THEY'RE good friends off the field and great playing partners on it.
Giant forwards Eorl Crabtree and Jonathan Grayshon have been two of Huddersfield's brightest stars at the start of Super League X.
The impact the pair have been making from the bench has been nothing short of sensational, helping to provide their team with a vital lift at crucial stages of games.
But this hasn't come by chance.
Both the 6ft 5in Crabtree and 6ft 6in Grayshon have worked tremendously hard during the off season to stamp their big frames on the Super League scene.
And they are now reaping the rewards of working under the fitness regime of Head of Athletic Performance Geoff Evans and the playing roles handed to them by head coach Jon Sharp.
The confidence of these young men - Crabtree is 22 and Grayshon is 21 - has increased 10-fold as a result and they admit they are in their element.
"I'm feeling fitter and stronger than ever and loving it right now," said Grayshon.
"I still think there's a lot more to come from me, but I know that will come under Jon's coaching and Geoff's fitness regime.
"Towards the end of last season I was pleased with my form, and this year is a continuation of that.
"The best way to carry on improving is by playing regularly in Super League and making sure no-one takes your place.
"We've got fantastic competition for places at the club, and that's helping us work extra hard in training.
"I've been playing prop a lot more this season, which is something I like because you're more involved down the middle.
"Obviously, my appearances have come from the bench and I've heard others say that when Eorl and myself come onto the field we helped lift the side.
"We certainly enjoy teaming up together in attack and defence, and trying to get in among the opposition.
"And we do feel we are doing a pretty solid job and doing are bit to help the team effort.
"But one of the main things is that we're thoroughly enjoying the role we've been given.
"It's really helping to bring the best out of us."
Those sentiments were echoed by Crabtree, who found himself sidelined in the final run-in to last season but recovered to play a big role in the England squad that won last autumn's European Nations Cup.
His form has got even better since then and, just like Grayshon, he believes there is still a lot more still to come.
"Jonny and me are really good mates and we try and help each other out on the field," said Crabtree.
"We do help to lift each other when the going gets tough, and that's important.
"But, up to now, the going hasn't been `over-tough' because we've enjoyed some good spells in all the games we've played so far this year.
"As a result, confidence in the squad is high and we always go into matches believing we can dominate the opposition and get the win.
"And, personally, this is the most confident I've felt about my own game.
"I now believe I have the extra pace and power to make a good impact for the Giants at prop, and I'm hoping that continues for quite some time.
"As far as I'm concerned, this is a great time to be at the club."