SUPER 8S PREVIEW: Huddersfield v Castleford

Both of these teams are eyeing a top-four place, with Huddersfield currently third in Super League.

The Giants are two points clear of the Tigers, who sit in fifth spot in the table.

Paul Anderson has named an unchanged Huddersfield side, with the Giants now starting to find some fluency as the crucial stage of the campaign moves on.

Michael Shenton misses out for Cas, while winger Justin Carney has been suspended by the club for a disciplinary matter.

Denny Solomona returns to add depth to the backline, while prop Ryan Boyle is also included.

Huddersfield (19-man squad): Grix, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Huby, Hughes, Lawrence, Kopczak, Ta’ai, Broughton, Ellis, Connor, Leeming, Roberts, Smith

Castleford (19-man squad): Boyle, Channing, Cook, Dorn, Finn, Gale, Gibson, Holmes, Lynch, Massey, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Moors, Roberts, Solomona, Springer, Wheeldon

Stats:

Huddersfield have won their last six home meetings with Castleford, with the Tigers’ last away win against the Giants coming 13-6 on 19 June, 2009.

Eorl Crabtree needs one appearance to reach 400 for Huddersfield. Crabtree made his Giants debut as a substitute in a 43-12 defeat to London Broncos at The Valley, Charlton, on 13 April, 2001.

Huddersfield’s Jermaine MCgillvary has scored tries in his last three games (2-2-1).

Super League Summary:

Huddersfield won 15
Castleford won 20
Huddersfield highest score: 64-12 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)
Castleford highest score: 52-6 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)

Last 10 meetings:

Castleford 16, Huddersfield 24 (SLR15, 21/5/15)
Huddersfield 22, Castleford 0 (SLR5, 12/3/15)
Castleford 44, Huddersfield 30 (SLR20, 11/7/14)
Huddersfield 29, Castleford 28 (SLR11, 4/5/14)
Huddersfield 48, Castleford 32 (SLR22, 21/7/13)
Castleford 24, Huddersfield 40 (SLR11, 6/4/13)
Castleford 52, Huddersfield 6 (SLR20, 8/7/12)
Huddersfield 42, Castleford 4 (SLR7, 16/3/12)
Castleford 22, Huddersfield 18 (CCQF, 24/7/11)
Huddersfield 40, Castleford 18 (SLR16, 5/6/11) (at The Shay, Halifax)

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