Huddersfield v Castleford: McGillvary relishes Carney battle

Justin Carney and Jermaine McGillvary
Justin Carney (left) is top scorer in Super League this season with six tries for Castleford

Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary is relishing going up against Castleford flier Justin Carney in Thursday's Super League derby.

McGillvary, 26, opened his account for the season with a try in last Friday's home win against Widnes, the Giants' first of the campaign.

Australian winger Carney is the division's top scorer with six tries.

"Carney's no small task, he's a big wrecking ball," McGillvary told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I've played against him before and done quite well but it's not going to be easy."

Both McGillvary and Carney have been prolific scorers in Super League, with 20 and 17 apiece in regular-season matches last year.

Heaviest... and the lightest Super League wingers
WingerWeight (Kg)Height (ft/in)
Patrick Ah Van (Widnes) Heaviest1045'10
Tom Lineham (Hull FC)1036'2
Paddy Flynn (Widnes)1036'1
Josh Charnley (Wigan)1025'10
Joel Monaghan (Warrington)1016'2
Jordan Thompson (Hull FC)1016'1
Willie Tonga (Catalans)1006'1
Tom Briscoe (Leeds)1005'11
Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC)996'0
Justin Carney (Castleford)995'10
Kieran Dixon (Hull KR) Lightest785'9
* All data listed in the 2015 Super League media guide

The 'tank on the flank', as former Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders wide-man is known, helped Castleford to their opening win of the season against Wigan in round four and will line up opposite McGillvary on the Tigers' left edge.

"He looks more like a wrestler than a rugby league player, but he's a very explosive man and a very good player," McGillvary added.

"Cas are a very well-drilled team, Daryl Powell has them playing very well so we have to be on top form come Thursday night."