MATCH PREVIEW – HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (ROUND 10)

MATCH PREVIEW – HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (ROUND 10)

by | May 2, 2024

Two of the competition’s most in-form teams go head-to-head in what’s sure to be an intriguing contest at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Salford Red Devils sit just two points from top spot after picking up a sixth Betfred Super League victory of the season last Saturday.

Beating a high-flying Warrington Wolves side will have only boosted the already soaring confidence amongst the squad after a positive start to 2024.

The games are coming thick and fast for Paul Rowley’s men, with a Giants side – who recently progressed to the Challenge Cup semi-final – the next obstacle to overcome.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one:


SQUAD NEWS

There’s two big returnees to our 21-man travelling squad.

Brad Singleton has made a big impression since arriving at the club in late-2023. His performances have made him a popular figure amongst the supporters and his return from a knee injury will be a massive boost.

Similarly with Chris Hankinson, an off-season signing from Featherstone Rovers, who started his Salford Red Devils career with a spell on the wing.

He scored a brilliant try against Hull KR and was starting to build some real momentum, but a freak training injury stopped him in his tracks.

After a period of rehabilitation, he has been back on the field with the team and is available for selection on Friday.

The two notable absentees are Amir Bourouh and King Vuniyayawa, with the former adhering to concussion protocols after failing a HIA last Saturday.

Check out the full squad below:


LAST TIME OUT

Ken Sio stole the headlines in our last trip to the Giants, as he scored his 100th Betfred Super League try.

With playoff rugby league hanging in the balance, Salford Red Devils knew anything less than a win would all-but end any top six hopes.

The Giants opened the scoring via ex-Red Devil, Jake Bibby, but from that point onwards, Paul Rowley’s team took control.

Ryan Brierley provided the instant response, before Sam Stone’s brace either side of half-time opened a ten-point lead.

Then, the crowning moment for Sio, who raced onto Brodie Croft’s grubber in typical fashion to slam down number 100.

Chris Atkin rounded off the win with a neat team move and secured a huge two points. Click below to revisit the highlights.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Tickets are available HERE until 12pm today.

Thereafter, as the John Smith’s Stadium are operating a digital only system, our ticket office need time to extract barcodes and send them over to be processed, so tickets are now only available via Huddersfield Giants directly.

Make sure to head down to the JSS prior to kick-off to secure your place if not purchased already.


HOW TO WATCH

Nothing beats experiencing the action in the flesh, but if you’re unable to attend this one, TV and streaming coverage is available.

SuperLeague+ is the new home of LIVE Betfred Super League action. 

Fans can watch over 100 live Super League games, full match replays, highlights and other on-demand content each season – including this Sunday’s fixture.

Click HERE to secure your pass and get ready to watch the Entertainers take on the Giants.

Coverage is also available on Sky Sports Arena from 19:40pm.

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