DELIGHTED Giants coach Jon Sharp believes his players will relish doing battle with St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-final and will rise to the occasion.
Huddersfield have been drawn against the Cup favourites in the second semi-final at Warrington's new Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday, April 25.
At stake is a place in the Challenge Cup final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday, May 15.
And even though Sharp and his side are outsiders to reach the final of rugby league's most famous knockout competition for the first time since 1962, the Huddersfield chief is far from daunted.
"This is a fantastic draw and a fantastic challenge," said Sharp, who spent two years as assistant coach to Ian Millward at St Helens before his move to the McAlpine.
"This is the club's biggest game for 33 years (Huddersfield's last semi-final appearance) and I am convinced the players will rise to the occasion.
"We go into the game as the massive underdogs, which suits us fine. We have absolutely nothing to lose and will be able to play without any pressure.
"We know we have the hardest battle, but I have complete confidence in my players that they will do this club proud.
"I want them all to go out and enjoy the day, and I want the fans and everyone else associated with the Giants to do the same."
The fact Sharp spent two years as assistant coach at St Helens gives him insider knowledge on what to expect from his semi-final opponents.
But he knows former boss Millward will do everything he can to knock him off the trail.
"I obviously know the Saints boys and know Ian Millward inside out," added Sharp.
"But Ian is a wily old bird and is very smart, so I know he'll throw things at me I wouldn't expect. In that respect it will be a real battle of wits.
"But obviously it's what the players do on the field that ultimately counts, and I know the boys can do it.
"I have been proud of the way they have worked this season and I'm sure I'll be proud of them on semi-final day."