Huddersfield v Wigan: First Utility Super League preview
Last Updated: 07/06/15 2:34pm
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson has recalled prop Josh Johnson and called up academy products Liam Johnson and Jared Simpson for the first time after losing full-back Scott Grix due to suspension and centre Aaron Murphy and second rower Brett Ferres with knee injuries.
Huddersfield are looking for improvements after their last-gasp draw with Catalans at Magic Weekend last time out and Jermaine McGillvary says that the Giants have to be wary of Wigan's danger men.
“Josh Charnley is quality, he’s an England international. Joe Burgess is a quality player, quick as hell and he’s a strong lad who’s got a great future ahead of him.
“Everybody is going to have to get a marker on their man and try and get a win. It’s going to be tough because Wigan are a quality side. We can’t just look at their wingers and hope our wingers get one over them, it has to be a collective to get one over on their opposite man.”
Sean O'Loughlin looks set to make his 350th appearance for Wigan as the Warriors welcome back England second rower Liam Farrell.
Farrell has recovered from a badly-broken nose and replaces youngerer brother Connor while full-back Ryan Hampshire is also set for a return in place of the rested Matty Bowen.
Huddersfield: McGillvary, Wardle, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Huby, Hughes, Lawrence, Kopczak, Wood, Ta'ai, Broughton, Mullally, Ellis, Connor, J. Johnson, Leeming, L. Johnson, Simpson.
Wigan: Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Crosby, L. Farrell, Flower, Hampshire, McIlorum, Mossop, O'Loughlin, Patrick, Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Tautai, Tomkins, Williams.