HUDDERSFIELD Giants will hand trials to two of amateur rugby league's most promising prop forwards in the Infirmary Cup clash against Halifax at The Shay on Monday, January 2 (3.00).
Included in the squad will be 19-year-olds Jason Lee from Leeds and Neil Belshaw from St Helens.
Lee caught the eye of Giants scouts while starring for National Conference League club Milford, while Belshaw has made a big impression with Ireland Students.
Also being handed the chance to make their big break is 19-year-old Dudley Hill centre Neil Wall.
And all three have been told they will be given enough gametime to show Giants head coach Jon Sharp exactly what they can do.
"In this same fixture last season we gave a first run-out to Stephen Jones, who later went on to earn a Super League contract," said Giants football manager Stuart Sheard.
"So all those youngsters who play this time around know there's the potential to go on and earn a place in the first-team squad.
"Right now, Jason and the two Neils are hoping to do enough to be offered Senior Academy deals.
"But all three realise that could be a foot in the door to going on to even greater things at the club."
Among those Academy-contract players ready to make Giants debuts are hooker Matthew Whittaker, who signed from Leeds Rhinos a month ago and has been training exceptionally well, and highly-rated Ashley Johnson.
The pacy winger starred for Huddersfield YMCA at rugby union and looks to have potential to make a name for himself in league.
The clash at Halifax will provide more of an acid test as he faces the most experienced players in his career. Giants officials are also keen to see how Luke George - son of former Halifax favourite Wilf - performs after an injury-hit 2005.