HUDDERSFIELD Giants have been overlooked by the England A selectors.
Despite the McAlpine men enjoying their best season in Super League, claiming the scalps of Leeds, Wigan and St Helens along the way, there is no representative in the England team preparing to face Australia at Brentford next week.
There is, of course, also no place for any Giants player in David Waite's Great Britain squad who take on the Kangaroos in the three-match Ashes series, starting at Wigan on November 8 and finishing at Huddersfield two weeks later .
The fact that Australians Brandon Costin and Ben Roarty and Papua New Guinean Stanley Gene were regarded as the three most consistent Giants' performers, clearly didn't help Huddersfield's home cause.
But hopes had been high that full-back Paul Reilly would be able to stake a claim, although the late-season form of Bradford Bulls' Stuart Reardon, who was the man-of-the-match in Saturday's Tetley's Super League Grand Final, scuppered that.
The Giants will, of course, be represented in the European Nations Cup, with Iain Morrison playing for Scotland, Hefin O'Hare for Wales and Mick Slicker for Ireland.
Former Giants coach John Kear has named an 18-man England A squad for next Wednesday's Griffin Park clash and has included ex-Huddersfield men Martin Gleeson and Chris Thorman, who both missed out on Great Britain places after being in the initial squad.
The average age of Kear's squad is just 22, although there is no place for Wigan's 19-year-old scrum half Luke Robinson.
In his absence, Kear has opted for either Thorman, Wakefield's Jamie Rooney or Leeds duo Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire to fill the half-back role.
England A: Aspinwall (Wigan), Briscoe (Wigan), Burrow (Leeds), Diskin (Leeds), Gardner (St Helens), Gleeson (St Helens), Higham (St Helens), Hock (Wigan), Lynch (Castleford), McGuire (Leeds), O'Loughlin (Wigan), Parker (Bradford), Radford (Bradford), Reardon (Bradford), Sculthorpe (Wigan), Sibbitt (Warrington), Thorman (London), Tickle (Wigan).
There's representative action at Keighley's Cougar Park tonight when the National League II side entertain New Zealand A (7.30).
Included in that side is former Great Britain hooker Lee Jackson and Keighley legend Jason Ramshaw who is retiring after the game.
Relegated Halifax, meanwhile, have further strengthened their squad by signing Widnes hooker Phil Cantillon as a replacement for new Giants recruit Sean Penkywicz.
The experienced Super League campaigner is the latest high-profile arrival at The Shay.
He joins just days after Jamie Bloem, who made such a positive impact with the Giants last season and is back at Halifax for a third time.
Also signed at the same time as Bloem was winger Oli Marns, who will be battling with Rikki Sheriffe for an outside back spot.
Sheriffe is, of course, on the Giants Super League squad books, but has been loaned out to Halifax for next season after impressing for the Calderdale club in a spell at The Shay at the end of the last top-flight campaign.
Halifax are now building a side that could prove effective in National League I next year.
They have already tied up a number of their most promising youngsters for the new campaign, including player of the year Jaymes Chapman.
And the club have not ruled out skipper Johnny Lawless accepting a new offer.