BUSY Giants coach Jon Sharp is already cracking the whip with his players - despite focusing on Great Britain's bid for Tri-Nations glory.
The Lions assistant coach last night left the international camp to hold a meeting with members of his Super League squad.
Part of the session was spent distributing fitness programmes for the start of training and for Sharp to outline his pre-season plans in finer detail.
It was also a chance for the players to show the head coach they were in good physical shape.
"It's important to keep in touch with players throughout the closed season," said Sharp.
"And just because I'm now in the middle of my Tri-Nations commitments with Great Britain I don't intend to lose sight of that fact.
"This latest players' meeting proved very fruitful, and I was delighted with the way everyone responded to being called in.
"The boys are all talking very positively about the season ahead and they can't wait to get stuck into pre-season training.
"What's also pleasing is that they're all taking good care of themselves and should be returning in good shape."
Immediately after the Giants meeting Sharp returned to the Great Britain camp to continue preparing the squad for this Saturday's Gillette Tri-Nations clash against New Zealand at the Galpharm Stadium.
And the Huddersfield chief reports the mood in the camp is good.
"All the boys enjoy playing at our stadium," he added.
"We've a pretty good track record in Huddersfield and are keen for that to carry on."