2019 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Friday 3rd May, 19:45

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? John Smith's Stadium

What channel is Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity on in the UK? Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity?

Huddersfield Giants – https://giants.tickethour.co.uk/

Wakefield Trinity – https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

Head Coach: Simon Woolford

Squad: Clough, Frawley, Hewitt, Ikahihifo, Lawrence, Leeming, Matagi, McGillvary, McIntosh, Mellor, Murphy, O’Brien, Roberts, Russell, I. Senior, L. Senior, Ta’ai, Turner, Uate

Unavailable: Leroy Cudjoe, Dale Ferguson, Adam Walne, Lee Gaskell, Joe Wardle

  • Huddersfield produced an awful second half as they threw away a half-time lead in conceding 38 unanswered points against Warrington with head coach Simon Woolford furious with that effort.

  • Louis and Innes Senior both appeared for the Giants against Warrington with the twins managing to retain their places in the squad this week and both will hope they did enough to line-up in the 17 once again.

  • Sebastine Ikahihifo is back in the mix for the Giants along with Oliver Roberts and Jordan Turner who return from injury but Joe Wardle is out through concussion whilst his brother Jake and Matty English also drop out of the squad.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arona, Caton-Brown, Crowther, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kershaw, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Pauli, Randell, Reynolds, Wood

Unavailable: Craig Huby, James Batchelor, Tom Johnstone, Danny Brough, Jacob Miller, Anthony England, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst

  • Wakefield produced a poor performance as they went down to play-off rivals Hull FC as they slipped down the Super League table and now face a Huddersfield side looking to get themselves into that mix.

  • Trinity continue to struggle with injuries but came through the Hull game without any further knocks and they remain with eight first-teamers on the sidelines with Wakefield’s resources stretched to the limit.

  • They should be able to call upon Tyler Randell this week after he failed to prove his fitness despite been named in the 19-man squad for the Hull game but he is named again in an unchanged squad for the trip to Huddersfield.

THE PREDICTION

Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford was left to rue his side's shambolic second half effort as they allowed Warrington to score 38 unanswered points to surrender a half-time lead. They now face a busted Wakefield side in what shapes as a crucial game for both teams. Both will be looking for a response to their poor efforts last week but in Huddersfield’s case, it was only their second half that let them down. They showed some good signs against Warrington and if they can replicate that first half performance, they will come out on top here.