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Super League team guide: Huddersfield up to make amends

| 08.02.2015

Team Name: Huddersfield

Nickname: Giants

Ground: John Smith’s Stadium

Famous Fans: Ryan Sidebottom, Chris Hanson, Georgia Harrup

Super League Wins:  None

Last Season:  3rd

New Signings:  Craig Huby (Castleford), Jamie Ellis (Castleford), Oliver Roberts (Bradford), Jack Hughes (Wigan)

Head Coach: Paul Anderson

The former prop was promoted to the role of Head Coach in 2013, having joined the Giants’ coaching ranks upon hanging up his boots in 2006, and boy did he make an impact.

His first season in charge saw the Castleford-born man take Huddersfield to their first League Leaders’ shield in 81 years.

Several decent finishes in the regular season will provide plenty of encouragement to the man in charge at the Claret and Gold, but he will be desperate to add to his Grand Final winners’ medals he picked up as a player for St Helens and Bradford, this time in a coaching capacity.

Star Man: Danny Brough

As a former Man of Steel, Danny Brough knows all about upping his performance on the big day, but the Giants skipper has lamented how the club has “no excuses” for their failure to do better than one Grand Final in the last six years of making the Play-Offs.

With a new half-back partnership following the recent arrival of Jamie Ellis, some of the kicking pressure will be off the Scottish international, and his all-round game will surely be the benefactor of that.

Huddersfield will need him to shine if they are to bag their maiden Super League title.

Just watch your beer when the Scot launches one high into the air…Super League Grand Final odds14/1

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup odds: 10/1

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.