HUDDERSFIELD-BORN Leeds star Keith Senior has paid tribute to the work being done by Giants coach Jon Sharp with the successful Great Britain Tri-Nations squad.
Former Huddersfield YMCA junior Senior was again a tryscorer as the Lions beat New Zealand 26-24 to go into Saturday's Tri-Nations final against Australia at Elland Road on the back of a three-game winning run.
Senior has played a vital role in making that possible, scoring the winning try against the Kangaroos a fortnight ago and backing that up with Britain's first against the Kiwis at the weekend.
But he admits everyone in the Lions squad deserves credit for the current success - including Lions assistant coach Sharp.
"Sharpy has become more and more involved, day by day," said Senior.
"His contribution has been superb and he definitely deserves some of the credit for the success we're having.
"But I think you can say that about everyone in this squad.
"It's been a great team effort, and that's probably been the main reason for what we have achieved so far, although we know the hardest part will come on Saturday in the final."
Sharp is known to have had a big input on the defensive front - an area which has earned widespread praise, particularly in the two games against world champions Australia.
That standard slipped as the Lions conceded four tries against New Zealand at the weekend, when five key men were rested.
But obviously Sharp and Great Britain head coach Brian Noble will have addressed that in time for Saturday.