HAPPY Giants coach Jon Sharp has got his No1 wish and avoided fellow Super League opposition in the fourth round of the Powergen Challenge Cup.
Huddersfield face the exciting prospect of a big derby showdown at Halifax if the National League I club can beat Cumbrian amateurs Kells in their re-arranged clash at Whitehaven.
Their third-round tie was postponed on Sunday due to a frozen pitch and a new date has yet to be confirmed.
But it would be a massive shock if Sharp and his Giants were not facing Fax at The Shay on Sunday, April 2.
And the Galpharm chief knows that with Huddersfield-based former Fartown favourite Anthony Farrell at the Halifax helm, he can't afford to take anything for granted.
"We have to assume that Halifax will be too strong for Kells, even up in Cumbria," said Sharp.
"If that's the case, then we've got a great derby game ahead of us.
"It won't be easy, we know that. Halifax will be aggressive and pumped up, ready for a physical encounter.
"But although it will be tough, we know the draw could have been much worse for us. The last thing we wanted at this stage was a game against another Super League club.
"After falling to St Helens at the first hurdle last season, we would love to have a good Cup run this time around."
This season's final is scheduled to take place at the new Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 26.
That match is obviously a long way down the track, but Sharp admits that Cup fever has already captured the squad's imagination.
"Our Aussie boys are full of it, in particular Albert Torrens," he added.
"The Challenge Cup and its history means a lot to Australians, and Albert can't wait to play in his first tie."