By Nathan Findlay –
The Huddersfield Giants are set to pay a visit to the Mobile Rocket Stadium to take on Wakefield Trinity in the Betfred Super League, this Sunday 30 May. 3 pm KO.
This is going to be another game to test what the Giants are capable of and to see if they can keep up their impressive momentum moving into this game.
Huddersfield were in complete control in their previous game against the Leigh Centurions, handily beating them 44-6.
Not only does this mean another two points on the table, but such a solid win will do wonders for their form as they seek to continue their winning streak.
The last game did start off a little slow for both teams but as soon as the Giants put their first try away, we really saw them pile on the pressure causing the Centurions to crumble.
For the upcoming match, Huddersfield are still going to have to put a good shift in this weekend against Wakefield despite the latter team’s shaky start to the season.
The Dreadnoughts are 10th in the table and currently not on the best form, having only won one game so far this season.
Their first win came in their last game with a victory over Hull KR, so they’ll likely be in good spirits for this weekend.
A second win for Wakefield would allow them to continue their bounce back, and it must be noted that they have a good track record against the Giants, having won their last five games.
The last time that Huddersfield and Wakefield matched up was in late October 2020. The game ended 18-14 to the Dreadnoughts.
Despite the Giants’ loss, the point gap was tight, with only a late try from Tom Johnstone, followed by a conversion giving Wakefield the victory.
One player to watch for Wakefield this weekend is Liam Kay. Kay has bagged himself a good amount of tries so far this season despite Wakefield’s performance and is a player that shouldn’t be left with the opportunity to take his chances.
Huddersfield have turned a corner over the past few weeks, from going without a win in four to three straight wins. The Giants will want to do everything they can to keep the momentum if they are to aim for a top of the table finish and playoffs.
Then we have Wakefield, who have similarly suffered from a poor start to the season. They’ll be looking to change their fortunes with back to back victories, but will have to pull out all the stops to have a chance at securing the win.
Overall though, I think Huddersfield’s excellent current form will prove to be too much for the Dreadnoughts. Bring on Sunday.