CHRIS THORMAN will put family ties to one side and focus on firing the Giants into the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup for the second time in three years.
Captain Thorman's side face York City Knights at the Galpharm on the weekend of May 20-21 in a repeat of a 2004 tie as the Giants went on to reach the semi-final for the first time in 33 years.
The Super League side triumphed 50-12 that day and will be hot favourites to repeat the act this year against their National League I opponents.
But Giants stand-off Thorman will take nothing for granted against the City Knights, particularly as he could come up against younger brother Paul!
The 25-year-old Chris has already watched 23-year-old Paul and his side in action several times this season. And the England international is full of praise for the way York are developing under coach Mick Cook.
"I'm pleased with the way things are going for Paul, but there will be no favours for my kid brother in the Cup!" said Thorman, who is receiving daily treatment on an ankle injury in a bid to face Salford at The Willows in Friday's Super League clash.
"York are a well-drilled side and have a couple of decent forwards. They will be no pushovers.
"But even though they're a good side, we're obviously happy with the draw.
"We're at home and we've avoided Super League opposition, which is all we can ask for at this stage."