TOP Australian recruit Chris Nero is gearing up for the biggest game of his life.
The 23-year-old powerhouse has been an instant hit with the Huddersfield fans since arriving from leading NRL club St George in December.
But the 6ft 2in centre or second row forward admits that nothing in his career will match this weekend's Challenge Cup semi-final appearance.
"To be honest, up until this weekend the biggest match I've played in was my first-grade debut back in Australia," he confessed.
"But that doesn't mean I'm feeling daunted about tomorrow.
"In fact, it's the complete opposite. It's to play in matches like this that I wanted to become a professional player.
"Playing in front of a big crowd in a genuinely big game is a very exciting prospect.
"I believe the key is to make sure you relax and enjoy the experience.
"We know that all the pressure will be on Saints, because they're the favourites. That suits us fine."
Even though Nero's family are 12,000 miles away in Australia, he knows that tomorrow they'll be feeling the occasion just as much as the players out there on the Warrington field.
And he is well aware that they are feeling nervous for him.
"The Challenge Cup has a massive reputation back in Australia, and our semi-final will be on their TV screens next week," he added.
"So the folks at home have a sense of how big this match actually is.
"I'm under strict instructions to give them a ring as soon as the match is over so they know how we've got on.
"It'll be in the middle of the night when they get the call, but they won't worry about that. There's no way they'll have been able to sleep!
"My mum, in particular, will be feeling really bad during the game, even though she's so far away and knows there's nothing she can do about it.
"I just hope the news is positive.
"But we're going into this match with confidence and with complete faith in each other's ability."