EX-Giants coach Tony Smith returns to Huddersfield tomorrow aiming to take another step towards rugby league domination with his talented Leeds team.
But his skipper Kevin Sinfield has warned that Toulouse, the Rhinos' Powergen Challenge Cup semi-final opponents at the Galpharm (1.45), will be no pushovers.
Smith, who left Huddersfield for Headingley at the end of the 2003 campaign, guided Leeds to Super League Grand Final glory in his first season at the helm.
That 16-8 win over arch-rivals Bradford at Old Trafford was followed by a 39-32 triumph over Canterbury Bulldogs in the World Club Challenge at Elland Road in early February.
The Powergen Cup final takes place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday, August 27.
And Smith is determined Leeds will be there to take on holders St Helens or Hull, who were clashing in the first of the Galpharm's semi-final double header today (3.15).
But the Aussie, who is an old friend of Toulouse coach Justin Morgan, knows what it is like to be on the receiving end of a shock.
As Giants coach, he experienced an 18-14 fourth-round defeat by Hunslet in 2003.
And he will be hammering home the message that nothing should be taken for granted by Leeds.
Sinfield agrees, saying: "They've got to be a good side to get this far.
"But we realise what is at stake. Everybody is switched on, we have prepared well this week and we won't be taking them lightly at all.
"The Galpharm Stadium has been a good venue for us all the players are looking forward to the game."
Sinfield also insists talk of Leeds being unsettled because a number of players are leaving at the end of the season is well wide of the mark.
The Rhinos showed they had lost none of their ruthlessness by crushing in-form Warrington 44-26 last weekend.
"What a way to reply to all the talk in the media that we might be affected by players leaving," added a defiant Sinfield.
"Everyone is fully committed and keen to win something this season."
Turnstile admission will be available at the two semi-finals, both of which are live on BBC.