WHAT a fantastic week for Huddersfield Giants!
It's not every day you get two of your players named in the Great Britain squad, so we should make the most of it.
You may find this hard to believe, but neither Eorl Crabtree nor Chris Thorman had any idea they were going to be named, even though I'm Great Britain assistant coach as well as being their club coach.
I could easily have whispered something in their ears at training when I knew they would be included.
But I thought it would have more of a positive impact on them if they found out about their selection through hearing the announcement by Great Britain head coach Brian Noble at the official press conference.
I think it had the desired effect, because they were absolutely thrilled when they found out on Tuesday night. In fact, I'm still trying to bring them back down to earth!
But they also know that just because they've been named in the initial 40-man squad, they still have a lot of hard work to put in to guarantee they remain in the frame when the squad is trimmed down in the final countdown to autumn's Tri-Nations series.
As far as these two talented players are concerned, the hard work starts now.
But they certainly have the ability to go on and fulfil the dream of playing for Great Britain.
At 22, Eorl definitely has age on his side, and for a front-rower so young to be categorised with the likes of Fielden and Morley can only be good for him.
One of the reasons Eorl has got the nod is because his rise in performance has been so meteroic.
I must confess that when I first arrived at the club, I had extreme doubt over his future. I didn't know if he was going to develop or not.
But he has knuckled down, continues to work very hard and has become a pleasure to coach.
He is, without doubt, one of the big successes during my time at the club, and there's no reason why he won't develop a great deal further.
It goes without saying that the experience he will gain with working with the Great Britain squad will prove invaluable and he'll make the most of it.
Eorl has been handed a fantastic opportunity. Now he needs to make the most of it.
In the case of Chris, he was named in the Great Britain train-on squad when he was at London Broncos two years ago, but is now a far better player.
Last year's experience of competing in the Australian NRL has made him a far more composed player, and for a 24-year-old he's very mature.
Just like Eorl, Chris's selection is a reward for a great start to the season.
He's already produced some quality performances with his fantastic kicking game and leadership.
And, again like Eorl, he's a player with many rewarding years in front of him if he does things right and continues to work hard. I'm sure he will.