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Huddersfield

  • Brown, George (3), Lawrence, Patrick, Wardle, Eden,
    Goals: Brough (5),
42 - 4

Castleford

  • Youngquest,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 16th Mar 2012
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 6,928

Giants v Tigers: Teams

At Galpharm Stadium, Friday March 16, KO: 8pm, live on Sky Sports 1HD

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Stobart Super League leaders Huddersfield Giants are bidding for a fourth consecutive win when they take on Castleford Tigers on Friday evening.

Seven Giants have been away at a training camp with England and England Knights for most of the week but head coach Nathan Brown does not accept that as an excuse for being unprepared.

"Every club is in the same boat, Castleford have three or four members called up and Leeds have thirteen players involved," Brown told the club official's website.

"It certainly makes training a bit different due to it being a short week, it just limits your preparation but the whole squad will have a run through on Thursday."

The Giants are without outside back Aaron Murphy for six weeks with a fractured knee. Murphy's place in the initial 19-man squad goes to Luke George.

Second rower David Fa'alogo has returned to training after back surgery but is not ready to make his first appearance of the season.

Castleford head coach Ian Millward, back at work after three weeks on compassionate leave following the death of his son Robbie, has made several changes for the trip to the Galpharm Stadium.

Captain Danny Orr is out with an arm injury but centre Joe Arundel has recovered from a shoulder injury, back rower Brett Ferres is back from suspension and close-season signing James Grehan is poised to make his second appearance.

Former skipper Ryan Hudson is recalled and winger James Clare is standing by to make his debut.

Making way are injured winger Josh Griffin and forwards Stuart Jones and Oliver Holmes, who are rested.

The Tigers are looking to snap a five-game losing streak and pick up their first win since the opening day of the season.

Leader

Millward addressed the players and backroom staff on his first day back on Monday and held a press conference at the Probiz Coliseum on Thursday.

"I need to get back to normality," he said. "Also I've got a responsibility here. I need to help lead the club.

"I know what my son would want me to do. I need to start coaching again. I need to do my job now."

He added: "My job is to be a leader. I have to make decisions. I don't want the guys to think I'm going to spend the next three weeks trying to catch up. We need to move forward.

"I've made some changes this week. We need to freshen some things up and challenge everyone.

"I'm not so much concerned about what's happened in the last three weeks. I just want to make sure we're consistent in our actions on what we were doing previously.

"I've got 100 per cent faith in all my staff. You've got to bear in mind we've got a young staff and it's been a big burden on them. I'm taking charge again. It's pretty important that happens."

Huddersfield squad: Grix, Lawrence, Cudjoe, Gilmour, McGillvary, Brown, Brough, Crabtree, Robinson, Faiumu, Lunt, Patrick, Wardle, Chan, Lee, George, Fairbank, Walker, Eden

Castleford squad: Owen, Youngquest, Arundel, Dixon, Chase, Emmitt, Clark, Ferres, Walker, Snitch, Milner, Hudson, Mitchell, Millington, Massey, McGoldrick, Clare, Grehan

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
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Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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