Saturday 9th September 2017
13:30 - Round: 5

52-14 FT

( 30-4 HT )

Attendance : 1,405

Official: J Child

Venue: A J Bell Stadium, Salford

Saturday 9th September 2017
13:30 - Round: 5

52 : 14 FT

( 30 - 4 HT )

Attendance : 1,405

Official: J Child

Venue: A J Bell Stadium, Salford

Scorers

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Kris Welham 2, Tyrone McCarthy, Manu Vatuvei 2, Niall Evalds, Jake Bibby, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Josh Jones,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 8,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary, Ollie Roberts, Ryan Hinchcliffe,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Salford Red Devils snapped their eight-match losing run in emphatic fashion at the AJ Bell Stadium against Huddersfield Giants.

Manu Vatuvei and Kris Welham scored two tries each in the 52-14 rout, while Gareth O'Brien made an effortless switch from full-back to scrum-half with an influential performance, kicking eight goals.

Welham's 100th try of his career added to O'Brien's early penalty before Tyrone McCarthy spotted a gap near the tryline and went over from two metres out.

Vatuvei then powered over, Welham added his second and Niall Evalds touched down to give Ian Watson's side a 30-0 lead just before half-time.

Jermaine McGillvary went over in the corner to get Huddersfield on the board but just two minutes into the second half Vatuvei added his second try.

Jake Bibby got in on the act with a try before the Giants responded through Oliver Roberts.

Ben Murdoch-Masila and Josh Jones took Salford's try tally to nine before Ryan Hinchcliffe completed the scoring for the visitors.

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "I don't think we have been as good as that in a game-plan for some time. The boys out there have done themselves proud. They gave it everything.

"I thought we won the energy battle. We are a team that like to play and I thought we did some things really well."

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone said: "We weren't at the races today. Salford turned up with some real intent and they ran and tackled harder. Salford marched us down the field and put us under pressure.

"I am disappointed for a lot of people at the club, especially our fans. I'd like to think it's something we can get over quickly."

 

  • 78: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 75: TRY! scored for Salford by Josh Jones
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 65: TRY! scored for Salford by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 49: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 45: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 41: TRY! scored for Salford by Manu Vatuvei
  • 38: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 33: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 31: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 26: TRY! scored for Salford by Manu Vatuvei
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 12: TRY! scored for Salford by Tyrone McCarthy
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • 6: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • Key Performers

    Alex Mellor

    Tackles 33

    Manu Vatuvei

    Metres 148

    Robert Lui

    Offloads 4

    Head to Head

    Tries: 9-3

    Goals: 8-1

    METRES 1356 - 720

    CARRIES 187 - 106

    TACKLES 245 - 361

    OFFLOADS 16 - 2

    PENALTIES 7 - 7

    BREAKS 11 - 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Manu Vatuvei 2 0 5 1 0 5 0 14 148 10.57 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Kris Welham 2 1 9 0 1 0 0 15 86 5.73 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Tyrone McCarthy 1 0 25 2 2 0 0 17 99 5.82 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Joshua Jones 1 0 22 4 2 6 0 14 83 5.93 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 1 24 4 0 4 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Jake Bibby 1 0 4 0 0 2 1 11 71 6.45 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 1 1 5 0 0 5 0 9 80 8.89 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Kriss Brining 0 0 16 0 2 0 0 5 53 10.60 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Walne 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Walne 0 0 15 3 1 1 0 14 116 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 8 65 8.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 1 24 5 3 1 0 12 79 6.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 6 46 7.67 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 22 2 1 1 0 13 87 6.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth O'Brien 0 0 12 3 1 1 3 4 31 7.75 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0
    Robert Lui 0 2 17 0 0 3 6 13 84 6.46 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Junior Sau 0 2 12 2 2 4 0 18 128 7.11 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 15 95 6.33 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 53 11 4 0 0 5 19 3.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 39 15 4 3 0 5 38 7.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 7 1 4 0 0 7 39 5.57 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Mellor 0 1 33 5 3 0 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 8 0 0 4 1 7 24 3.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gene Ormsby 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 12 55 4.58 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 10 1 1 1 2 3 14 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 12 4 1 1 2 5 18 3.60 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 43 10 1 3 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 1 16 3 4 0 0 3 20 6.67 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 24 4 4 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 21 2 1 2 1 7 92 13.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 23 2 1 0 0 5 57 11.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 3 31 10.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 19 2 0 2 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 24 8 1 0 0 2 8 4.00 0 2 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