GIANTS coach Jon Sharp is backing Paul White to be one of the frontrunners for the `Powergen Fastest Man In Rugby League' showdown in Wigan next week.
The 21-year-old is ready to represent Huddersfield against the quickest players from the other 11 Super League clubs.
He will also be going head-to-head against the speedsters from National Leagues I and II.
At stake at the Robin Park Arena on Wednesday (6-9pm) is a first prize of £2,000, and Sharp believes White stands a good chance of winning.
"I don't know exactly how quick Paul is, but he's quick," said Sharp.
"There's no question he's one of the sharpest players in the game.
"I'm certainly tipping him to reach the final at the very least."
Among those who are already confirmed as taking part are Darren Albert from St Helens and Wigan's Brett Dallas.
But White's biggest threat could come from Widnes winger Nicky Royle.
Added Sharp: "Paul faces some tough competition and he'll need to be at his best to win.
"But I think the very fact Paul is there at all is fantastic.
"When you think it's only six months since he suffered a broken and dislocated left leg it's remarkable he's been seen as one of the favourites.
"It's only through his hard work and that of physio Martin Higgins that he's now in the shape he is."
Admission to the event is £2 per person, with all the proceeds going to Sports Relief.