Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC Super 8's Round 2 Preview


The Giants will be full of confidence after upsetting the league leaders last week, holding out and frustrating Saints right to the very end of the game, for the Black and White's on the other hand, it was a much more frustrating day at the office, losing once again to Wakefield Trinity, a more amicable loss than last time out but a loss all the same.

It's one a piece in 2018 for these two sides, the Black and White's claiming the first game on the opening day of the season in a 38-12 victory, the Giants however exacting their revenge just over a month ago, a 29-18 win over a visiting Hull side, that win being the first Super League victory over  Lee Radford's side since the 30th of June 2016.

Huddersfield make a couple of changes to the squad who saw off Saints last week, Matty English and Jake Mamo dropping out for Jake Wardle and Kruise Leeming, Leeming passing a late fitness test. The Black and Whites welcome two of their reliable forward pack, Mark Minichiello and the versatile Dean Hadley, both coming in to bolster the Hull stock.

Huddersfield Giants :Jermaine McGillvary, Leroy Cudjoe, Jordan Turner, Lee Gaskell, Danny Brough, Kruise Leeming, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Dale Ferguson, Jordan Rankin, Oliver Roberts, Ukuma Ta’ai, Paul Clough, Daniel Smith, Adam O’Brien, Alex Mellor, Darnell McIntosh, Colton Roche, Jake Wardle, Suaia Matagi.

Hull FC: Jamie Shaul, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Fetuli Talanoa, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Dean Hadley, Mark Minichiello, Chris Green, Jordan Abdull, Danny Washbrook, Brad Fash, Sika Manu, Mickey Paea, Jordan Lane, Liam Harris, Lewis Bienek. 

Hull have well and truly been off the boil in the last few weeks, silly penalties, errors in good attacking positions and uncharacteristically poor defending, all traits of a side low on confidence. Huddersfield the polar opposite and that's why I'm backing the Giants by 7-12 points. 


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