Wigan Warriors vs Huddersfield Giants: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

Wigan and Huddersfield have raised a few eyebrows so far this season.

Both have won two from two and have shone whilst doing so with the Warriors’ attack looking miles better than it did in 2021 whilst the Giants’ untapped potential now seems to be showing.

But as the two teams go in search of a third win in a row, who will come out on top at the DW Stadium?

Kick-off time and TV Channel

This exciting clash kicks off at 8pm tonight.

There will unfortunately be no live TV coverage of the game but the tries will be uploaded to Super League’s official YouTube channel whilst the highlights will feature on BBC’s Super League Show.

Predicted Teams

Wigan Warriors
It may be early days but Wigan have looked like the real deal once again in the opening two rounds after a disappointing 2021. The Warriors have rivalled St Helens for the best team of the first two fixtures. Their attack has been exhilarating and off the cuff whilst their offload game paired with the raw pace of Jai Field can devastate teams. With all that in mind, it’s highly unlikely that Matt Peet will make any changes having named an unchanged 21-man squad for this fixture. Bevan French is back at the club but is not yet ready to play which means the leader in the Man of Steel chart Jai Field will remain at fullback and be the Giants’ biggest threat.

23 Jai Field
3 Zak Hardaker
21 Kai Pearce-Paul
2 Jake Bibby
5 Liam Marshall
6 Cade Cust
7 Thomas Leuluai
8 Brad Singleton
9 Sam Powell
15 Kaide Ellis
12 Liam Farrell
13 John Bateman
11 Willie Isa
10 Patrick Mago
14 Morgan Smithies
17 Oliver Partington
20 Liam Byrne

Huddersfield Giants
Unfortunately for Huddersfield, it’s not the same for Ian Watson’s side. They’ve lost Danny Levi – who interestingly goes into the weekend second in the Man of Steel rankings behind Field – and Theo Fages to suspension. The two new signings have been essential to Huddersfield’s two wins and their absence is a blow but the Giants have welcomed back two other key players. The biggest boost will be provided by Will Pryce. The starlet has the ability to match what Field can bring and his return will also allow Tui Lolohea to fill the void left by Fages in the halves alongside Olly Russell. They’ve also got Ashton Golding back who could oddly help cover Levi’s absence. Adam O’Brien will of course start at nine but Golding has experience at nine and with no Olly Ashall-Bott in the squad, he could be tasked with being the back-up nine.

1 Will Pryce
2 Jermaine McGillvary
4 Ricky Leutele
21 Leroy Cudjoe
25 Innes Senior
6 Tui Lolohea
23 Olly Russell
8 Chris Hill
19 Adam O’Brien
17 Owen Trout
11 Josh Jones
12 Chris McQueen
13 Luke Yates
5 Ashton Golding
14 Matty English
15 Joe Greenwood
18 Sebastine Ikahihifo

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