TWO weeks after locking horns in Super League, Saints will again come up against Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants - but this time the prize is much greater.

Saints are playing for a place in the Betfred Challenge Cup semi final as they seek the prize that has eluded them since 2008.

Friday’s game, which kicks off at 8.15pm, is part of a double header at Headingley coming after the Catalans v Warrington clash.

After a disappointing performance at Leigh last Friday, coach Kristian Woolf believes this is just the sort of game to get his players fired up.

Woolf said: “It is what the players want. They want a real challenge, a big game – it is what excites them.

“That is certainly what we are going to get this week.

“The beauty of playing Huddersfield only two weeks ago is that we got a real look at how tough the game is going to be and how much of a challenge it is going to be.

“They showed that they can make it a game of attrition and hang in there.

“They made us work for everything and that is something we pride ourselves on as well.

“Having that fresh in memories is a real positive and one I know the players will be up for this weekend.

“We know we have a lot of improvement in us, with and without the ball.

“That is where we sit at the moment.

“We have done a lot of good things and have an ability to work hard and put ourselves in a position to win games.”

Saints are without James Bentley and Matty Lees, but welcome back Joel Thompson, Morgan Knowles and Tommy Makinson.

Woolf will have a selection dilemma with a fully fit back five for the first time this year.

SAINTS 21: 1, Lachlan Coote, 2, Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4, Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 11. Joel Thompson, 13, Morgan Knowles, 14. Sione Mata’utia, 15. LMS, 16. Kyle Amor, 17, Agnatius Paasi, 18. Jack Welsby, 19, Aaron Smith, 20, Joe Batchelor, 21. Lewis Dodd, 25. Dan Norman, 29. Ben Davies.