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Huddersfield Giants will be looking to maintain their fine form when they come up against local rivals Bradford Bulls at the Magic Weekend on Sunday.

Paul Anderson's Giants are starting to show the form that saw them crowned League Leaders' Shield winners last season following a run of four straight league wins.

The Bulls had been showing signs of life themselves recently, although an emphatic 50-0 home defeat to St Helens last time out has halted their progress.

The defeat means the relegation-threatened Bulls are eight points behind third-from-bottom behind Wakefield Wildcats with 12 games of Super League played.

Brett Ferres returns to the Giants' 19-man squad following a five-game suspension for a dangerous tackle on Jonny Lomax. Scott Grix also returns.

The pair are back in place of winger Jermaine McGillvary and Jake Connor who were both injured in the 30-16 win against London Broncos last weekend.

Dangerous

"Bradford are dangerous and they're wounded at the moment. Obviously they've played well in some games and not so well in others," Anderson told the club's official website.

"What they managed to do last time is turn an 80 point loss into a big win so hopefully we're going to arrest that trend, as we don't want them to turn a 50 point loss into a win against us this weekend."

Bradford's vice-captain Luke Gale is in-line to make his return this weekend after missing their defeat to Saints with a hamstring injury.

Back-rower James Donaldson is also back in contention, having shaken off an ankle injury which has kept him sidelined for the past three weeks.

Young hooker Nathan Conroy has also been included, though prop Manase Manuokafoa (hamstring) misses out.

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

Bradford Bulls: Addy, Arundel, Conroy, Diskin, Donaldson, Foster, Gale, Gaskell, Luke George, Henry, Kear, O'Brien, Olbison, Mellor, Pitts, Purtell, Sidlow, Walker, Wood.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 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
First Utility Super League
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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