HUDDERSFIELD Giants are set to come face-to-face with former employee Leroy Rivett.
The Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth round draw pitted minnows Rochdale Hornets against the Giants at the Galpharm Stadium on the second weekend of May and it means a return for the winger who had a fleeting stay with Huddersfield.
Rivett, who played five times for Huddersfield at the end of the 2000 season, is a man instantly associated with the competition as he was perhaps one of the most unexpected Lance Todd Trophy winners in the history of the final.
In the colours of Leeds the winger grabbed four tries as the Yorkshire side blew away London Broncos 52-16 at Wembley in 1999.
Rivett still has a taste for scoring tries in the cup and was Hornets’ first try scorer as they beat Swinton Lions 28-22 in the fourth round.
And the Hornets are hoping they can at least cash in after receiving no favours in the fifth-round draw.
Coach Darren Shaw believes the club should still benefit and said: “Going to Huddersfield will be a great occasion and I’m very happy.
“It’s great for the players and myself to be facing Super League opposition and maybe it will help the club financially too.
“Huddersfield have been scoring lots of points and are riding high but there’s a month to go and we’ll go there, put out our strongest team and give it our best shot.”
Rochdale are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, and the Co-operative Championship One bottom club almost folded over the winter – so a money-spinning tie is a bonus.