Huddersfield celebrate the semi-final win over Hull KR. (Picture:

Predicted Huddersfield Giants team for Challenge Cup final against Wigan Warriors as Ian Watson weighs up big calls

Huddersfield Giants have a first Challenge Cup success since 1953 in their sights as they prepare to face Wigan Warriors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

By James OBrien
Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 2:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 2:35 pm

The Giants will be out to make it third time lucky after coming up short in two finals this century - in 2006 and 2009.

Huddersfield reached the showpiece event by beating Barrow Raiders, Hull FC and Hull KR, while Wigan saw off Salford Red Devils, Wakefield Trinity and St Helens.

Ian Watson's side came out on top when the clubs met in Super League two weeks ago but both teams will have a very different look on Saturday afternoon.

Watson is monitoring the fitness of half-backs Theo Fages and Oliver Russell, meaning he has not yet been able to finalise his team.

The Giants will be close to full strength in the capital, leaving Watson with some tricky selection decisions.

Here, The Yorkshire Post predicts the Huddersfield line-up for Saturday's Challenge Cup final.

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