Preview: Huddersfield v Bradford (R28)

Huddersfield look set to field the same team for the third week in a row, with the released Michael De Vere, Jim Gannon and Wayne McDonald all making their farewell appearances at the Galpharm Stadium.

The Giants have never beaten Bradford in the Super League and will be bidding to inflict a third straight defeat on the Bulls.

Bradford's Great Britain second rower Paul Johnson is set to make his first appearance for four months, while New Zealand international winger Lesley Vainikolo is rested ahead of the start of the play-offs next week. The Bulls are still without Stanley Gene and Jamie Langley.

Huddersfield Giants v Bradford Bulls, Sunday 17th September, kick-off 15:00

Huddersfield Giants 18-man squad: Reilly, Aspinwall, De Vere, Donlan, Thorman, Paul, Crabtree, Drew, Gannon, Nero, Wild, Jones, Jackson, Smith, McDonald, Raleigh, Hemingway, Brown.

Bradford Bulls 18-man squad: Hape, Deacon, Vagana, Newton, I Harris, McKenna, Cook, Lynch, Meyers, B Harris, Withers, Ferres, Johnson, Henderson, St Hilaire, Pryce, Burgess, Bai.

Referee: P Bentham