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03 Mar 2018 by TSZ

2018 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 4th March, 15:00

Where? The Mobile Rocket Stadium

What channel is it on? Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://trinity.mysportsticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Baldwinson, Caton-Brown, Crowther, England, Fifita, Finn, Grix, Hampshire, Hirst, Huby, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Kirmond, Miller, Pauli, Tupou

Unavailable: Chris Annakin, Justin Horo, Reece Lyne, Kyle Wood

  • Wakefield’s perfect start to the season continued as they defeated Catalans in the south of France. Trinity were behind at half-time but came back in the second half to claim a two-point victory.
  • Chris Chester has made three changes to his 19-man squad with Justin Horo, Reece Lyne and Kyle Wood all dropping out. Joe Arundel, Keegan Hirst and Jordan Crowther are their replacements.
  • Wakefield have won four of the last six meetings between the two sides in all competitions and will be confident of extending that run here due to their impressive start to the season.

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

Head Coach: Rick Stone

Squad: Brough, Clough, Ferguson, Gaskell, Hinchcliffe, Ikahihifo, Leeming, Mamo, McGillvary, McIntosh, Murphy, O’Brien, Rankin, Roberts, Roche, Smith, Ta’ai, Turner, Wood

Unavailable: Leroy Cudjoe, Shannon Wakeman, Alex Mellor, Tom Symonds, Michael Lawrence, Tyler Dickinson, Adam Walne

  • Huddersfield fell short in their bid to win back-to-back games as they fell to defeat to early league leaders St Helens last weekend.
  • Head coach Rick Stone has made just one change to his squad with Sam Wood replacing the injured Adam Walne.
  • The Giants have lost six of their last seven away fixtures in Super League and travel to a side that have won their first three games this season.

KEY STATS

  • Wakefield Trinity have won their last 4 Super League matches
  • Huddersfield Giants have lost 6 of their last 7 away Super League matches
  • Wakefield Trinity have won 4 of the last 6 meetings between the two sides in all competitions
  • There has been a total of 250 points scored in the last 6 meetings between the two sides in all competitions at an average of 41.7 per game
  • There has been a total of 43 tries scored in the last 6 meetings between the two sides in all competitions at an average of 7.2 per game
  • Huddersfield Giants' Jermaine McGillvary has scored 15 tries in his last 15 meetings between the two sides in all competitions
  • Wakefield Trinity's Ben Jones-Bishop has scored 5 tries in his last 4 meetings between the two sides in all competitions
  • Huddersfield Giants have lost their last 3 away Super League matches by a 24 or more point margin

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield and Huddersfield are due to face off on Sunday following Friday’s postponement due to the weather with Wakefield working extremely hard to get the fixture to go ahead. That might be a conscious effort on their behalf as they look to keep the momentum rolling at the start of a season that has seen them win their first three games. That should become four on the trot here against a Huddersfield side that have struggled away from home in recent times.

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