TOUGH Giants club captain Darren Fleary is warning his rugby-league playing cousin to expect few favours when Doncaster Dragons come to town for Sunday's big Powergen Challenge Cup fifth-round clash at the McAlpine Stadium (3.00).
Lining up in the Doncaster side to face the unbeaten Giants will be Huddersfield-born winger Marlon Billy, who just happens to be Fleary's cousin.
In fact, it was the Huddersfield prop who first introduced Billy to rugby league.
But Fleary has made it clear there will be no family loyalty when the two teams clash at the McAlpine, particularly with a Challenge Cup quarter-final spot at stake.
"I've obviously followed Marlon's career very closely, because it was me who got him into the game," said Fleary.
"When he was younger he was a very talented footballer and was on Leeds United's books.
"But while he was playing at Ossett, I asked him if he fancied joining me at Keighley. He looked to have the right physique for a top rugby league winger.
"And the rest, as they say, is history.
"He's gone on to have a successful career in the game and two years ago he became Rochdale's leading tryscorer in a season.
"But even though I' m delighted with what he's gone on to achieve, he can expect few favours off me or the rest of the Huddersfield lads on Sunday.
"I've only faced Marlon once before, when he was at Rochdale and I was at Leeds.
"From what I can remember, we never came face to face, but I can promise you that if he comes my way this weekend he'll get it!
"We have spoken to each other this week, but haven't spoken too much about the game.
"However, I do know Doncaster are quite confident they can cause an upset. We'll have something to say about that!
"I'm feeling quite chuffed with the way things are going right now, but we know there's still a lot of room for improvement.
"We hope to carry on improving this weekend and make sure we don't miss out on a place in the last eight of the Challenge Cup.
"We're aware there's a lot of talk of the Giants doing well in this year's competition.
"But our philosophy is obviously to take one game at a time. We certainly can't afford to take tomorrow for granted."
Fleary is expected to lead out the same side that grabbed that excellent 38-6 victory over Widnes on Friday which took the Giants to the top of Super League for the first time.
Injured frontline trio Brandon Costin (ankle), Jim Gannon (thumb) and Darren Turner (back) are all closing in on returns, but may be given at least another week to prove their full fitness.
Opponents Doncaster, on the other hand, are at full strength, and welcome back former Giants prop Jamie Fielden, who was rested as the Dragons beat Sheffield Eagles 34-4 in the Arriva Cup on Sunday.
Coach St John Ellis knows his side are given little chance of progressing, but is looking forward to the visit.
"We know Huddersfield have a good coaching set-up under Jon Sharp, but there is no pressure on us. We've just got to go there and enjoy our day," he said.
Huddersfield Giants: Reilly; O'Hare, Bailey, Donlan, St Hilaire; Gene, March; Slicker, Joseph, Fleary, Roarty, Jones, Nero. Subs: Cooper, Penkywicz, Smith, Crabtree.
Doncaster Dragons: Woodock; Miles, Lloyd, Solomon, Billy; Holroyd, Hough; Ostler, Cook, Walker, Lawton, Green, Leafe. Subs: Colton, Handford, Hemmings, Fielden.
Referee: Ashley Klein (London).