HUDDERSFIELD director of rugby Mark Sowerby has heaped praise on the club's rising stars.
At the start of the season, the likes of Sam Carter, Chris Johnson, Gavin Jones, Joe Rotchell, Tom Sharrock and Olly Wickett were complete strangers to the first-team scene at Lockwood Park.
But, as the year draws to a close, all six have come to the fore and sampled life in North I.
Sowerby is the first to admit their contributions have been among the highlights in the first half of the season.
And the experienced player-coach sees no reason at all why they won't push on in 2007 and make it a year to remember.
"I think this club is blessed with an incredible amount of young talent," said Sowerby.
"We always thought when the season started that Chris Johnson would emerge as one of our most influential players, and that's already proving to be the case.
"But, as things have panned out, he is just one of a whole host of players who have stepped up and made such a positive impression on everyone at the club, particularly me.
"The contributions of Chris, Sam, Gavin, Joe, Tom and Olly have all been magnificent, and certainly one of my highlights so far this season.
"They have all stepped up to the mark and not let anyone down when they have had their chance.
"None of them have looked out of their depth when they've been given their chance, and this bodes extremely well for the future."
Two of the players who have been handed their chance - Sharrock and Rotchell - have come up through the Academy ranks.
That has helped underline the value of having a successful junior structure, with Sowerby delighted with how they adapting to the senior game.
"Tom was the first to get his chance and he took it superbly," added Sowerby.
"And when he scored that try in the Cup at Kendal, no-one could wipe the smile off his face!
"That was also the day when Joe really showed us all what he has to offer.
"To be honest, we knew almost nothing about him until that game. In fact, up until then, the coaching staff were still calling him Tom!
"But he's now forcing himself into becoming a first-team regular and is definitely making a name for himself.
"Gavin is also in the same boat, with Olly and Sam not that far behind.
"If they all continue to improve at this rate, then there's every chance we could be much stronger next season."