Team news: Catalans v Huddersfield (Sat)

Catalans will be without David Mead on Saturday, but Huddersfield will welcome the return of Aaron Murphy.

Steve McNamara has made one change to his Catalans Dragons squad that lost at Castleford Tigers last week. Papua New Guinea international Mead won’t play due to family reasons and he has been replaced by Arthur Romano.

Huddersfield Giants coach Simon Woolford has made a couple of changes to his side that were defeated by Salford Red Devils last time out. Lee Gaskell and Ukuma Ta’ai drop out of the squad, with Sam Hewitt and Murphy being included.

The televised Super League round two match takes place at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday, 5pm kick-off (UK time).

Drew’s dabble: Catalans need to make their home a fortress this year, and they are priced at 11/4 to win by 11-20 points.

Catalans’ 19-man squad: Tony Gigot, Brayden Wiliame, Lewis Tierney, Samisoni Langi, Matty Smith, Remi Casty, Micky McIlorum, Sam Moa, Kenny Edwards, Ben Garcia, Julian Bousquet, Mickael Simon, Benjamin Jullien, Matt Whitley, Alrix Da Costa, Mickael Goudemand, Jason Baitieri, Arthur Romano, Sam Tomkins.

Huddersfield’s 19-man squad: Darnell McIntosh, Jordan Turner, Akuila Uate, Matt Frawley, Kruise Leeming, Suaia Matagi, Aaron Murphy, Alex Mellor, Michael Lawrence, Adam O’Brien, Oliver Roberts, Matty English, Scott Grix, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Adam Walne, Sam Hewitt, Innes Senior, Izaac Farrell, Joe Wardle.

Catalans are priced at 1/4 to emerge victorious, while Huddersfield’s odds are 3/1.

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