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England  36-6  PNG  FT

Sunday 17th July 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 22

18-34 FT

( 12-22 HT )

Attendance: 5,526

Official: J Cobb

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Danny Brough, Tom Symonds, Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Joe Greenwood, Jack Owens, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Jordan Turner, Adam Swift, Alex Walmsley,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens moved level on points with fourth-placed Catalans Dragons after beating Huddersfield 34-18 in Rick Stone's first game in charge of the Giants.

The result means Huddersfield remain rooted to the bottom of the table and, with only one match remaining before the split, appear set to face four away games in the Qualifiers.

Saints were 22-12 up at the break after tries from Joe Greenwood, Jack Owens, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Jordan Turner in an entertaining first half.

Adam Swift and Alex Walmsley crossed after half-time while Mark Percival landed five goals in all as St Helens eased to their fourth straight First Utility Super League victory.

Stone, who officially took over at the start of the week, saw Huddersfield reply with tries from Danny Brough - who added three goals - Tom Symonds and Jermaine McGillvary, but it was a losing start for the Australian. 

Stone only arrived in the UK on Wednesday morning and admitted his first taste of live Super League action was an eye-opener, saying: "We showed some real good things, plenty of bad things and everything in between.

"We fought hard but gave away some soft tries.

"The first 15 minutes of the second half put us in a position to put some pressure on Saints but we couldn't maintain that pressure.

"They play differently in the Super League to what I'm used to (in the Australian NRL) and there was some real frivolous stuff from us - the degree of difficulty of some of the options we took was way too high and the outcomes weren't always great and we paid for that on the scoreboard.

"There is going to have to be a change in mentality and mindset from our players if we are going to start improving."

Saints coach Keiron Cunningham praised his side's work rate after they continued their recent upward surge.

He said: "I'm elated. I'm proud of how hard the group are working for each other and generally in rugby league you get what you deserve and I think in our last four victories we've worked exceptionally hard and got what we deserved."

Cunningham highlighted the importance of finishing the regular season in the top four, adding: "Fourth get more home games than you get away games and we've always targeted top four, although a few weeks ago it seemed it might have got away from us.

"We are still reliant on other teams in the final game but all we can take care of is what we do - the variables away from that we can't do anything about.

"All we can do is prepare for the final game (away at Wigan)."

  • 66: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 64: TRY! scored for St Helens by Alex Walmsley
  • 50: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 50: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 48: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 38: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 37: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jordan Turner
  • 29: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 28: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 20: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Tom Symonds
  • 16: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jack Owens
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 9: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 2: TRY! scored for St Helens by Joe Greenwood
  • 2: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Offloads 4
    1 1

    Craig Huby

    Offloads 4
    1 1

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Metres 222
    1 1
    Clean Breaks 3

    Adam Swift

    Metres 188
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 3
    St Helens 6

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 3
    St Helens 5

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1444
    St Helens 1292

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 212
    St Helens 191

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 332
    St Helens 334

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 25
    St Helens 10

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 6
    St Helens 8

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 8
    St Helens 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Symonds 1 0 31 5 3 2 1 21 111 5.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Danny Brough 1 0 10 1 2 6 6 22 130 5.91 2 3 1 0 3 0 4 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 1 4 0 3 3 1 24 222 9.25 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 20 4 0 2 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 12 5 0 0 0 6 54 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 19 6 4 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Eorl Crabtree 0 0 15 4 1 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 21 4 0 0 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 29 4 0 0 0 9 76 8.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Rapira 0 0 37 10 1 1 0 16 123 7.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 43 11 0 0 0 12 65 5.42 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 23 5 1 3 0 13 89 6.85 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Ryan Brierley 0 0 10 3 1 1 1 6 25 4.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gene Ormsby 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 17 137 8.06 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 16 1 0 1 0 10 56 5.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 31 4 4 3 0 13 104 8.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Jake Connor 0 1 7 1 0 1 2 12 60 5.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jack Owens 1 0 6 0 1 1 0 17 115 6.76 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Swift 1 0 4 0 0 3 1 16 188 11.75 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Turner 1 0 18 2 0 2 0 15 69 4.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Walmsley 1 0 17 3 1 2 0 14 119 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Greenwood 1 0 31 5 2 0 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 30 5 2 3 0 8 57 7.13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Mark Percival 0 0 10 0 3 3 1 15 90 6.00 1 1 1 0 5 1 1 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 0 19 3 1 0 0 4 18 4.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 8 66 8.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Walsh 0 3 12 1 2 1 3 9 36 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Roby 0 0 50 10 3 2 0 8 46 5.75 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 21 4 2 1 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 1 38 8 2 0 3 15 69 4.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Kyle Amor 0 0 12 3 2 1 0 16 119 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Atelea Vea 0 0 12 3 1 0 0 3 21 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Luke Thompson 0 0 28 4 1 1 0 11 89 8.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 20 4 0 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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