HUDDERSFIELD Giants face the might of a full-strength Super League opponent for the third time in 11 days when they take on Wigan Warriors at the JJB Stadium tonight (7.45).
Having already faced a full-strength Bradford side and then a Castleford team also boasting its big guns, the Giants already have a battle-hardened edge to them.
And that's just as well, because they will come up against a Wigan side who will be pumped up and ready to mark Kris Radlinski's benefit match with a stylish performance.
It will also be the first time several of Wigan's new signings will have worn the famous cherry and white at the JJB Stadium.
Australian Pat Richards will tonight make his debut, while Scott Logan, Mark Calderwood, Mickey Higham and Iafeta Paleaaesina will be paraded in front of the Wigan faithful for the first time.
Unfortunately, there is no Radlinski himself because of a continuing knee problem, and Gareth Hock, Bryan Fletcher and Paul Prescott are also missing.
But everyone else is ready to play - a fact that has delighted Sharp.
"Another big test is just what we need right now," said Sharp.
"The aim all along was to hit the ground running for the start of the Super League season.
"And having already had very tough games against Bradford and Castleford, we've got another big test tonight against Wigan - and that's what we need if our aim is to be achieved."
Sharp's squad picked up no injuries during the last-gasp 24-22 triumph at Castleford on Sunday.
New second-rower Andy Raleigh's debut was cut short after he picked up a cut hand and was forced to withdraw.
As a result, he is expected to be given a little more game time than originally intended in order to show Sharp what he can do.
A 20-man squad will be making the trip across the M62, with teenager Thomas Hemingway making his first senior pre-season start of the campaign.
He is expected to form a half-back partnership with Chris Thorman, with Robbie Paul rested after two impressive Giants' run-outs.
There's also a debut senior call for back-rower Simon George who, like Hemingway, has so far only seen action for an Academy squad in the Infirmary Cup clash at Halifax on January 2 when the sides drew 22-22.
However, by far the biggest selection surprises are the call-ups for Academy regulars scrum half Paul Mennell and hooker Peter Robinson, who will be sampling life with the Super League squad for the first time.