TOP Giants performer Ben Roarty has insisted Huddersfield are not a one-man team.
Roarty and the Giants face Wigan in tomorrow's big Super League clash at the McAlpine (3.00), with fans looking to the former Penrith Panthers back-rower to play the leading role.
That's not surprising given the high level of performances already produced by the 27-year-old this season.
But he believes there's far more to Huddersfield's good start to the season than his own individual efforts.
"It's great to be singled out for praise and to pick up man-of-the-match awards, because it shows someone out there must like me," said Roarty.
"But it can also be a little unfair on my teammates.
"Sure, I'll take individual praise all the time, but it shouldn't be at the expense of the tremendous efforts being put in by my teammates.
"There's no doubt the success we've already enjoyed this season isn't obviously just down to me. We're not a one-man team.
"It's because as a team we're all contributing so much, that's been the key to our success.
"All you have to do to see that is take a close look at what's taking place on the park.
"Eorl Crabtree, for instance, has been nothing short of sensational, while everyone can see the big improvement in Mick Slicker.
"But the list goes way beyond these two. In fact, if I carried on I would end up giving a rap to everyone.
"There's no doubt that all the guys from last season have improved their games, while the new boys have been fantastic.
"The way the new signings have slotted into the system has been amazing.
"And to say we've only played six or seven games together as a new team, things are slotting in to place really well.
"As far as I'm concerned, the key for Huddersfield Giants is being a good team."
But Roarty does admit, however, that he is happy with his form right now.
"I'm probably fitter now than I've ever been," revealed Roarty, who has played over 200 first-grade games in the Australian NRL.
"And I'm really enjoying my footy over here.
"I've always tried to put in the hard tackles and make the quality yards, and things are generally going to plan in that direction at the moment.
"I'll try to do whatever I can to get the team across the line.
"You're more inclined to put in that effort if you know you're surrounded by a good bunch of guys, and that's what we've got at the Giants.
"I don't think I've regretted once coming over here, and right now it feels better than ever.
"We're going well in Super League, and we're definitely relishing facing Wigan at the McAlpine tomorrow. The mood is very positive.
"And, of course, we've got a Challenge Cup semi-final against St Helens coming up.
"I'm also enjoying my life in Huddersfield in general, and my wife Sonia is expecting our first child in September.
"That should be a busy month, because we'll also have play-offs to think about!"