GIANTS chief Nathan Brown could face a major dilemma over who to use as his first-choice hooker.
Scott Moore proved to be one of the Giants’ stars of the show against Wigan eight days ago when he was handed the No9 shirt.
And in the convincing 40-6 pre-season triumph at Batley it was once again the hookers who stole the show.
First, New Zealand Test star David Faiumu laid a solid foundation in an opening 25 minutes of virtual stalemate between the two teams.
Then Shaun Lunt entered the fray – with Faiumu switching to loose-forward – and almost immediately started ripping the Bulldogs to bits.
Almost every time the former Workington hooker received possession he made something happen, and the home side simply had no answer.
With Lunt and Faiumu pulling all the strings, the Giants broke the deadlock in the 37th minute and never looked back.
Both men were involved as the position was created for full-back Elliott Hodgson to feed centre Tom Burton in the corner.
Ed Barber was unable to add the touchline conversion, but made no mistake with all six of his second-half efforts as Huddersfield stepped up a number of gears down the notorious Mount Pleasant slope.
Most of the serious damage was inflicted within 10 minutes of the restart, with the Giants adding three well-taken scores.
And, not surprisingly, it was Lunt who set the ball rolling, plunging over from close range after a strong Michael Korkidas charge to the line in the 43rd minute.
Then, four minutes later, Lunt was at it again, carving up the Batley defence in midfield and feeding Danny Kirmond to use his strength to power over.
It was then Faiumu’s turn to show his class, creating the opening for Greg Johnson to finish off in style.
To add to the home side’s woes, Nathan Armitage was shown the red card for a high tackle on Sam Crowther after 52 minutes.
The Bulldogs did initially respond positively to the setback as George Flanagan dived over from close and then added the conversion.
But the remainder of the game belonged exclusively to the Giants.
Midway through the half, Lunt was once again on hand to feed the telling ball to the impressive Larne Patrick to charge over for a debut try.
And in the final 10 minutes, the Super League side crossed for two more tries to underline their supremacy.
Faiumu crowned his top 80-minute work-out with an exquisite solo try before Adam Walker crashed over from close range to seal an emphatic triumph.
BULLDOGS: Preece; Feehan, D Reid, Maun, Brown; Barlow, Gallagher; Simpson, Flanagan, Watson, Buttery, Armitage, Aitchison. Subs: Lindsay, Toohey, G Reid, Samuels, Tootill, Crouthers.
GIANTS: Hodgson; Johnson, Burton, Worthington, Lopag; Barber, Glassell; Crowther, Faiumu, Korkidas, Kirmond, Lolesi, Fairbank. Subs: Chappell, Lunt, Patrick, Walker, Griffiths, Williams, Khan.
Referee: Ben Thaler.