Wigan return to Super League action tonight having progressed to the semi finals of the Challenge Cup with victory over Warrington last weekend.
Huddersfield took advantage of their early cup exit to beat St Helens in league action a week ago. The Giants have won four of their last five to propel themselves up the league to seventh place, one above Wigan on points difference.
The pair played out a 16-all draw earlier this season at the DW Stadium, the first draw between the teams in Super League.
Last ten meetings
Wigan 16, Huddersfield 16 (SL 2017)
Wigan 26, Huddersfield 19 (SL 2016)
Huddersfield 13, Wigan 18 (SL 2016)
Wigan 32, Huddersfield 8 (SL SF 2015)
Wigan 30, Huddersfield 22 (SLS8 2015)
Huddersfield 18, Wigan 32 (SL 2015)
Wigan 24, Huddersfield 16 (SL 2015)
Wigan 57, Huddersfield 4 (SLPO 2014)
Huddersfield 31, Wigan 22 (SL 2014)
Wigan 8, Huddersfield 24 (SL 2014)
Super League summary
Huddersfield won 14
Wigan won 29 (includes wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015 play-offs)
Huddersfield highest score: 48-16 (H, 2009) (also widest margin)
Wigan highest score: 68-6 (H, 2000) (also widest margin)
Giants full-back Jake Mamo misses out owing to a foot injury and is joined by Sam Rapira who is suspended.
Tyler Dickinson, Sam Wood and Darnell McIntosh all come into the 19-man squad.
Taulima Tautai (calf) and Anthony Gelling (knee) miss out for the Warriors with Lewis Tierney and Callum Field added to the squad.
Giants: McGillvary, Cudjoe, Gaskell, Murphy, Brough, Hinchcliffe, Wakeman, Ferguson, Leeming, Ikahihifo, Roberts, Ta’ai, Clough, Mason, Dickinson, Wood, McIntosh, Mellor, Ridyard.
Warriors: Bateman, Burgess, Davies, Farrell, Field, Gildart, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, McIlorum, Nuuausala, O’Loughlin, Powell, Sutton, Tierney, J Tomkins, S Tomkins, Wells, Williams.
Tickets are available from the John Smith’s Stadium ahead of the game.
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Dale Ferguson needs one appearance to reach 200 for his career. Ferguson has played 72 games in two spells for Huddersfield (2011-2013 & 2017), and was previously with Bradford (52 games, 2014-2016), Hull KR (4 loan games, 2013) and Wakefield (57 games, 2007-2011). He has also played representative games for Scotland (13 apps) and England Knights (1 app).
Willie Isa will make his 50th appearance for the Wigan Club. Isa joined Wigan ahead of the 2016 season and has played in 50 of a possible 57 games scoring three tries.
Liam Marshall (2-2-1-1) has scored in Wigan’s last four games and Joe Burgess (1-1-2) has scored in Wigan’s last three games.
Betfred Super League Standings
Betfred Super League Leading Scorers
1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 30
2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 18
3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 17
4 Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 15 & Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 15
6 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos) 13
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 80
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 64
3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 56
4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 46
5 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 43
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 42
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 207
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 141
3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 136
4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 120 & Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 120
6 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 107
Betfred Super League Fixtures/Results
Thursday June 22
Widnes Vikings 36-10 Leigh Centurions
Friday June 23
St Helens v Salford Red Devils 8.00
Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors 8.00
Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers 8.00
Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity 8.00
Saturday June 24
Warrington Wolves v Catalans Dragons 3.00
Sunday June 25
London Broncos U19s v Wigan Warriors U19s 12.00 LIVE on Wigan TV