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Disciplinary controversy as loophole exploited and Super League side let down

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Ian Watson has named a 25-Man Squad for the final Huddersfield Giants friendly against Super League rivals Castleford Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Olly Wilson misses out with suspension, after he was allowed to play against another Super League rival in London Broncos, while the squad is trimmed to 25 from 27 last week, as preparations ramp up for our first game of the season at Leigh Sports Village, on February 16th.

The Giants will also be able to include both Leroy Cudjoe and Tui Lolohea who have both received suspensions from the London Broncos friendly fixture. This is because the bans do not count for this weekend’s fixture vs Castleford.

Leroy Cudjoe -Huddersfield Giants – Dangerous Throw/Lift – Grade C – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Tui Lolohea – Huddersfield Giants – Dangerous Contact – Grade D -2 Match Penalty Notice and a £250 Fine

These suspensions mean Tui Lolohea will miss Huddersfield’s Round One fixture against Leigh Leopards but Leroy Cudjoe will be available because Huddersfield Giants reserves have a friendly against Wigan Warriors Reserves and he can serve the first game then.

The lateness that the ban was awarded out mean that Lolohea cannot serve the ban this weekend and in the reserves friendly. Arguably, the Giants have been let down by the disciplinary.

Huddersfield Giants squad for Castleford Tigers clash:

Jake Connor, Adam Swift, Esan Marsters, Kevin Naiqama, Jake Bibby, Tui Lolohea, Adam Clune, Adam Milner, Jack Murchie, Sam Hewitt, Luke Yates, Ash Golding, Matty English, Seb Ikahihifo, Tom Deakin, Elliot Wallis, Leroy Cudjoe, Harvey Livett, Olly Russell, Sam Halsall – Kirkburton Electrical, Hugo Salabio, Jack Bibby, Jack Billington, Connor Carr, George Flanagan

Huddersfield Giants take on Super League rivals

Castleford Tigers vs Huddersfield Giants

Rugby League – Betfred Super League Round 21 – Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants – the Mend A Hose Jungle, Castleford, England – Huddersfield Giants Oliver Wilson in action with Castleford Tigers Joe Westerman

Paul McShane will lead the Tigers out on Sunday at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle as we welcome the Huddersfield Giants in our final pre season fixture which celebrates Paul McShane’s testimonial year.

Last time out at the Jungle, the Tigers were all square with the London Broncos in a 14-14 draw.

Craig Lingard’s men will be getting their final run out before the Super League season kicks off, as the first game of the season is only 2 weeks away!

Craig Lingard has named a strong 20 man squad to face the Huddersfield Giants on Sunday. Innes Senior hopes to face his former side this weekend, the in form winger has scored 4 tries in pre season so far and is definitely looking to add to his try scoring tally.

Co Captains Paul McShane and Joe Westerman will both take to the field, this fixture marks Paul McShanes testimonial year, a great servant to the Tigers over recent years.

Huddersfield Giants are coming off a 50-16 victory over the London Broncos. Former Tigers Adam Milner and Elliot Wallis are set to return to the Jungle, the two ex Cas players will be trying to get one over on their former side on Sunday.

Castleford Tigers squad: Luke Hooley, Josh Simm, Jack Broadbent, Sam Wood, Innes Senior, Danny Richardson, Jacob Miller, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, George Lawler, Elie El Zakhem, Joe Westerman, Liam Horne, Nixon Putt, Sam Hall, Muizz Mustapha, Charbel Tasipale, Jason Qareqare, Luis Johnson, Fletcher Rooney.

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