SL Preview: Huddersfield v Catalan (Fri)

Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson has named his 19-man squad for the Round 20 Super League fixture against Catalan Dragons.

There is only one change to the Giants squad that enjoyed victory over Leeds Rhions last time out, with Matty Dawson making way for the returning Luke George.

Meanwhile, Dragons supremo Laurent Frayssinous makes one change to his squad for the game at the John Smiths Stadium on Friday night, as Jamal Fakir, injured last round against Hull KR, gives way to Julian Bousquet.

Huddersfield 19-man squad: Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta’ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Mullally.

Catalan 19-man squad: Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Simon, Bousquet, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escaré.

Prediction: Huddersfield to win in what will be a very physical game.


Huddersfield are looking for their sixth consecutive win in all competitions over Catalan, with the Dragons last victory in this fixture coming in 2009.

Super League summary:

Huddersfield won 10

Catalan won 7 (Including 2009 play-off victory)

0 Draws

Huddersfield highest score: 42-34 (H, 2006) (Widest margin: 48-6; H, 2010)

Catalan highest score: 48-0 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)

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