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