BUOYANT coach Jon Sharp is relishing the chance to see his Giants lock horns with the best rugby league club side in the world!
Excitement inside the Huddersfield camp is mounting as Sunday's massive Galpharm clash with newly-crowned world club champions Leeds Rhinos (3.00) draws nearer.
With the Giants in upbeat mood following a highly encouraging display at St Helens a week ago when the visitors can count themselves desperately unlucky to lose 34-24, hopes are high that Sharp's side can give Leeds a real run for their money.
Sharp is the first to admit that it won't be easy.
But with another good week of training behind them, the Giants chief is definitely feeling confident.
"You become involved in professional sport to try and pit yourselves against the best coaches and the best players possible," said Sharp.
"And that's what we'll be doing this weekend.
"We really can't wait to have a crack at them. We respect them, but don't fear them.
"My assistant coach Lee St Hilaire and myself went over to Headingley last week to see Leeds beat Widnes (66-8).
"And in the second half they really turned on the style.
"In the first half, they were patient, and fair play to Widnes who looked pretty impressive early on.
"But when Leeds got their attacking act together they were fantastic.
"It's pretty clear that you can't afford to switch off for a second against a side like this or else you'll be punished.
"But the boys are really looking forward to testing themselves on Sunday, with the way they played at St Helens proving they can compete with the so-called bigger clubs.
"It promises to be a great occasion."