Super League preview: Huddersfield set for showdown with Wigan
Last Updated: 16/02/13 2:23pm
Matty Smith: could be pivotal in Saturday's clash
Huddersfield have announced two changes to their 19-man squad for the Super League clash against Wigan Warriors on Saturday.
Luke O'Donnell had his contract terminated in the week, while Anthony Mullally and Jacob Fairbanks will be hoping for a place on the bench.
Aaron Murphy is set to come in and replace Luke George on the wing.
Shaun Lunt is set to start at hooker after his man-of-the-match display against London Broncos last time out.
Wigan have named Dominic Crosby in the squad as Paul Prescott is still out after failing to make the game against Warrington last Friday.
The game could be won or lost in the battle of the half-backs, which is set to pit Giants' Luke Robinson and Danny Brough up against Blake Green and Matty Smith of the Warriors.
Warriors head coach Shaun Wane is expecting a tough game against the unbeaten Giants and told the club's official website: "We face another challenge this weekend against Huddersfield who have obviously gone big through the middle, like Warrington they have some really big players who run hard, we are expecting a really physical game.
"It is obvious which way Paul Anderson has gone with his recruitment and this is a real challenge and we need to compete for 80 minutes, I have the players to do it and if we defend with the type of desire we showed last weekend we will be ok.
"I am expecting a really tight game and a bit of an arm wrestle and these are the type of games I want us to play in, it is great for Super League."
Huddersfield squad: Grix, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Patrick, Chan, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Fairbank, Mullally, Fielden.
Wigan squad: Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hughes, McIlorum, Mossop, O'Loughlin, Powell, Richards, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, S Tomkins.
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Hull FC24 - 20Salford Red Devils
St Helens44 - 4Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors60 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
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Castleford Tigers36 - 28Catalans Dragons
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Fri 8th May
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Sun 10th May
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Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
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Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
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Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
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Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
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Fri 12th Jun
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Sun 14th Jun
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Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
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Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
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Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
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