SERIOUS questions are again being raised after Huddersfield Giants humiliated Dewsbury Rams by winning 120-10 in last night's Senior Academy First Division clash at Lockwood Park.
The RFL's decision to introduce the grading system to determine whether clubs would compete in the Championship or First Division was always a concern.
And with the injury-hit Giants having been in a grading fixture table that included Wakefield, Wigan and St Helens - by far the hardest of all the grading groups - it was inevitable from the start that one of the strongest Under 21 teams from a Super League club would be in Division I.
Unfortunately, that was the Giants, and the consequences have not been hard to predict.
Before last night's game, coach Lee St Hilaire's side were averaging 45 points a game, despite fielding line-ups that were full of Giants Junior Academy Under 18s players.
And even in this latest match against the under-strength Rams there were half-a-dozen of the club's top youngsters in action.
But with their youthful flair and the Super League experience of the likes of Jonathan Grayshon, Paul White and Ben Cooper, this was always going to be a non-contest.
Dewsbury did, to their credit, give it their best shot, and tries by Ian Preece and Chris Lewis and a Mark Lawton goal made it 12-10 after 20 minutes.
Yet with the Rams at one stage down to 10 men due to injuries it wasn't long before the tries started flooded in.
By half-time the home side were 40-10 ahead, with tries from Cooper, Jon Gledhill (2), Dave Armitage, Paul White, Neil Hutchinson and Glenn Holdsworth and goals from White.
But after the break it was even worse for the visitors.
White, Bolu Fagborun (2), Cooper, Tony Williams (2), Paul Mennell, Kris Lythes (3), Grayshon (2) and Gledhill (2) and goals from White and Thomas Hemingway completed what was a totally embarrassing evening for all concerned.