Huddersfield Giants 24-16 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 24th February 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 2

24-16 FT

HT: 8 16

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Sam Wood 2, Ukuma Ta'ai, Ollie Roberts, Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Liam Finn, Ben Jones-Bishop 2,

  • Goals
    Sam Williams 2,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Acting captain Danny Brough led Huddersfield Giants to a thrilling 24-16 victory over Wakefield Trinity and climbed into rugby league's all-time top 10 list of scorers.

Brough was responsible for the decisive moment of an entertaining match when he broke clear nine minutes and kicked through for Jermaine McGillvary to pounce for the match-winning try and leave Wakefield still looking for their first win of the season.

McGillvary's fourth try in three matches completed the fightback for the Giants, who had trailed despite two early tries for teenager centre Sam Wood, his first in Betfred Super League.

However Liam Finn and a Ben Jones-Bishop brace, including a spectacular 90-metre effort, saw Wakefield go into the break with an eight-point advantage before Ukuma Ta'ai and Oliver Roberts set up a Giants win.

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone said: "We had a good hard look at ourselves at half-time. We had a good chat and a few of the senior guys spoke up. 

"Defensively we needed to improve. Wakefield had a pretty good first half but they were rolling us down the field far too easily and the score could have been worse at half-time.

"It took a while for us to get it right but they stayed at it and got a result which will hopefully give them a bit of belief going forward.

Chris Chester added: "We looked like a team chasing the game and came up with some poor errors attacking in their third.

"It's disappointing because that's two games on the bounce we've thrown away. There were some poor individual performances tonight. We got what we deserved."

  • 73: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 72: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 66: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 63: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 39: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 26: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 14: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 7: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Sam Wood
  • 6: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Sam Wood
  • Key Performers

    Sam Wood

    Clean Breaks 3
    1 1

    Kruise Leeming

    Tackles 56
    1 1

    Ben Jones-Bishop

    Metres 167
    4 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 5
    Wakefield Trinity 3

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 2
    Wakefield Trinity 2

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1298
    Wakefield Trinity 1317

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 168
    Wakefield Trinity 174

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 362
    Wakefield Trinity 327

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 9
    Wakefield Trinity 7

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 9
    Wakefield Trinity 9

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 5
    Wakefield Trinity 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sam Wood 2 0 33 3 5 2 0 8 64 8.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 3 0 2 2 0 4 28 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 34 5 0 2 0 16 134 8.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 6 0 1 3 0 19 163 8.58 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 23 5 1 0 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 21 3 1 2 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 35 10 0 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 17 4 2 1 0 6 34 5.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 12 1 1 2 0 6 30 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 34 6 2 7 0 12 96 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Kruise Leeming 0 2 56 16 4 2 0 12 108 9.00 0 11 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Brierley 0 0 15 2 3 0 3 3 9 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 30 5 1 1 0 15 115 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Danny Brough 0 3 18 3 2 2 8 8 74 9.25 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 8 44 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 13 3 1 3 0 14 126 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 10 0 1 1 1 15 127 8.47 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Jones-Bishop 2 0 5 1 2 5 0 11 167 15.18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 1 0 9 1 1 1 0 6 40 6.67 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 15 2 2 0 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Walker 0 0 15 2 0 1 0 9 75 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 26 3 1 1 0 15 93 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Wood 0 0 31 6 1 1 1 8 56 7.00 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 30 6 5 1 0 5 48 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Huby 0 0 19 1 1 2 0 14 106 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    David Fifita 0 0 17 3 2 2 0 14 99 7.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 44 12 0 0 0 13 63 4.85 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Anthony England 0 0 34 5 1 1 0 11 73 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Williams 0 0 12 2 4 0 4 6 30 5.00 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 22 5 5 3 4 8 41 5.13 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 2
    Reece Lyne 0 1 18 5 3 2 0 10 72 7.20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Bill Tupou 0 0 17 1 1 0 0 15 136 9.07 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 7 1 1 4 0 14 120 8.57 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Grix 0 0 6 0 2 4 3 10 61 6.10 0 1 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

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