Huddersfield Giants 2-10 Wakefield Trinity

Sunday 12th June 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 18

2-10 FT

HT: 0 2

Attendance: 5,077

Official: M Woodhead

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries

  • Goals
    Danny Brough,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Danny Kirmond,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 3,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond scored the only try of a tight derby to virtually secure his side's First Utility Super League top-eight spot and further dent the Super 8s hopes of his old club Huddersfield Giants.

The error-strewn game appeared certain to end tryless until Kirmond pounced in the 68th minute to clinch a 10-2 victory that lifts the Wildcats up to sixth in the table.

Kirmond, back from suspension, was the first to reach Liam Finn's delicate grubber kick on the last tackle to score a precious try and Finn kicked his third goal to wrap up the scoring.

Huddersfield remain second from bottom, eight points adrift of eighth-placed Widnes and, despite the promptings of stand-off Danny Brough on his return from injury, rarely looked capable of ending their recent barren run.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: "It was a scrappy game but I thought we kicked the ball very well and our kick-chase was magnificent.

"It's the best we've defended for a while, so I'm proud of the boys.

"We've not been great over the last two weeks but I thought we showed some character today. The boys really dug in."

On his side's top-eight prospects, Chester added: "We've been fortunate that other results have gone for us in the last few weeks and this win takes us up into sixth spot. Teams below us have to win four out of five which is a big ask but we're not getting carried away."

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Giants coach Paul Anderson provided injury updates on Aaron Murphy and skipper Ryan Hinchcliffe, who were both forced off the field.

"Murph's got a fair old cut in his scalp," Anderson said. "He's gone straight to hospital and might need surgery.

"We then lost Ryan Hinchcliffe when he popped a rib cartilage. We were already down on troops and we've lost a couple more today.

"It was a very poor day all round."

  • 69: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Danny Kirmond
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty 1
    1 1

    Anthony England

    Metres 156
    4 4

    Tom Johnstone

    Metres 151
    4 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 0
    Wakefield Trinity 1

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 1
    Wakefield Trinity 3

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1216
    Wakefield Trinity 1413

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 174
    Wakefield Trinity 213

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 440
    Wakefield Trinity 324

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 5
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 7
    Wakefield Trinity 8

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 1
    Wakefield Trinity 1

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Johnson 0 0 43 9 2 1 0 12 97 8.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kyle Wood 0 0 35 7 2 0 0 7 42 6.00 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 43 6 1 0 0 10 51 5.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Eorl Crabtree 0 0 29 3 1 0 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 31 9 1 0 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 39 7 2 1 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 43 10 0 2 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathan Mason 0 0 35 8 1 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 27 7 2 1 0 6 34 5.67 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 36 6 3 0 0 13 106 8.15 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 0 16 1 2 0 0 4 12 3.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Danny Brough 0 0 20 2 3 3 10 14 51 3.64 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 46 9.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josef Wardle 0 0 7 0 1 2 1 12 119 9.92 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 31 7 1 4 0 12 115 9.58 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 19 174 9.16 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Brierley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 39 4.88 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Danny Kirmond 1 0 47 11 2 1 0 15 91 6.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 16 151 9.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bill Tupou 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 14 98 7.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 12 0 0 4 0 10 100 10.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 15 120 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Max Jowitt 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 10 75 7.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 22 2 5 2 4 10 33 3.30 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Finn 0 1 15 1 3 2 10 9 34 3.78 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0
    Scott Anderson 0 0 31 5 2 0 0 17 116 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Stuart Howarth 0 0 28 3 2 0 2 2 6 3.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 25 1 1 1 0 22 156 7.09 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 41 7 2 1 0 13 53 4.08 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Micheal Sio 0 0 21 3 1 2 0 16 71 4.44 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 25 6 1 1 0 19 119 6.26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 19 5 0 1 0 15 126 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Arundel 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 19 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 16 4 0 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties

    TEST