Super League match preview: Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants
Last Updated: 27/04/13 6:49pm
Catalans Dragons have made three changes to their squad ahead of Saturday's Super League clash with Huddersfield Giants.
Leon Pryce, Remi Casty and Lopini Paea all return to Laurent Frayssinous' 19-man squad having been rested for the Dragons' victory against Hunslet last weekend.
The inclusion of the trio means Jason Baitieri, Morgan Escare and David Guasch who all featured in the 50-12 Challenge Cup win are left out of the squad.
Meanwhile Frayssinous is still without Brent Webb, Scott Dureau and Olivier Elima who remain on a growing list of injuries for the Dragons.
Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has also named three changes as his squad prepares for the trip to the Stade Gilbert Brutus.
Centre Luke George has been loaned to Hull KR which means returning forward Luke Robinson has a place in the squad.
Following last weekend's 13-4 victory against Batley in the Challenge Cup youngsters Josh Johnson and Nathan Mason are left out of the as Dale Ferguson and Warrington loanee Brad Dwyer both get the nod.
The Giants return to Super League action with three successive victories under their belt as they look to place pressure on leaders Wigan who hold a one point advantage at the head of the table.
Winger Jermaine McGillvary is looking forward to the Giants' clash in the south of France.
"Catalan is a good place to play," he said. "It is a real hostile environment, but at the end of the day it is just a pitch and we will go over there and play our own game.
"We know it is going to be a tough game, as Catalan games always are."
Catalans Dragons:Damien Blanch, Leon Pryce, Zeb Taia, Thomas Bosc, Ian Henderson, Rémi Casty, Greg Mounis, William Barthau, Antoni Maria, Eloi Pelissier, Kevin Larroyer, Mathias Pala, Mickael Simon, Jamal Fakir, Lopini Paea, Jason Baitieri, Frédéric Vaccari, Jean-Philippe Baile, Morgan Escaré.
Huddersfield Giants:Scott Grix, Leroy Cudjoe, Joe Wardle, Jermaine McGillvary, Danny Brough, Luke Robinson, Eorl Crabtree, Shaun Lunt, Craig Kopczak, Brett Ferres, David Faiumu, Michael Lawrence, Larne Patrick, Ukuma Ta'ai, Aaron Murphy, Jamie Cording, Dale Ferguson, Matty Dawson, Brad Dwyer.
First Utility Super League
Thu 3rd Sep - Super 8s
Huddersfield GiantsvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 4th Sep - Super 8s
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sat 5th Sep - Super 8s
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Sun 6th Sep - Super 8s
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Thu 10th Sep - Super 8s
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 11th Sep - Super 8s
Wigan WarriorsvsHull FC
Sat 12th Sep - Super 8s
Catalans DragonsvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 13th Sep - Super 8s
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Thu 17th Sep - Super 8s
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 18th Sep - Super 8s
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 19th Sep - Super 8s
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Fri 25th Sep - Super 8s
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Hull FC0 - 0Catalans Dragons
St Helens0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Super League 2013, round thirteen
A big win for Salford and a home loss for Catalans... Terry O'Connor reviews Round 13 of Super League.
Brian McDermott has warned Leeds not to rest on their laurels after the 44-10 Super League victory over Hull KR.
Warrington coach Tony Smith welcomed his team's strong defensive effort in the home 32-4 victory over Bradford.
- Wolves tear Bulls to shreds
- Rhinos run riot at Rovers
- Noble sees promising signs
- Winning start for Reds' Noble
- Anderson: Brough was awesome
- Twelve-man Giants stand tall
- Rea: Home win very important
- Broncos buck the trend at last
- Wane rues loss of Richards
- Wildcats show their teeth
- Wigan move clear at top
- Wolves v Bulls: Teams
- City Reds v Tigers: Teams
- Broncos v St Helens: Teams
- Hull FC v Warriors: Teams
- Vikings v Wildcats: Teams