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26 May 2022

Betfred Challenge Cup Final 21-man squads announced

Betfred Challenge Cup Final 21-man squads announced

Will Pryce is the headline return to Huddersfield Giants' squad for the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup Final on Saturday.

The teenage full back or halfback makes his first appearance in Ian Watson's initial squad since March when he picked up a ten game ban for a dangerous tackle.

Though Watson was coy on whether he would be included, the absence of regular halfback Theo Fages through injury opens the door for his potential return. Fellow halfback Olly Russell also faces a late fitness test but in-form full back Tui Lolohea is in line to play.

Chris McQueen has shaken off an injury he picked up in their semi-final win over Hull KR, while veteran centre Leroy Cudjoe could make his first final appearance for the Giants since 2009 after his return to form displaced England squad member Jake Wardle.

In opposition, Wigan Warriors are close to full strength with captan Thomas Leuluai named in their squad following injury. He is joined in returning by Kaide Ellis as the pair replace youngsters Sam Halsall and Matty Nicholson in the 21.

Sam Powell serves the last of his six-game ban picked up on Good Friday for a crusher tackle. He is the only absentee from Wigan's first choice 1-17, with young hooker Brad O'Neill set to deputise at number nine once again.

Wigan Warriors' 21-man Betfred Challenge Cup Final squad:

Bevan French, Jake Bibby, Iain Thornley, Liam Marshall, Cade Cust, Thomas Leuluai, Brad Singleton, Patrick Mago, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Morgan Smithies, Kaide Ellis, Harry Smith, Oliver Partington, Ethan Havard, Liam Byrne, Joe Shorrocks, Jai Field, Abbas Miski, Brad O’neill.

Huddersfield Giants' 21-man Betfred Challenge Cup Final squad:

Will Pryce, Jermaine Mcgillvary, Ricky Leutele, Ashton Golding, Tui Lolohea, Chris Hill, Danny Levi, Michael Lawrence, Josh Jones, Chris McQueen, Luke Yates, Matty English, Joe Greenwood, Jack Cogger, Owen Trout, Adam O’Brien, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Olly Russell, Innes Senior, Sam Hewitt.