2021 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 May, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? John Smith's Stadium

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

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

Where can I stream Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos? Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants suffered yet another defeat as Ian Watson’s start to life in charge continued to falter with the Giants still yet to get off the mark in Super League after going down to St. Helens last week.
  • Saints were far from their best but the Giants could still not match them as they struggled to create with the ball, although Watson will hope to have more strike out wide in this game with Ricky Leutele in line to return from injury.

21-man squad: Ashworth, Cogger, Cudjoe, Cunningham, Edwards, English, Gaskell, Gavet, Greenwood, Jones, Lawrence, Leutele, McIntosh, McGillvary, McQueen, O’Brien, Russell, Sezer, Wilson, Wood, Yates

Unavailable: Ashton Golding, Joe Wardle, Jake Wardle

Questionable: Ricky Leutele

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds Rhinos produced a woeful attacking display as they barely laid a finger on Hull KR last week and that loss was Leeds’ fourth in a row in all competitions with Richard Agar’s side needing to show serious improvements here.
  • The Rhinos have scored just 22 points in their last three Super League outings and with some of their key playmakers still sidelined, there could be plenty of pressure on Liam Sutcliffe to create if he returns to the side from injury.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, T. Briscoe, Broadbent, Donaldson, Dwyer, Eastmond, Gannon, Hall, Handley, Hurrell, Leeming, Martin, Mellor, O’Connor, Oledzki, Prior, A. Sutcliffe, L. Sutcliffe, Thompson, Vuniyayawa, Walters

Unavailable: Jack Walker, Rob Lui, Harry Newman, Callum McLelland, Tom Holroyd, Luke Gale, Zane Tetevano, Cameron Smith, Richie Myler

Questionable: Liam Sutcliffe

THE PREDICTION

Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos have both struggled in the early stages of the Super League season and the pair have managed to win just one game between them after four rounds. There is pressure on both teams ahead of this clash with them not wanting to lose too much ground on the top sides even at this early point of the year. They have both had their issues on both sides of the ball but with points hard to come by with just 104 scored between the two so far, this should contest should produce no more than 43 points.

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