HUDDERSFIELD coach Jon Sharp believes his players will have the physical presence to prove they are worthy of the title `Giants.'
Sharp's winter recruitment drive has netted him four six-foot-plus performers who have helped add extra size and weight to his Super League squad.
This was one of the main aims of the former Saints No2 when he first moved to the McAlpine - and he has fulfilled that objective.
Sharp now boasts a set of Super League forwards who average over 6ft 2in and weigh 16 stone, while in the backs he also has some naturally big men in the likes of new recruit Stuart Donlan and Julian Bailey.
But it is the physical presence up front which has really caught Sharp's eye, with the Giants ready to field their biggest pack in the Super League era.
"We'll definitely have some size and physical presence next season, which is good," said Sharp.
"We don't want teams who play us thinking they'll get an easy ride.
"We want the opposition knowing they'll be in for a tough time, and I think we've got the players who will ensure that.
"It's noticeable in training how much size there is in this squad, and I'm highly encouraged by that."
Latest recruit Chris Nero has immediately impressed everyone with his stature, while fellow new signing Paul Smith has a similar physique.
Former St Helens forward Stuart Jones is also a six-footer, as, too, is utility back Donlan, who joined from Halifax at the end of last season.