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Huddersfield

  • 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 - July 27 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 22 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
3 Wigan Warriors 22 30
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 22 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 22 28
7 Catalan Dragons 22 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 22 20
10 Wakefield Wildcats 22 19
11 Salford Red Devils 22 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 22 4
14 London Broncos 22 0
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Thursday 31st July
20:00Wigan vs Salford
Friday 1st August
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20:00Catalan Dragons vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Bradford
Sunday 3rd August
15:00Widnes vs Hull K R
15:00Wakefield vs Huddersfield
15:30Castleford vs London Broncos
Thursday 14th August
20:00Hull K R vs Wigan
Friday 15th August
20:00Salford vs Catalan Dragons
20:00Warrington vs Castleford

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