Huddersfield Giants (21/10 Challenge Cup Outright) coach Ian Watson is adamant that his team are not looking beyond Friday’s Betfred Super League visit of Toulouse to the John Smith’s Stadium at 19:45.

The Giants have the small matter of next Saturday’s Challenge Cup final to look forward to, with Wigan Warriors their opponents at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, before that, they have an opportunity to strengthen their grip on fourth in the Betfred Super League standings.

With Toulouse rock bottom of the table, Huddersfield could be forgiven for being distracted and Watson has admitted that certain players may be rested on Friday, namely half-back Theo Fages, as a precaution.

Even so, the 45-year-old says his side’s focus is on this game and not next weekend’s shot at silverware (Match Betting – Huddersfield Giants 2/11, Toulouse 9/2, Tie 22/1).

“We have got to focus on this game,” he said. “We’ve done really well so far this season.

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“We don’t want to be handing our shirts over the week before a Challenge Cup final as that’s one game you don’t want to be missing out on. Looking at our training, I think we are really focused and looking forward to the Toulouse challenge.”

A win for Toulouse may not be enough to take them off the foot of the table but could close the points difference gap on the side they beat 20-14 last weekend, Wakefield, who are currently two points better off.

Trinity make the short trip up the M1 to 10th-placed Leeds at 20:00 (Match Betting – Leeds Rhinos 2/5, Wakefield Trinity 11/5, Tie 20/1), the Rhinos having tasted defeat last weekend as they went down 23-8 to Salford.

The Red Devils, currently ninth, are also in action against sixth-placed Castleford at the AJ Bell at 20:00, with the Tigers hoping to have half-back Danny Richardson back following neck surgery (Match Betting – Salford Red Devils 6/5, Castleford 8/11, Tie 22/1).

Thursday’s action saw leaders St Helens (10/11 Grand Final Winner) given a scare in their 12-10 win at Warrington.

Gareth Widdop gave the Wire the lead but tries from Alex Walmsley and Tommy Makinson, both converted by the latter, saw Saints go in ahead.

However, they failed to build on their advantage but George Williams’ score was all Warrington could manage after the break as the champions opened up a four-point lead on Wigan and Catalans, who play Hull FC and Hull KR, respectively, on Saturday.

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