EXCITED Giants coach Jon Sharp emerged briefly from the Great Britain camp today to declare: "We're ready!"
The Lions tonight face world champions Australia in the Gillette Tri-Nations final at Elland Road (6.15), with many predicting a Great Britain win.
That's largely based on the nature of the Lions' 24-12 triumph over Australia in the Tri-Nations group clash a fortnight ago.
It was a match that earned Great Britain head coach Brian Noble and assistant Sharp a great deal of credit.
And the Giants chief sees no reason why there can't be a repeat on the biggest Tri-Nations stage.
"The boys are confident, but not over-confident," reported Sharp.
"We proved against the Australians two weeks ago that they can be beaten, which was a massive psychological hurdle to overcome.
"And we go into the final knowing they can be beaten again.
"But we also know they will be smarting from that defeat and will be doing everything within their power to avoid a repeat.
"They are a magnificent side and we can't afford to switch off against them for one minute.
"If we do, we could soon find ourselves well adrift."
Noble will not be naming his side until an hour before kick-off, although the line-up is unlikely to produce any surprises.
Yet Sharp admitted the final selection process has been tough.
"Everyone has trained really well this week," he added.
"You can tell how desperate every member of the squad is with the way they've worked.
"That hasn't made picking the final team easy at all."