THE future of Super League rugby in Huddersfield is under threat!
That's the shock warning from McAlpine chairman Ken Davy as his club prepares for Friday's crunch home clash against Warrington Wolves (8.00).
Victory for the Giants will keep alive their hopes of reaching the Super League top-six play-offs for the very first time.
But despite the Giants having made massive strides on the field, the public have failed to back the club through the turnstiles.
Fewer than 4,000 watched Sunday's clash against Widnes, which the Giants won 25-12 to make it eight unbeaten at the McAlpine.
And Mr Davy, who has been hailed as the saviour of professional sport in the town after coming to the rescue of cash-strapped Town, has admitted it was a figure that left him feeling bitterly disappointed and questioning whether the public of Huddersfield really want a Super League club.
"Throughout this season we have seen some fantastic rugby league from the Giants," said Mr Davy.
"We are unbeaten at home in our last eight matches and have claimed the scalps of some of the greatest names in our sport.
"It was, therefore, a tragedy that fewer than 4,000 came down to watch us against Widnes. I was hoping for almost double that.
"We do have a hard core of wonderful fans, but I felt letdown that we had such a low turn-out for what was such a massive game.
"I honestly believe that in the past two years the Giants have done a tremendous amount to help restore pride in Huddersfield and its community.
"But the reality is that crowds of fewer than 4,000 threaten the long-term future of the Giants as a Super League club.
"After all the work - and not to mention money - that has been put in by so many people to help deliver a side of this quality, it feels as if it's all been thrown back in our faces.
"If nobody cares, it makes you wonder what's the point of everyone doing it any more.
"The Giants really can only prosper through the support of the whole community, and my one wish is that everyone comes out in force on Friday."