Factfile: Huddersfield Home

Factfile: Huddersfield Home

Wigan host Huddersfield Giants in the first Family Fun Sunday game of 2017 with the Warriors having won the last seven meetings between the two teams.

The Giants’ last victory against the Warriors coming in a 31-22 win at the John Smith’s Stadium on 29 May, 2014.

Wigan have also won their last five home meetings with Huddersfield, with the Giants’ last victory at the DW Stadium coming 24-8 on 7 February, 2014.

Last ten meetings

Wigan 26, Huddersfield 19 (SL 2016)

Huddersfield 13, Wigan 18 (SL 2016)

Wigan 32, Huddersfield 8 (SL Play-off semi-final 2015)

Wigan 30, Huddersfield 22 (SL S8s 2015)

Huddersfield 18, Wigan 32 (SL 2015)

Wigan 24, Huddersfield 16 (SL 2015)

Wigan 57, Huddersfield 4 (SL Play-off semi-final 2014)

Huddersfield 31, Wigan 22 (SL 2014)

Wigan 8, Huddersfield 24 (SL 2014)

Huddersfield 6, Wigan 22 (SL Play-off 2013)

Super League summary

Wigan won 29 (includes wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015 play-offs)

Huddersfield won 14

Wigan highest score: 68-6 (H, 2000) (also widest margin)

Huddersfield highest score: 48-16 (H, 2009) (also widest margin)

Team News

Romain Navarrete and Liam Forsyth keep their places in the squad following last week’s win at Warrington.

Both Joe Bretherton and Tom Davies are knocking on the door after featuring for Wigan Reserves last Sunday.

In one change for the Giants Mikey Wood replaces Gene Ormsby in the 19-man squad.

Warriors: Bretherton, Clubb, Davies, Escare, Farrell, Flower, Forsyth, Gelling, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarette, Nuuausala, O’Loughlin, Powell, Tautai, J Tomkins, Wells, Williams.

Giants: McGillvary, Cudjoe, Gaskell, Murphy, Brough, Brierley, Rapira, Hinchcliffe, Wakeman, Leeming, Ikahihifo, Roberts, Ta’ai, Clough, Smith, Dickinson, McIntosh, Wood, Mellor.

Referee: Chris Kendall

Wigan left it late in both games against Huddersfield last year with Josh Charnley securing the win at the John Smith’s Stadium

Tickets

Tickets are available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office until kick-off on the day of the game and online using the print@home option HERE.

Wigan Milestones

Should Tom Davies play in the game then he will take heritage number 1078. Having debuted last week Liam Forsyth takes heritage number 1076 and Romain Navarrete number 1077.

Career Milestones

Danny Brough needs five points to draw level with Lewis Jones in ninth place in the list of all-time leading point scorers. Brough’s career total of 3,440 points has been reached with 87 for Dewsbury (2002-2003), 616 for York (2003-2004), 204 for Hull FC (2005-2006), 360 for Castleford (2006-2007), 489 for Wakefield (2008-2010), 1,546 for Huddersfield (2010-2017), 4 for England (2012) and 134 for Scotland (2004-2008, 2010 & 2013-2016).

All-time Leading Scorers

1 Neil Fox (Wakefield/Bradford/Hull KR/York/Bramley/Huddersfield, 1956-79) 6,220

2 Jim Sullivan (Wigan, 1921-46) 6,022

3 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds, 1997-2015) 4,231

4 Gus Risman (Salford/Workington/Batley, 1929-54) 4,050

5 John Woods (Leigh/Warrington/Bradford/Rochdale, 1976-92) 3,985

6 Mick Nanyn (Rochdale/Whitehaven/Widnes/Oldham/Leigh/Swinton, 1999-2015) 3,700

7 Cyril Kellett (Hull KR/Featherstone, 1956-74) 3,686

8 Kel Coslett (St Helens/Rochdale, 1962-79) 3,545

9 Lewis Jones (Leeds, 1952-64) 3,445

10 Danny Brough (Dewsbury/York/Hull FC/Castleford/Wakefield/Huddersfield, 2002-17) 3,440

Danny Brough also needs one appearance to reach 450 for his career. Brough has played 201 games for Huddersfield since 2010, and was previously with Wakefield (57 games, 2008-2010), Castleford (35 games, 2006-2007), Hull FC (43 games, 2005-2006), York (53 games, 2003-2004) and Dewsbury (37 games, 2002-2003). He has also represented both Scotland (22 games, 2004-2008, 2010 & 2013-2016) and England (1 game, 2012).

Ryan Brierley needs two tries to reach 150 for his career. Brierley has scored 14 tries for Huddersfield since 2016, to go with 133 for Leigh (2012-2016) and 1 for Scotland (2016).

Winning Runs

Wigan have won their last ten matches. Their last defeat was 8-6 at home to Widnes, in the Super 8s, on 1 September, 2016.

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers

Tries

1 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) & Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 8

3 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Albert Kelly (Hull FC), Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils) , Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors), & Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 4

Goals

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 25

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 21

3 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 17

4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) & Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 14

Goals Percentage

1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 100.00 (21/21)

2 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 87.50 (14/16)

3 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 80.00 (12/15)

4 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 78.12 (25/32)

5 Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity) 75.00 (12/16)

(10 minimum attempts to qualify)

Points

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 66

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 54

3 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 46

4 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 33

5 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 32 & Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 32

Betfred Super League Round Five Fixtures/Results

Thursday March 16

Leigh Centurions 22-8 Warrington Wolves

Friday March 17

Hull FC 32-12 Widnes Vikings

Leeds Rhinos 38-14 Wakefield Trinity

Saturday March 18

Catalans Dragons 24-28 St Helens

Sunday March 19

Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants 3.00

Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers 3.00

Academy

Huddersfield Giants Under-19s 16-54 Wigan Warriors Under-19s

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

Friday March 17

London Broncos 26-30 Toronto Wolfpack

Dewsbury Rams 36-8 Newcastle Thunder

Saturday March 18

Oldham RLFC 40-12 Haydock ARLFC

Toulouse Olympique XIII 16-34 Batley Bulldogs

Swinton Lions 40-8 London Skolars

Barrow Raiders 20-0 Keighley Cougars

Sunday March 19

Whitehaven v Oxford RLFC 2.00

Hull KR v Sheffield Eagles 3.00

York City Knights v Rochdale Hornets 3.00

Halifax v Hunslet RLFC 3.00

Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers 3.00

University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Doncaster RLFC 3.00

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