By James Smith

Huddersfield Giants play host to Castleford Tigers tonight in the Super League in an attempt to keep pressure on the top eight.

Castleford will want to carry on their terrific start to the season having won nine of their first 12 games which sees them sitting pretty at the top of the league.

International duty means that both sides will be weakened with England currently playing in Australia. Giants will be without Jermaine McGillvary, while the visitors are missing Zak Hardaker, Luke Gale and Mike McMeeken.

Mikey Wood and Matty English are also out for the hosts, while Tigers have recalled three players from loan, including Kevin Larroyer.

The Tigers thrashed the Giants 52-16 on March 31 during a run of nine games without victory for Huddersfield, which included a Challenge Cup exit against lowly Swinton Lions.

But Huddersfield ended that run in style by beating Leeds 31-12 and are looking to build on that result at home to the Betfred Super League leaders.

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