Wigan Warriors vs Huddersfield Giants Preview

Wigan Warriors are boosted by the return of Dom Manfredi , Ben Flower and Gabe Hamlin for the visit of bottom placed Huddersfield in this Must Win game for both teams.
Wigan are further buoyed by the suspension of their two points deduction for salary cap breaches, for 12 months after their successful appeal on Tuesday of this week. However that loss to London Broncos last week will be a fresh wound that the warriors will need to over come.
Speculation has also been rife in the last few days linking playmaker George Williams to the NRL in 2020 and coach Adrian Lam will be aware of these distractions.

Joe Burgess is still on the comeback trail from a knee injury (ACL) sustained in almost a year ago and it is likely he could be back before the end of March. Joe Greenwood again misses out due to concussion
Akuila Uate, Joe Wardle and Oliver Roberts are all back in Huddersfield's 19-man squad  and coach Simon Woolford will have pushed his troops hard in training this week.

These are desperate times for both teams who have failed to hit a winning streak in recent weeks. Another loss for either team and questions may be asked about the long term options of both coaches. It really is that critical.
Manfredi and Marshall are fast and elusive wingers and Wigan need to utilise that asset. In Return McGillivray and Uate should be able to compete with any wingers in world rugby league.

I really expect this to be a close game, but im going to predict a shock Huddersfield win by 2-6 points

Wigan Warriors (from): Bullock, Clubb, Escare, Flower, Gildart, Hamlin, Hankinson, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, Marshall, Navarrete, O'Loughlin, Paisley, Powell, Sarginson, Tautai, Williams.

Huddersfield Giants (from): McIntosh, McGillvary, Turner, Uate, Gaskell, Frawley, Leeming, Matagi, Murphy, Mellow, Lawrence, O'Brien, Roberts, Ta'ai, Joe Wardle, Ikahihifo, Hewitt, Senior, Jake Wardle.



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