ARE Huddersfield Giants the dirtiest team in Super League?
Listening to several rival coaches and certain sections of the media it would appear there's no doubt about it.
And official Opta statistics have shown the Giants give away more penalties in a game than any other team.
But the remainder of the statistics on the disciplinary-front hardly back that up.
It would clearly be wrong to argue the Giants are complete angels, they're far from it.
However, during the course of the season - 28 rounds of Super League and four Challenge Cup ties - Huddersfield have not had a single player sent off.
They have had their fair share of sin-binnings, 17 to be exact, which is around the average mark for all 12 of the Super League clubs.
On top of that, the Giants have had nine incidents placed on report, although no player was called up to face the RFL disciplinary panel as a result.
And that means the Giants have not had a single player banned for foul play this season.
Not many other clubs in the competition can say that!
In this era of widespread video usage, it's almost impossible for players to get away with any misdemeanour.
So the fact Huddersfield have not received any form of punishment surely proves the Giants are not as dirty as many have made out.
It does appear a fair chunk of the RL-following public have simply jumped on the bandwagon and are looking at every opportunity to castigate the Giants over their play - even though the facts should be allowed to speak for themselves!
THE Giants' squadbuilder end-of-season party takes place at the Chicago Rock on Tuesday (7.30). Entrance is £2, including a buffet and live music, and some first-team players will be in attendance. Admission for children is free.