St Helens v Huddersfield: The key statistics

Paul Wellens will be a key player if St Helens are to secure the league leade's trophy

Paul Wellens will be a key player if St Helens are to secure the league leade's trophy

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St Helens take on Huddersfield Giants tonight in a must-win final game of the season, with a win securing Nathan Brown’s men the league leader’s trophy. Here’s a look the key facts surrounding the game.

Fifth-placed Huddersfield are without prop Eorl Crabtree for the first time this year while skipper Danny Brough misses only his second match.

England centre Leroy Cudjoe returns after sitting out the win over Hull and coach Paul Anderson has called up front-rowers Antonio Kaufusi and Josh Johnson.

First-placed St Helens have centre Mark Percival back from concussion while head coach Brown re-shuffles his back division following the loss of full-back Shannon McDonnell with a broken jaw.

This season: St Helens 41 Huddersfield 22.

Last season: Huddersfield 25 St Helens 16, St Helens 4 Huddersfield 40.

Last six league matches: Huddersfield W W W W D W; St Helens W W L W W L.

Top try-scorers: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 20; Tom Makinson (St Helens) 24.

Top goal-scorers: Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 100; Luke Walsh (St Helens) 67.

Referee: R Silverwood.