SL preview: Huddersfield v Wigan (Thu)

Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson has recalled a host of big names for the visit of Wigan, including the Giants’ Dream Team quintet of Danny Brough, Leroy Cudjoe, Shaun Lunt, Brett Ferres and Eorl Crabtree.

Also returning for the League Leaders are Luke Robinson, Jermaine McGillvary, Scott Grix, Craig Kopczak, Ukuma Ta’ai and Dale Ferguson, with the latter pair overcoming initial injury doubts.

For Wigan Gil Dudson returns, but head coach Shaun Wane will be without the services of Epalahame Lauaki.

Also missing for the Warriors are Sam Powell and Chris Tuson, with Logan Tomkins and James Greenwood taking their respective places in the 19-man squad.

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

Wigan 19-man squad: Charnley, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Green, Greenwood, Hansen, Hughes, McIlorum, Mossop, A. Powell, Richards, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, L. Tomkins, S. Tomkins.

Last 10 meetings:

Wigan 12, Huddersfield 30 (SLR24, 9/8/13)

Huddersfield 22, Wigan 10 (SLR3, 16/2/13)

Huddersfield 12, Wigan 32 (SLR14, 18/5/12)

Wigan 16, Huddersfield 20 (SLR1, 5/2/12)

Wigan 46, Huddersfield 12 (SLR18, 25/6/11)

Huddersfield 6, Wigan 20 (SLR6, 18/3/11)

Wigan 16, Huddersfield 18 (SLR25, 15/8/10)

Huddersfield 30, Wigan 38 (SLR14, 16/5/10)

Huddersfield 10, Wigan 28 (SLR13, 2/5/10)

(at Murrayfield, Edinburgh)

Huddersfield 48, Wigan 16 (SLR27, 13/9/09)

Previous play-off meetings: None

Super League summary:

Huddersfield won 12

Wigan won 21

Huddersfield highest score: 48-16 (H, 2009) (also widest margin)

Wigan highest score: 68-6 (H, 2000) (also widest margin)

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