2019 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Friday 22nd February, 19:45

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves taking place? John Smith's Stadium

What channel is Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves on in the UK? Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves 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 Warrington Wolves?

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

Warrington Wolves – https://shop.warringtonwolves.com/match-tickets.aspx

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

Head Coach: Simon Woolford

Squad: English, Frawley, Gaskell, Grix, Ikahihifo, Lawrence, Leeming, Matagi, McGillvary, McIntosh, Mellor, Murphy, O’Brien, Roberts, Ta’ai, Turner, Uate, Walne, Jo. Wardle

Unavailable: Leroy Cudjoe, Dale Ferguson, Paul Clough

  • Huddersfield failed to come away from the south of France with the win as they went down to their second defeat of the year against Catalans and now host unbeaten Warrington in a tough-looking fixture.

  • The Giants have had a rocky start to the season with injuries depleting their options although they should have some bodies back this week after Simon Woolford named some of his injured stars in the 19.

  • England winger Jermaine McGillvary and stand-off Lee Gaskell are both back to bolster the side whilst Ukuma Ta’ai also makes a welcome return after his visa issues were sorted but that means there is no place for youngsters Innes Senior, Izaac Farrell and Sam Hewitt.

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Atkins, Austin, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, King, Lineham, Livett, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Tasi, Walker

Unavailable: Kevin Brown, Ben Currie, Ben Westwood

  • Warrington were given a scare against Hull KR but made it back-to-back wins to begin the season with the Wolves having plenty more to come and travel to a Huddersfield side who have lost both of their opening matches.

  • Toby King returns from a ban but could face a battle to regain his place after Harvey Livett put in a good display against Hull KR although both players might earn a place in the 17 come kick-off.

  • Sitaleki Akauola is the odd man out this week as he makes way in the 19-man squad for King as Steve Price highlights the depth to his squad with Ben Currie still yet to make his comeback from a long-term knee injury.

THE PREDICTION

Warrington still look the team to beat early in this Super League season and if anything, their narrow win over Hull KR highlighted that. They still have plenty of improving to do as a team and that could spell bad news for a Huddersfield side without a win from their opening two contests this season. Despite receiving a boost with the return of some big names this week, the Giants still have a lot to prove with Warrington having too much for them.