Ryan Hinchcliffe hopeful best is yet to come for himself and Huddersfield

Ryan Hinchcliffe is hopeful that brighter times lie ahead for both himself at Huddersfield as they look to continue their assault on the Super League play-off places tonight. Traditionally a loose-forward, Hinchcliffe spent most of a chastening 2016 season for both himself and his club at hooker, as the Giants narrowly avoided the perils of the Million Pound Game. But…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games as Ellis eyes Hull return

Hull FC v Huddersfield (8pm, KCOM Stadium) There are two huge boosts for Hull FC ahead of Friday’s clash with Huddersfield: as captain Gareth Ellis and half-back Albert Kelly both return to the squad. Ellis has not played since Hull’s league victory against Castleford back in April, while Kelly missed the trip to Leeds last week. Huddersfield make one change:…

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Our season starts here, says Rick Stone as Huddersfield eye play-off push

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone has insisted that their Super 8s campaign starts this weekend – and that the next three games will be vital in determining whether they have a chance of making the top four. Having qualified for the top eight with a game to spare, the Giants face fifth-placed Hull on Friday night looking to claw back further…

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Oliver Roberts hopeful the sky is the limit for both himself and Huddersfield

Huddersfield forward Oliver Roberts is hopeful there is plenty of life left in both his and the Giants’ season should they secure their top-eight place tonight. Following an impressive turnaround in form in recent weeks, Rick Stone’s side know that a win against bottom side Leigh tonight would be enough to guarantee a place in the eight. And for Roberts,…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Castleford v Salford (8pm, Sky Sports) There are changes aplenty for the league leaders ahead of Friday’s televised clash with Salford. Adam Milner, Jake Webster and Larne Patrick are all missing following last week’s win over Wakefield, with Kevin Larroyer, Tom Holmes and Jake Trueman coming into their squad. Salford are yet to name their squad. Castleford squad: Eden, Foster,…

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Stone refusing to rule out top-four challenge for Huddersfield

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone has refused to completely rule out the prospect of his side mounting a late-season charge on the Super League play-off places: but not before they finalise their place in the top eight this weekend. The Giants could kick off against Leigh on Friday night already knowing they have avoided the Qualifiers, should Warrington lose to Wigan…

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Giants demolish sorry Widnes

Widnes Vikings were consigned to the Qualifiers for the second time in three years after a comprehensive 40-0 defeat at Huddersfield Giants. Shannon Wakeman and Jermaine McGillvary crossed within the opening stages to put the Giants into double figures. Ryan Hinchcliffe continued Huddersfield’s clinical opening quarter of an hour before Adam O’Brien added a fourth shortly before half time. Darnell…

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Brough admits pressure is on Huddersfield as they look to finalise top eight place

Danny Brough concedes the pressure is on Huddersfield to win their next two games and finally put the lingering nightmare of a second successive season in the Qualifiers to bed. The Giants have played themselves into a position where their destiny lies in their own hands heading into tonight’s clash with Widnes – where a victory, coupled with results elsewhere,…

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Huddersfield suffer huge injury blow as Jake Mamo to miss rest of the season

Huddersfield fullback Jake Mamo’s season is over. The 23-year-old had been an impressive addition to Rick Stone’s side since battling back from a separate injury, scoring 12 tries in nine Super League games. However, a foot injury picked up last month is now worse than first feared, with Stone confirming the fullback will not play again in 2017. He said:…

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