June 29, 2021 2:59 PM
Ash Wheldon

2021 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!

THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Thursday 1st July, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons taking place? John Smith's Stadium

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

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

Where can I stream Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons? Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants produced another poor display as they fell to defeat against a severely weakened Hull FC side, a result that leaves Ian Watson’s men with just three wins to their name this season.
  • That was their third loss in succession and they have managed just four tries during those contests. The Giants were also under-strength against Hull but will feel they had enough to win and they look a long way short of making the top six.

20-man squad: Ashall-Bott, Ashworth, Cudjoe, Edwards, Gaskell, Gavet, Golding, Greenwood, Hewitt, Jones, Leutele, McGillvary, McQueen, Russell, Senior, Trout, Ja. Wardle, Wilson, Wood, Yates

Unavailable: Joe Wardle, Adam O’Brien, Michael Lawrence, Jack Cogger, Aidan Sezer, Matty English, James Cunningham, Darnell McIntosh

Questionable:

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans Dragons did what was required to maintain their spot at the top of the Super League table as they extended their winning run in the league to six matches thanks to a hard-fought success over Castleford Tigers.
  • The Dragons were in control for much of the contest as they came out on top of a low-scoring game and the French outfit are boosted for this game owing to the return of Sam Tomkins and Tom Davies from international duty as well as Ben Garcia from injury.

21-man squad: Baitieri, Belmas, Bousquet, Davies, Drinkwater, Dudson, Garcia, Goudemand, Jullien, Kasiano, Laguerre, Langi, Maloney, McMeeken, Mourgue, Rouge, Seguier, S. Tomkins, Whare, Whitley, Yaha

Unavailable: Joel Tomkins, Michael McIlorum, Alrix Da Costa

Questionable: Ben Garcia

THE PREDICTION

Huddersfield Giants will need to be much better on both sides of the ball but particularly in attack after underwhelming once again last time out against Hull FC. The Giants blew a 10-0 half-time lead as they were kept scoreless in the second half and they have now lost their last three outings. Things do not get any easier for them as they host league leaders Catalans Dragons in this clash with the away side arriving on the back of a six-game winning streak in Super League. They are performing consistently well and are boosted by the return of the influential Sam Tomkins for this fixture so it would be a surprise if the Dragons failed to win this one to extend their impressive run of form.

TSZ Latest