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Wakefield v Huddersfield

17 Sep 20 0 Comments

Written by Callum Walker

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Thursday 17th September, 20:15, Super League Round 7, John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, Wakefield Trinity versus Huddersfield Giants Match Preview

Finally, both Wakefield and Huddersfield will be able to make up for their lost game of round 7 on Thursday night. With Trinity and the Giants on five-match losing runs after lockdown, this fixture will be vital in their attempts to get back on the horse. Those defeats have left Huddersfield in eighth and Wakefield in tenth with little hope of making the top four play-offs, though the Giants have lost three of their five games by just one point.

Wakefield Trinity

Trinity boss Chris Chester is set to hand a debut to prop Eddie Battye following his loan move from London, though fellow loanee Innes Senior cannot face his parent club. Kyle Wood, James Batchelor, Adam Tangata and Jack Croft rejoin the squad.

21 Man Squad
Yusuf Aydin Connor Bailey
James Batchelor Eddie Battye
Jack Croft Jordan Crowther
Tony Gigot Ryan Hampshire
Ben Jones-Bishop Max Jowitt
Liam Kay Craig Kopczak
Reece Lyne Romain Navarrete
Jay Pitts Adam Tangata
Kelepi Tanginoa Bill Tupou
Joe Westerman Kyle Wood
Josh Wood

Coach: Chris Chester

Huddersfield Giants

Adam O’Brien is out with a neck injury sustained in last week’s loss to Leeds with 21-year-old Reiss Butterworth called up in his place. Both Owen Trout and Chris McQueen keep their spots.

21 Man Squad
Reiss Butterworth Leroy Cudjoe
Kenny Edwards Matthew English
James Gavet Ashton Golding
Sam Hewitt Michael Lawrence
Suaia Matagi Jermaine McGillvary
Darnell McIntosh Oliver Russell
Aidan Sezer Owen Trout
Jordan Turner Joe Wardle
Jake Wardle Oliver Wilson
Sam Wood Dominic Young

Coach: Simon Woolford


Wakefield have actually won their last four against the Giants, including a 36-10 victory in September last year.


Huddersfield Giants by 8

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