HUDDERSFIELD Giants will be looking to end their losing run against Warrington Wolves when they visit The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday, 8pm.
The visitors have lost 10 on the bounce to Tony Smith’s side and have only avoided defeat on four occasions in 19 meetings during the head coach’s reign.
Should Wolves score 14 points tonight it would give them a 30-point average against the Claret and Golds over the last 10 outings, bringing up a 300-point milestone.
Both sides head into the fixture on the back of a weekend’s rest, Wolves missing out on a Challenge Cup final spot at the semi-final stage, while Giants suffered a narrow one-point loss to St Helens in Round Four.
With four sides finely balanced on 32 points heading into Round 25, a win for Paul Anderson’s sixth-placed side would see them leapfrog the hosts in the Super League table.
As the only sides to play on Thursday, the winners of this clash, for 24 hours at least, would also climb as high as second in the table, above Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors.
Giants head into the fixture on the back of a 28-14 success over play-off hopefuls Widnes Vikings, taking their winning run to four games.
Victory against Denis Betts’ side at the John Smith’s Stadium was preceded by a 36-18 defeat of Wakefield, a 38-16 win against Catalan Dragons and 52-26 success over relegated Bradford Bulls.
Wolves kept danger man Jermaine McGillvary quiet during a 33-14 win in March, but the centre has crossed six times in Giants’ recent winning run and is Super League’s fourth top try-scorer this campaign.