HUDDERSFIELD Giants have gone on the defensive in the build-up to Saturday's engage Super League trip to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
While the Giants were leaking points in their first-half horror show at Wigan last Friday, Wakefield were putting in a top-quality display to win 26-6 at Harlequins.
It's a result that provides the Giants with a timely reminder of the Wildcats' attacking bite.
And Sharp knows his side will have to get back to their best to guarantee a second Super League success of the season.
"I was really pleased with the defensive effort at Leeds on the opening day," said former Wakefield assistant coach Sharp.
"That made our first-half show at Wigan even more disappointing, because we all know the boys can defend.
"And defence will clearly be a key against Wakefield. It was clear from their win in London that Wakefield are a good attacking side, with quality offensive players in their ranks.
"They can challenge you all over the field.
"All the players are well aware of that fact, and working at getting back to our defensive best has been a top priority in training this week.
"A repeat of what we saw at Leeds is what's required."