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  • Grix, Cudjoe, Murphy, McGillvary, Wardle,
    Goals: Brough (4),
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  • Webster, Shenton, Dixon, Clark, Carney,
    Goals: Sneyd (4),
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Last updated: 2nd May 2014  

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Weller Hauraki: Returns for Castleford Tigers for trip to John Smith's Stadium

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Luke Robinson: Back in Huddersfield Giants' 19-man squad

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Huddersfield are set to welcome back Jermaine McGillvary and Luke Robinson for their Super League clash with Castleford at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday.

Winger McGillvary and scrum-half Robinson both missed the Giants' last fixture - a 36-16 victory against Wakefield on Easter Monday.

David Faiumu has also been made in coach Paul Anderson's 19-man squad after returning from compassionate leave in New Zealand.

Of the players who made up the match-day 17 against the Wildcats, only prop Antonio Kaufusi is not included in the provisional list this time.

Huddersfield did not take part in the Challenge Cup last weekend having been knocked out of the competition earlier in the season, but can secure a third straight league win if they beat the Tigers.

Last year's regular-season table-toppers are currently seventh in the standings while their opponents are performing above expectations in third position.

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"Castleford have started well and they're probably in a similar position as us last year, with people just waiting for them to fall away. I'm glad that someone else has that problem this year," Anderson told the Giants' official website.

"They have a lot of confidence in what they are doing. They also have some people playing well who are very important to them, they will be dangerous on Sunday.

"That being said our focus still remains on us and we've been working on a few things."

Castleford have made four changes to the squad which defeated Sheffield Eagles 60-16 in the Challenge Cup last time out.

Andy Lynch, Weller Hauraki, Richard Owen and Michael Channing all return to the 19-man squad selected by coach Daryl Powell.

Jordan Tansey, Ashley Gibson and the injured Nathan Massey drop out as does Ben Reynolds, who was not selected in the match-day 17 against the Eagles.

Huddersfield squad: Grix, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Chan, Bailey, Lawrence, Patrick, Faiumu, Ta'ai, Wood, Broughton, Mullally.

Castleford squad: Dixon, Shenton, Webster, Carney, Sneyd, Lynch, Milner, Huby, Millington, Hauraki, Clark, Holmes, Mariano, Wheeldon, Ellis, Owen, Channing, Clare, Finn.

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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