WELSH winger Hefin O'Hare is on the verge of making history with Huddersfield Giants.

A victory for coach Jon Sharp's side in Sunday's Powergen Challenge Cup semi-final clash against St Helens at Warrington (3.15) would set up a dream final showdown with Wigan in Cardiff.

And that would mean O'Hare becoming the first Welshman to play a Challenge Cup final in his homeland.

The Wrexham-born flier is refusing to think beyond this weekend's massive clash.

But he admits that playing in such a major showpiece sporting event in his own country would be a dream come true.

"We've tried to make it our policy to concentrate on this one game on Sunday and blank everything else out," admitted the 24-year-old former Wales A and Under 19s rugby union international.

"But I am, of course, well aware what it will mean if we were to reach Cardiff.

"It would be an amazing experience for us all, and as the only Welshman in the squad the fact the final is in Wales would be the icing on the cake.

"Playing in any final would be a proud moment. But to be the first Welshman to appear in the final in my own country would leave me feeling even prouder. I'd walk onto that pitch feeling 10-feet tall."

As one of the smaller players in the Giants squad that would be quite a jump!

But the former Leeds Rhinos Alliance man always plays above his height and weight, and will be looking to do the same again this weekend.

"We know it's going to be tough. Saints are a fantastic side," he added.

"We do, however, believe that this could be a good time to play them, and not because of their well-documented problems.

"Everyone at the Giants is on a high right now because of the great start we've made to the season.

"And as we haven't played since Friday night we're all feeling a great deal fresher.

"We can't wait to rip in to them and give it a good go.

"I know there's a feeling we lack the big-game experience of Saints and that we may be overawed by the occasion.

"That's not a view shared by us.

"When you think about it, we've players in the squad who won Challenge Cup finals and appeared in Super League Grand Finals and Australian NRL Grand Finals.

"Then there are a number of us who played in the NFP Grand Final the other year when we needed to win to get back into Super League.

"To an outsider, that might not seem the most high-pressured game in the world, but for those that were part of it, it was absolutely massive.

"Our whole livelihoods were at stake. That's pressure."