Friday, 15 February 2013

Huddersfield v Wigan Preview

Team news
  Huddersfield have named their 19 which sees  Jacob Fairbank and Anthony Mullally come in to replace Luke George and Luke O’Donnell.

 Huddersfield 1. Scott Grix 3. Leroy Cudjoe 4. Joe Wardle 5. Jermaine McGillvary 6. Danny Brough
7. Luke Robinson 8. Eorl Crabtree 9. Shaun Lunt 10. Craig Kopczak 11. Brett Ferres 13. David Faiumu 15. Larne Patrick 16. Jason Chan 17. Ukuma Ta'ai 18. Aaron Murphy 19. Jamie Cording
20. Jacob Fairbank 22. Anthony Mullally 29. Stuart Fielden.

Wigan Warriors have named their 19 man squad for Saturday's away trip to face Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith's Stadium.

Paul Prescott is missing due to injury and Dom Crosby retains his place in the 19 in an unchanged squad. 

Wigan -Greg Burke, Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby, Gil Dudson, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Anthony Gelling, Darrell Goulding, Blake Green, Jack Hughes, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Sean O'Loughlin, Sam Powell, Pat Richards, Matty Smith, Scott Taylor, Iain Thornley, Sam Tomkins
Match Preview
The game sees the hosts sitting top of the table after two comfortable wins over Saints and London giving them massive confidence against a Wigan side who are still undefeated after an easy win over Salford and a tough draw against Warrington.

Huddersfield will be keen to replicate their form from when the teams met at the beginning of 2012 in Wigan and will hope to avenge a run of three consecutive defeats at home to the Warriors, the last coming last May with Wigan winning 32-12.

Both sides take to the field with a mass of home grown talent which can only be good for the English game. Huddersfield will have to watch out for Tomkins and Charnley who are the main threats from Wigan and will hope that Cudjoe, Crabtree and the pacy Luke George do the home fans proud.

Skemnews prediction
Due to both sides having good form so early in the season and both still yet to be defeated, a close match is the likely outcome but despite Huddersfield having a 100% record I see Wigan getting the win with the momentum of the Warrington game still in them. So score wise I will go for Huddersfield 16 Wigan 28