Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is delighted his team's achievement in topping the league for the first time for 81 years has been rewarded by their domination of the 2013 Super League Dream Team, which for the first time contains no overseas players.
Giants captain Danny Brough, who is among the front-runners for the prestigious Man of Steel award after a stellar season, is joined in the line-up by four of his team-mates - centre Leroy Cudjoe, hooker Shaun Lunt, second-rower Brett Ferres and prop Eorl Crabtree.
"It's a recognition of their consistency," Anderson said. "If you look at them, they've all played well all year.
"It's a good sign of where we've come from. It's not just that they've had a good couple of months at the back end of the season.
"I remember Leroy and Lunty killing it in round one, as did Brett Ferres.
"They've all been doing it all year and that's been the key for us - they've shown that consistency along with the rest of the boys around them.
"They're the fortunate five. I'm sure you could argue for a few more as well."
Crabtree, Cudjoe and Ferres are all in contention for the World Cup, having played in England's win over the Exiles earlier this year, while Brough is expected to captain Scotland and Anderson also believes Lunt deserves a recall following his sensational season.
"From a selfish point of view, I want them training with us but obviously Broughy is in there with Scotland and I'd like to see Lunty in the England team, along with Eorl, Brett and Leroy," Anderson said.
"His selection in this Dream Team shows he's been consistent all year."
The Giants five are among nine debutants in the team selected by a panel of broadcasters and journalists and unveiled at Huddersfield's John Smith's Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Challenge Cup winners Wigan have four players in full-back Sam Tomkins, winger Josh Charnley, loose forward Sean O'Loughlin, who all retain their places from 2012, and scrum-half Matty Smith.
The team is drawn from just five clubs, with Warrington failing to supply a single representative for the first time since 2006.
Hull's 20-year-old centre Ben Crooks is the youngest player selected, much to his own surprise.
"I had no idea I was going to be up for anything like this," he said. "I didn't have any aspirations for it.
"I just wanted to play well week in, week out and keep improving. To get selected for something like this is amazing for me."
Crooks, who is expected to return from injury for Friday's sudden-death play-off tie with Catalan Dragons at the KC Stadium, is joined in the Dream Team by his wing partner Tom Lineham, who is just 21, while at the other end of the age scale, there is a recall for 35-year-old Leeds prop Jamie Peacock.
Peacock, whose last appearance in the Dream Team came in 2009, has now made an unprecedented eighth appearance, one more than former St Helens hooker Keiron Cunningham with whom he shared the record.
The only player not involved in the Super League play-offs that kick this week off is second-rower Danny Kirmond, who has been the stand-out performer for Wakefield in 2013.
It is the first time in its 18-year history that the Dream Team comprises 13 British players which the Rugby Football League believes reflects the investment in player development by Super League clubs over the last decade, but it may also be down to a shortage of elite talent from the NRL.
The absence of any overseas players comes 12 years after the 2001 Dream Team contained just six British players, including Peacock.