2020 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Sunday 2nd August, 2020 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos? 17c, partly cloudy

What channel is Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Huddersfield Giants 0-44 Leeds Rhinos

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants started the Super League campaign in impressive fashion as they won four of their five games before the season came to a halt and they will look to continue that run as they take on Leeds Rhinos.
  • Despite their strong start, their last game ended in disappointment as they crashed out of the Challenge Cup in a poor defeat to Toronto Wolfpack.
  • The Giants are in decent shape ahead of this clash and are set to hand fullback Ashton Golding a debut but Jermaine McGillvary is out with Ukuma Ta’ai another notable absentee.

21-man squad: Cudjoe, Edwards, English, Gaskell, Gavet, Golding, Holmes, Lawrence, Matagi, McIntosh, Murphy, O’Brien, Russell, I. Senior, L. Senior, Sezer, Turner, Walne, Ja. Wardle, Wilson, Wood

Unavailable: Jermaine McGillvary (Injured), Ukuma Ta’ai (Injured), Paul Clough (Injured), Joe Wardle (Injured)

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LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds Rhinos overcame a poor start to the season to win four on the bounce before the campaign was temporarily suspended and they will restart in a strong position even though their win over Toronto Wolfpack has been removed.
  • They were big winners over the Wolfpack in their last match and they will be full of confidence ahead of their return to action with Kruise Leeming set to make his debut after overcoming a knee injury.
  • Liam Sutcliffe is not included after handing in a transfer request while there is still no sign of Stevie Ward who remains injured along with Jack Walker and Dom Crosby.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, T. Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Donaldson, Dwyer, Gale, Handley, Holroyd, Hurrell, Leeming, Lui, Martin, McLelland, Mellor, Myler, Newman, Oledzki, Prior, Seumanufagai, Smith, A. Sutcliffe

Unavailable: Stevie Ward (Injured), Jack Walker (Injured), Dom Crosby (Injured)

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THE PREDICTION

Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos were two of the more impressive performers before the season was halted and they will be eager to start quickly in order to retain their spots in the top four. Both showed their quality before the lockdown but it will count for little in this shortened season if they do not maintain their consistency. This game could go either way with both having potential match-winners but it should be an open game with at least 45 points likely.

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