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  • Ferres, Lunt, Cudjoe (2), George, McGillvary, Patrick,
    Goals: Brough (5), Grix,
  • Super League
  • 2nd Feb 2013
  • Expected to be shown on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1
  • KO 16:45

Super League preview: St Helens v Huddersfield Giants

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Four-time Grand Final winners St Helens kick-off the new 2013 Super League season against the Huddersfield Giants at Langtree Park.

Saints' new head coach Nathan Brown has a near fully-fit squad to choose from with only Paul Clough unavailable to face the Giants through injury.

Brown's first game at the helm of Saints is against former club Huddersfield, with whom the Australian spent three years in charge.

"If you have got a big side that plays a certain style of footy you need those big guys to play," he said. "Huddersfield are going to be pretty formidable through that middle part of the field.

"It is the start of the year, first game at home and we want to get it off to a positive start. Huddersfield will want to get off to a good start themselves."

Huddersfield will hand debuts to Stuart Fielden and Craig Kopczak for Saturday's clash.

Fielden joined from Wigan on a two-year contract during the close season while Wales international Kopczak played for the Bradford Bulls in 2012.

Brown's replacement at Huddersfield is Paul Anderson and the former Great Britain international knows the importance of making a positive start to the season.

"This is such an important week that we can't afford to let anything distract us in what we're striving to achieve," Anderson told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

"It's been such a long and exhausting pre-season that we don't want all that to come to waste on our opening night."

St Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Perry, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Jones, Gaskell, Makinson, Greenwood

Huddersfield Giants : Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, O'Donnell, Faiumu, Patrick, Chan, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Fielden

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Super League Table

Super League Table - August 31 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 25 38
2 Castleford Tigers 25 34
3 Wigan Warriors 25 33
4 Warrington Wolves 25 33
5 Huddersfield Giants 25 33
6 Leeds Rhinos 25 32
7 Catalan Dragons 25 25
8 Widnes Vikings 25 25
9 Hull K R 25 21
10 Wakefield Wildcats 25 21
11 Hull FC 25 20
12 Salford Red Devils 25 19
13 Bradford Bulls * 25 8
14 London Broncos 25 2
Forthcoming Super League Fixtures
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Thursday 4th September
20:00St Helens vs Warrington
Friday 5th September
20:00Wigan vs Leeds
Sunday 7th September
15:00Salford vs London Broncos
15:00Hull K R vs Catalan Dragons
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Bradford vs Widnes
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 11th September
20:00Wigan vs Warrington
Friday 12th September
20:00Hull vs Leeds
20:00Huddersfield vs St Helens

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