GIANTS assistant coach Billy McGinty will present the man-of-the-match award at Friday's World Club Challenge clash between Bradford Bulls and Penrith Panthers at the McAlpine Stadium (8.00).
The former Wigan hooker played in three World Club clashes, with the Central Park side having won two.
One of those triumphs was against Penrith in 1991, and with McGinty now based at the McAlpine, it seemed fitting to hand him an official role.
Greg Alexander, the former Penrith half-back and member of that beaten Panthers side 13 years ago, will assist in the handing-over ceremony.
But most of the attention will focus on the Giants man.
"It's a fantastic honour and I'm really pleased they even considered me," he said.
"To be honest, I didn't even think I was in the running.
"Friday will be a proud moment, and I expect it to be a fantastic occasion.
"With Bradford being the Super League champions and Penrith the best in Australia the match will be of an exceptional high quality and the result is too close to call.
"What isn't in doubt is that it will be a cracking match."
RFL officials report tickets are continuing to sell well and are hopeful of beating the figure of 21,113 that watched the Bulls v Newcastle World clash at the McAlpine two years ago. They are on sale at the stadium.
* Super League club guide - tomorrow.