HUDDERSFIELD Giants have moved off the foot of the Super League table after securing their biggest ever win over Wigan!
Never before has a side from Huddersfield rattled up over 40 points against this famous club.
But yesterday, the in-form Giants turned on the style to secure a magnificent 41-16 victory and complete a hat trick of top-flight triumphs.
In the space of just nine days, Wakefield, Warrington and now Wigan have all been put to the sword as the Giants' wretched run of seven defeats on the trot at the start of the season is already becoming a distant memory.
Obviously, no-one inside the Galpharm is getting too carried away at this stage, with the Giants just one point above Salford, who are now at the bottom of the pile.
But with Huddersfield having finally re-discovered the art of scoring tries, it only seems a matter of time before the focus will be on battling for a play-off spot rather than to avoid relegation.
The Giants clearly need to keep this momentum going with a home win over Harlequins next Sunday.
And if they stick to the gameplan that served them so well against the Warriors, there should be more reasons to be feeling cheerful in six days' time.
Huddersfield's latest success was again based around a solid team performance, with all 17 players contributing to the success.
As usual, the likes of Brad Drew, Kevin Brown, Ryan Hudson and Chris Thorman were to the fore.
But attempting to choose a man-of-the-match in the current climate is becoming an almost impossible task, such is the way the workload is being shared so successfully throughout the side.
The pack continue to lay the foundation, the half-backs make the most of the possession and the outside backs supply the finishing touches.
Such a simple formula, but so very effective.
But even though every player played their part, it's likely those feeling the greatest satisfaction were the four former Wiganers.
Brown, Martin Aspinwall, Stuart Jones and Stephen Wild were all allowed to leave the JJB Stadium, and yesterday came back to haunt their former employers.
All four clearly felt they had points to prove, and were able to leave the stadium with a mission very successfully accomplished.
Wild, in particular, was feeling happy with life.
Up until this fixture, it has been his defensive effort which has been to the fore.
But against the Warriors, it was his attacking skills that shone out, grabbing a vital try at the end of the first half, making the break in the second that resulted in Mark Calderwood being sent to the sinbin and then setting up Hudson to finish off a fine move in the 55th minute.
By that stage, the Giants were already out of sight at 34-10 and the Wigan challenge had been extinguished.
After the Warriors' bruising win at Leeds last Tuesday night, it was always possible they would be suffering a hangover, even with a team full of internationals!
And for that reason, they did attempt to start strongly.
A fine solo try from Drew and two Thorman goals successfully kept them at bay during a close opening quarter.
But tries from Thomas Leuluai and David Vaealiki and Pat Richards goal gave the Warriors a 10-8 advantage after 28 minutes, and the Giants looked to be up against it.
But within four minutes Eorl Crabtree crashed over from close range and the home side had a lead the were never to lose.
Just before the interval, great work from Thorman and Brown put Wild over, and at 18-10 the outlook was as bright as the glorious sunshine.
And with Paul Reilly and Hudson crossing for scores and Thorman landing four goals, the Giants were out of sight by the hour.
Vaealiki did then cross for his second, but with Thorman adding a drop goal and Steve Snitch completing the scoring in the 73rd minute, Huddersfield were able to savour their latest success.