighting and the Wolves handed the penalty, the position was created for Bridge to plunge over for his second.
Briers added the extras and the visitors were two points ahead.
But within four minutes, some magical approach play enabled Nero to power in at the corner for De Vere to add a superb touchline goal and it was 20-16.
However, the best was still to come as Wild showed a great turn of speed and outpace the cover to race in for another converted score in the corner.
Henry Fa'afili did score a fourth for Warrington in the 77th minute, but it came to late to save the Wolves.
This day belonged to the Giants!
* Huddersfield's Senior Academy side were beaten 28-20 by Warrington Wolves at the DRAM Centre - report tomorrow.