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03 Jun 2017 by TSZ

Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves Preview

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The Lowdown

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield fell to a narrow defeat to Wakefield in their last game but unlike their opponents in this game, only played one game during last weekend's double header.
  • Rick Stone has included new signing Jordan Turner after the former St. Helens man was allowed to leave Canberra Raiders. Captain Danny Brough also returns following the completion of his two-match ban.
  • Huddersfield will go level on points with Warrington if they can get the win here and are boosted by the fact that they have won the last three home Super League meetings between the two sides.

Head Coach: Rick Stone

Squad: Danny Brough, Paul Clough, Leroy Cudjoe, Dale Ferguson, Lee Gaskell, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Kruise Leeming, Jake Mamo, Nathan Mason, Jermaine McGillvary, Darnell McIntosh, Alex Mellor, Aaron Murphy, Adam O'Brien, Sam Rapira, Oliver Roberts, Jordan Turner, Shannon Wakeman

Unavailable: Tom Symonds (Knee), Ukuma Ta’ai (Back), Michael Lawrence (Knee)

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington lost both of their games against Leeds and Salford in last weekend's double header, conceding 78 points in the process and scoring just 12.
  • Tony Smith is forced into one change with hooker Daryl Clark missing this game through suspension. Winger Kevin Penny comes into the 19-man squad in his place.
  • Warrington's home form has helped the Wolves climb up the table after their poor start to the season but their away form is still a concern with them losing six of their last seven fixtures away from the Halliwell Jones.

Head Coach: Tony Smith

Squad: Ryan Atkins, Kevin Brown, Mike Cooper, Dominic Crosby, Brad Dwyer, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Benjamin Jullien, George King, Tom Lineham, Declan Patton, Kevin Penny, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Russell, Andre Savelio, Ashton Sims, Morgan Smith, Joe Westerman

Unavailable: Daryl Clark (Suspended), Toby King (Hamstring), Ben Currie (Knee), Ben Westwood (Hand), Kurt Gidley (Injury)


Analysis - what to expect
A crucial game in the race for the Super 8s sees Huddersfield host Warrington with both needing a win to try and avoiding ending the season in the Middle 8s. Huddersfield's game against St. Helens on Monday was postponed but Warrington had to back up against Salford which could play a big part in this game. Warrington's away form is also a concern for Wolves fans so it could be the Giants, boosted by the return of Danny Brough and the inclusion of new signing Jordan Turner, who manage to claim a tight game here.

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