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Super League preview: Huddersfield Giants v Widnes Vikings
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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes the return of Michael Lawrence will feel like a "new signing" as the back rower gets set to make his comeback against Widnes on Monday.
Lawrence has not featured so far in Super League due to an ankle injury suffered in a pre-season friendly against the Vikings in January.
His availability is a timely boost to a Giants squad that has lost two in a row to slip off the top of the table. They went down 21-20 at struggling Salford on Good Friday having previously been beaten 28-2 by Warrington.
"Bruno (Lawrence's nickname) is looking good," Anderson said. "That is great news because he will be like a new signing for us."
Luke George, Larne Patrick, Ukuma Ta'ai, Jamie Cording and Matty Dawson are also in Huddersfield's 19-man squad as Anderson looks to make changes.
Former Viking Anthony Mullally makes way, along with Stuart Fielden, Jacob Fairbank and Peter Aspinall, who made his debut against the City Reds.
Widnes coach Denis Betts has also shuffled his pack, bringing in an entirely new front row for the trip to the John Smith's Stadium.
Young trio Adam Lawton, Grant Gore and Tom Gilmore all look set to start despite numbering just two Super League appearances between them.
Ben Kavanagh, Phil Joseph, Macgraff Leuluai and Ben Davies could also come in to rest some of the players that performed so well in Friday's 38-22 victory over Warrington at the Stobart Stadium.
Betts saw his side beaten 66-6 on their last visit to Huddersfield, though they did triumph 26-22 on home soil in 2012.
Huddersfield: Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Dawson.
Widnes: Allen, Briscoe, Cahill, Davies, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Gilmore, Gore, Hock, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Mellor, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.
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|10||Salford Red Devils||3||2|
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|Thursday 5th March|
|20:00||Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Friday 6th March|
|20:00||Wakefield Wildcats vs St Helens|
|20:00||Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:30||Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils|
|Sunday 8th March|
|15:00||Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R|
|Thursday 12th March|
|20:00||Huddersfield vs Castleford|
|Friday 13th March|
|20:00||Warrington vs Leeds|
|20:00||Wigan vs Hull|
|20:00||Widnes vs St Helens|
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|Sunday 1st March|
|Widnes Vikings 16 - 58 Wakefield Wildcats|
|Hull K R 22 - 20 Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Salford Red Devils 32 - 28 Hull FC|
|Catalans Dragons 38 - 18 Warrington Wolves|
|Friday 27th February|
|St Helens 21 - 14 Castleford Tigers|
|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|
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