PIA player-coach Craig Field will order his under-strength side to go out and play with pride and passion against the Giants on Sunday.
The French League title-chasers have been given little hope of toppling their Super League hosts and will be lacking the services of three main players in Field himself (infection), Andrew Meads (knee) and Emmanuel Bansept (virus).
But the vastly-experienced Australian is urging his players to enjoy the occasion and remember they have nothing to lose.
"There's no pressure on us," said Field, whose squad won't arrive in England until tomorrow lunchtime.
"Our main priority this season is to try and win the French League after we came so close the year before.
"The Challenge Cup is an added bonus and a fantastic adventure.
"We're using the competition as a welcome distraction from the League campaign and, for the younger players in particular, this is the chance for them to gain some very valuable experience.
"We have some very good, young talented players at this club and this will be an opportunity to show what they can do against Super League opposition.
"It's fair to say they're excited about the prospect.
"But at the same time we have to be realistic and understand we won't be at the same level as a side like Huddersfield.
"I want my players to go out and play with pride and passion, and enjoy what will be a fantasatic occasion for them. As long as we don't end up getting embarrassed I'll be happy."
Field admits, however, that he would be far happier had he been able to play alongside a team that also included Meads and Bansept.
Much of Pia's play revolves around the 30-year-old Australian, who has played at the very top in the NRL with South Sydney (seven years), Manly (three years) and Wests Tigers (two years).
And he knows that missing the chance to lock horns with an old adversary like Brandon Costin, who was also a clubmate in their early years in Sydney, will hit him hard on gameday.
"I would have loved to have played a season in Super League," he added.
"So playing in the Challenge Cup against a Super League club was the next best thing.
"It now looks as if that's something else I'll miss out on.
"When the draw was first made and I found out I would be coming up against Brandon I was delighted.
"He's a top player, and we've been involved in some good battles over the years. It would have been nice to have been re-acquainted.
"But I've also noted we could be up against some other top Aussies in Ben Roarty, Chris Nero and Julian Bailey. I have to admit I don't know too much about the Giants.
"But if they've got players of that calibre in their ranks, they're no mugs, and they obviously had a good win over Castleford last weekend.
"We know that Sunday will be a massive challenge."
Steps have been taken to ensure the French will be made welcome when they arrive in England.
They are due to touch down at Manchester Airport around lunchtime tomorrow before travelling on to their Huddersfield base, the George Hotel.
And to make them feel at home the George have drafted in an authentic French chef to guarantee the welcome will be as warm as possible.
A welcoming committee is also being lined up at the George, while there will be a special Yorkshire Sunday lunch laid out for the Pia officials ahead of the big kick-off.
A Pia travelling party of around 35 is expected.