Huddersfield Giants vs Salford Red Devils: 21-man squads, injury news, kick-off time & TV details

This has been an interesting fixture since Ian Watson’s sudden departure from Salford. Huddersfield have had a strong season so far, and will go into the fixture as favourites, having won six from their last seven. The clubs seem more closely linked than any two in the league, with seven former Salford players currently at Huddersfield, and with Watson still circling for more signings from his former club, it is sure to be a tense encounter between these new rivals.

Huddersfield have had a brilliant season, and are in and amongst the very best sides in the league. Currently sat in 4th, and having already reached the Challenge Cup Final, the club is enjoying one of its strongest ever Super League seasons. With the end of the season approaching, and with Watson’s personal connection to Salford, this will feel like a must win game.

Salford will be equally keen to get the victory, with two points being huge given their place in the table. A win would likely put them in the top six, at least until Hull FC played. With over 100 points scored in the last two games, they will need to be playing their best brand of attacking rugby in order to break through Huddersfield’s relentless defence.

21-man squads

Huddersfield

1 Will Pryce

2 Jermaine McGillvary

5 Ashton Golding

6 Tui Lolohea

7 Theo fages

9 Danny Levi

10 Michael Lawrence

11 Josh Jones

12 Chris McQueen

13 Luke Yates

14 Matty English

15 Joe Greenwood

17 Owen Trout

20 Oliver Wilson

21 Leroy Cudjoe

23 Olly Russell

25 Innes Senior

26 Nathan Mason

27 Jack Ashworth

29 Sam Hewitt

37 Toby King

Salford

1 Ryan Brierley

2 Ken Sio

3 Kallum Watkins

4 Tim Lafai

5 Joe Burgess

6 Brodie Croft

7 Marc Sneyd

8 Sitaleki Akauola

9 Andy Ackers

10 Greg Burke

13 Elijah Taylor

16 Ryan Lannon

17 Harvey Livett

18 Chris Atkin

19 Jack Ormondroyd

22 Rhys Williams

24 Matt Costello

26 Sam Luckley

28 Deon Cross

29 Alex Gerrard

32 Tyler Dupree

Injury news

Good news for Huddersfield as Theo Fages is fit to return against his former club, giving Ian Watson a full spine to choose from.

For Salford, Ackers is named despite coming off during last week’s victory over Salford. Joe Burgess is also named again despite not featuring last week against Warrington. Greg Burke and Elijah Taylor return to boost Salford’s forward options.

Kick off time and TV details:

The game will kick off at 13:00 on Sunday, and will be shown live on Sky Sports action.

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