GIANTS coach Jon Sharp has expressed his delight that a trio of top Huddersfield youngsters have been picked for international duty.
But he has warned all of the club's rising young stars that they will only be considered for Super League calls if they continue to increase their training workrate.
Senior Academy player-coach Chris Plume and Academy forwards Jon Gledhill and Jason Southwell have been named in the England Students squad for next April's international event.
That's a big boost for the players and for the Giants, with Sharp looking for other McAlpine youngsters to now follow their lead.
"It's great news for these three and great news for the Giants," said Sharp.
"Their selection helps keep the club in the spotlight, and there's no harm in that whatsoever.
"They've gained their calls because of the hard work they put in on the training field.
"That's always the key to success, whatever the level, and my young players in the Super League squad are well aware of that, too."
Among those who will be included in this particular Super League bracket are the likes of Matthew Whittaker, Paul White, Ben Feehan and Philip Joseph.
Sharp has been impressed by the ability of them all, but has told them they can't take anything for granted in 2004.
"They're all working hard and spending extra time on building up their strength. I'm pleased with their efforts," he added.
"But they can't assume that because they've already played six first-team games this year, they'll play eight next.
"They all need to raise the bar, and that means hard work."