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Huddersfield Giants v Hull KR
The Huddersfield Giants take on Hull Kingston Rovers for this week’s Thursday night match in a game that whilst at first glance it may seem there isn’t a lot riding on the result at this stage of the season, a closer look will show you just how important the game is for both sides.
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Both teams are already locked in a battle for survival this season with both sides looking to push on and grab just 1 of the 2 top 8 positions that seem to be on the line this season. The Giants go into the match holding onto 8th place whilst Rovers are down in 10th but in that battle to avoid the Qualifiers, the matches between sides become just so much more important.
Both teams also need to start building some confidence and moral, especially with the Easter Doubler Header nearly upon us, it is at this stage of the season when the Super League table really starts to take shape and neither of these 2 teams will want to be cut adrift over the next few weeks.
The Giants will have all of the confidence going into this one as they defeated the Vikings last time out whilst Hull KR lost in the South of France against Catalans. That also adds an extra element to the result for Hull KR who have had to travel back from France before preparing for this Thursday game.
The Giants have won 2 of their opening 5 matches this season and have won 1 and lost 1 at home.
The Robins have won just 1 of 5 matches this season and non on the road.
Huddersfield make just one change to their squad with Jordan Turner replacing Michael Lawrence.
Tim Sheens makes 2 changes to his Hull KR squad with James Donaldson and George Lawler both added. Danny Tickle drops out and Shaun Lunt is injured.
Even before the teams were announced for this one, most people would have been edging towards a home win as the Robins have looked well off of the mark this season.
Now that the Giants have added Jordan Turner, often their sot creative force, and the Robins are without Shaun Lunt, their main creative threat, this should be a comfortable evening for the home side.
The Robins went into the season with a real lack of depth and that is starting to bight now that injuries are hitting.
Score Prediction Huddersfield Giants by 14