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Match Preview: Challenge Cup – Saints vs Giants

Saints take on the Huddersfield Giants in the Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday (8.15pm) live on Sky Sports and you can read all of the pre match news below.

BACKGROUND…

It’s the Betfred Challenge Cup quarter finals and Saints are the ‘home’ team despite all games being played at Leeds’ Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Kristian Woolf’s men are five from five in Super League and got past Leeds Rhinos in the last round of the cup a few week’s ago. Huddersfield meanwhile picked up their first win of 2021 after a drop goal victory over Leeds. The Giants reached the Cup quarter final’s after overcoming Leigh 18-36.

LAST TEN MEETINGS:

Huddersfield 10, St Helens 18 (SLR4, 22/4/21)
Huddersfield 6, St Helens 54 (SLR11, 4/9/20)
St Helens 10, Huddersfield 12 (SLR6, 6/3/20)
St Helens 48, Huddersfield 6 (SLR28, 6/9/19)
St Helens 38, Huddersfield 2 (SLR18, 14/6/19)
Huddersfield 16, St Helens 22 (CCR6, 12/5/19)
Huddersfield 12, St Helens 40 (SLR6, 14/3/19)
St Helens 12, Huddersfield 16 (SLS8-R1, 10/8/18)
St Helens 66, Huddersfield 4 (SLR12, 20/4/18)
Huddersfield 12, St Helens 26 (SLR3, 23/2/18)

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

2019 (Round 6) Huddersfield 16 St Helens 22
2014 (Round 4) Huddersfield 16 St Helens 17
2009 (Semi-Final) Huddersfield 24 St Helens 14
2006 (FINAL) Huddersfield 12 St Helens 42
2005 (Round 4) Huddersfield 22 St Helens 26
2004 (Semi-Final) Huddersfield 6 St Helens 46
2001 (Quarter Final) St Helens 54 Huddersfield 16
1994 (Round 4) Huddersfield 16 St Helens 23
1981 (Round 1) Huddersfield 8 St Helens 10
1978 (Quarter Final) St Helens 31 Huddersfield 5
1972 (Round 2) St Helens 32 Huddersfield 9
1968 (Round 1) St Helens 0 Huddersfield 5
1962 (Round 2) St Helens 2 Huddersfield 13
1954 (Round 2) Huddersfield 12 St Helens 5
1953 (FINAL) Huddersfield 15 St Helens 10
1937 (Round 1) St Helens 4 Huddersfield 11
1924 (Round 2) Huddersfield 24 St Helens 13
1915 (FINAL) Huddersfield 37 St Helens 3
1913 (Round 1) St Helens 0 Huddersfield 19

21 MAN SQUADS

COACHES PREVIEW

Head over to Saints TV to listen to Kristian Woolf previewed Friday’s clash including a fitness update on Tommy Makinson and Joel Thompson.

Captain James Roby also looks ahead to a clash here.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

KIT?

Saints are the home team and will play in our traditional red and white kit.

FANS?

Following the Government guidelines the game will again be played behind closed doors, BUT a limited number of fans are set to return in our next game against Salford on May 17th. Click here to read more.

WHERE CAN I WATCH THE GAME?

The game is live on Sky Sports Mix.

Mix is a general Sky channel so you can watch the game if you have a Sky subscription but don’t have a specific Sports subscription.

Supporters can also follow the game on our official TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts as well as on our Live Match Centre.

Reaction will follow the Full-Time whistle on our website and social media channels whilst the highlights and the full 80 minute replay will be on Saints TV over the weekend for subscribers.

MATCHDAY E-PROGRAMME

Download our third 2021 edition of the Club’s official e-programme, a solely digital version of the traditional matchday programme, which is now available to view for FREE in our new GameHub! Click here to read all about it.

The Club recently linked up with MatchDayInfo, the global providers of digital match day programmes, which will see the Saints Matchday E-Programme available to view on an App and new-look ‘GameHub’ platform.

READ THE E-PROGRAMME ON OUR GAMEHUB BY CLICKING HERE (or scan the QR code below)

You can also click here if you want to download and print the E-Programme.

Alternatively just scan the QR code with your phone camera below.

Fans can also download the MatchdayInfo App for FREE to their Android or iPhone device. Once you have downloaded the FREE MatchDayInfo App on your Android or iPhone device select ‘St Helens’ as your Club and you will receive a push notification as soon as we upload the latest edition of our e-programme to the App! Also available on the App is the full set of 2019/20 issues which you can enjoy.

In today’s edition we have an interview with Regan Grace who recently signed a contract extension, plus an insight from Head Coach Kristian Woolf. We have a look back in time thanks to Saints Heritage Society. We also have all the low-down on Huddersfield. Don’t forget to CLICK the links to watch the videos and find out more about all our partners through their adverts.

RIVALS WATCH

Friday:
Catalans vs Warrington – 6pm – Sky Sports Mix
St Helens vs Huddersfield – 8.15pm – Sky Sports Mix

Hull KR vs Huddersfield – 7.45pm

Saturday:
Hull FC vs Wigan – 2:30pm – BBC
Castleford vs Salford – 5.30pm – BBC

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