Huddersfield Giants have finalised their of pre-season programme of trial games and will host Super League rivals Catalan Dragons at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The game against the French club will be played on Saturday, January 23 (3pm) and the Dragons are expected to bring present their full strength team.

It will be the final warm-up match for Giants head coach Paul Anderson’s team who will have already competed against Halifax and Hull KR.

The Giants will travel to Hull KR for former Huddersfield winger David Hodgson’s testimonial match to be played on Sunday, January 17 (3pm).

Before that the Giants will have a friendly against Championship side Halifax, coached by former Giants forward Richard Marshall, on Sunday, January 10 – the Infirmary Cup game will be played at The Shay (3pm).

“The Dragons will be ideal opposition for us to see where we are physically just a fortnight out from the opening weekend of Super League,” said Anderson.

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“We’ve an awful lot of work to do before then of course, but by that stage we will be looking at our team shape and movement.

“Playing at home too will be good for us as we’ve a number of lads who will be new to the stadium and we’ve not yet trained there either.”