Toulouse Olympique v Huddersfield Giants: Predicted line-ups, late injury news and TV Details

Toulouse’s Super League journey begins tonight as the French outfit host Huddersfield Giants. Their Super League ambitions can be traced back to when they lost out to Catalans for a Super League place in 2005, but they’ll finally fulfil their Super League ambition tonight. But after a turbulent pre-season can they start the season with a win? It’ll be tough against a Huddersfield side determined to right the wrongs of 2021 with a number of exciting signings set to debut. With both teams desperate for an opening round win, how will they line up tonight as they go in search of those two points.

Toulouse’s spine has taken a massive hit recently with Johnathan Ford leaving and Mark Kheirallah unavailable for today’s clash. So the question is where will Tony Gigot figure? He started at fullback in the friendly against Catalans but with Matty Russell available for a Toulouse debut he could start at fullback with Gigot at stand-off. Chris Hankinson could also debut at centre with Guy Armitage on the wing. The impressive Justin Sangare is set to start at prop after stirring up interest from other Super League clubs last season whilst two-time Super League winner Mitch Garbutt will provide impact off the bench.

As for the Giants, they’ll have their new look spine together with Tui Lolohea and Theo Fages set for debuts in the halves and starlet Will Pryce set to figure at fullback. The Senior twins will start on the wings with Jermaine McGillvary and Ashton Golding not in the squad whilst Leroy Cudjoe will join Jake Wardle at centre. In the pack, the Giants will be almost at full strength which will also culminate in a strong bench with Sebastine Ikahihifo set to make his first appearance for the Giants since returning from Salford.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Arena and kicks off at 7pm.

Toulouse
25 Matty Russell
24 Guy Armitage
3 Junior Vaivai
21 Chris Hankinson
5 Paul Marcon
7 Lucas Albert
31 Tony Gigot
8 Romain Navarrate
9 Lloyd White
23 Justin Sangare
11 Andrew Dixon
12 Dominique Peyroux
13 Anthony Marion
Substitutes
14 Eloi Pelissier
16 Joseph Bretherton
17 Joseph Paulo
18 Mitch Garbutt

Huddersfield
1 Will Pryce
22 Louis Senior
3 Jake Wardle
21 Leroy Cudjoe
25 Innes Senior
6 Tui Lolohea
7 Theo Fages
8 Chris Hill
9 Danny Levi
14 Matty English
11 Josh Jones
12 Chris McQueen
13 Luke Yates
Substitutes
15 Joe Greenwood
17 Owen Trout
18 Sebastine Ikahihifo
19 Adam O’Brien

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