MARTIN ASPINWALL'S Great Britain dream is very much alive!
The Giants winger produced a strong and tryscoring performance as a Lions representative team beat Newcastle Knights 40-6.
It was a display that has done his chances of earning a first full Great Britain cap against New Zealand in the tourists' opening Tri-Nations clash a week today no harm at all.
If Aspinwall gets the nod, he will become the first Huddersfield player since Ken Loxton in 1971 to play in a full Test for Great Britain.
Lions coach Brian Noble is expected to announce his side in the middle of next week.
Brian Carney is certain to start on one wing, with Aspinwall and Hull's Gareth Raynor battling it out to take the other shirt.
They are ahead of David Hodgson in the pecking order, despite the Salford man scoring twice against the Knights yesterday.
Other Lions tryscorers were Danny McGuire (2), Gareth Hock and Rob Burrow, with Lee Briers landing the goals.
Attention now turns to England's Federation Shield game against France at Headingley tomorrow (5.45), with Giants star Eorl Crabtree confirmed in the starting line-up.
He gets the nod ahead of Leeds front rowers Ryan Bailey and Nick Scruton, who are on the bench.