CHALLENGE Cup chatter has obviously been at full volume over the past sevens days.
Last week, it was all about preparing to do battle at Halifax in the fourth round.
Now, it's a case of looking ahead to our home tie against York City Knights next month with a quarter-final spot at stake.
We've obviously got the small matter of several Super League matches before the next round of the Cup, starting with the game at Salford tomorrow night!
But quite clearly the home draw against York has been a topic of conversation.
To be honest, our knowledge of the City Knights is somewhat limited at this stage.
However, our captain Chris Thorman is a resident expert about what we can expect from them because of his brother Paul playing there.
He's watched them a few times, and says they're no mugs, so we can't afford to take them lightly.
But it's fair to say we're really pleased with the opportunity this draw has given us.
I was asked before the draw was made what would be the ideal scenario. It was to be at home and avoid a fellow Super League club.
I know that was being a bit greedy, but that's exactly what we've got!
They say that to progress in the Cup, you need a fair bit of luck and, for us, it's so far, so good. Hopefully, this could be our year.
We know we'll start the tie against the City Knights as firm favourites, so in that sense the biggest threat on the day could be ourselves. Complacency could be our downfall.
But we showed with the way we went about our business in Sunday's win at Halifax that we have the right mental attitude to come through.
The game at The Shay really was a potential banana skin.
Besides facing an opponent that was fired-up and knew they had nothing to lose, we were also competing in conditions which made the contest a bit of a leveller.
For starters, the pitch was very heavy, with 30 tonnes of sand having been put on it during the week to absorb all the rain water.
As a result, it meant it was hard to get a grip on the surface and prevented us from exploiting our extra pace. The conditions also meant skill levels were affected.
However, it would be wrong not to pay credit to the way Halifax played.
Anthony Farrell should be proud of the way his injury-hit side performed, and I hope they can build on this display as their National League campaign gets under way.
Yet the old adage that the cream usually rises to the top was definitely the case on Sunday.
In games like this, you really look to your key playmakers to stand up and be counted.
Brad Drew and Robbie Paul, right, did just that.
The loss through injury of half-backs Chris Thorman and Paul March didn't do us any favours whatsoever.
But Brad and Robbie rose magnificently to the challenge of having extra responsibility.
It was the first time Brad was captain for the day and he led us by example. I also thought he played the referee extremely well and, given the nature of the contest, that shouldn't be underestimated!