ROOKIE Giants coach Chris Plume spoke of his pride at seeing his Junior Academy side reach the First Division Grand Final in his first season in charge.
The 22-year-old watched the club's Under 18 team produce a display of guts and determination to hold on to a slender two-point lead at Salford and set up a final showdown with Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium on Thursday (8.00).
Another similar display will be required if the Giants are to triumph at Warrington, particularly as the Wolves beat Plume's side 40-16 in the qualifying semi-final nine days ago.
But Plume believes the weekend win at The Willows proves his side are capable of anything.
"The boys made really hard work of it at Salford," said the delighted coach, who is also the Giants player performance manager.
"But I'm very proud of the way they stuck to their task.
"Salford threw almost everything at us in the second half. And we didn't help ourselves by throwing away possession so cheaply.
"But the character every player showed was out of this world. The boys put their bodies on the line and were determined to win whatever it took.
"We're going to need some of that spirit again on Thursday."