Wigan Warriors 16-16 Huddersfield Giants

Sunday 19th March 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 5

16-16 FT

HT: 10 14

Attendance: 12,704

Official: C Kendall

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Morgan Escare, Tom Davies, Anthony Gelling,

  • Goals
    Morgan Escare 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Lee Gaskell, Darnell McIntosh,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants bounced back from last week's drubbing by taking a point from Wigan Warriors as they battled to a 16-16 draw in Betfred Super League.

The Giants led 14-10 at the break with both teams crossing for two tries apiece, the first coming from nothing for Huddersfield with Lee Gaskell going over from a metre out after Jermaine McGillvary was hauled down following a 95-yard interception.

Morgan Escare and Darnell McIntosh then traded four pointers, before Tom Davies crossed on his debut to put Wigan within two points.

The Warriors scored the only try of the second half through Anthony Gelling, but no one could produce that one piece of magic to clinch the win.

Kruise Leeming was sent to the bin for a high tackle with just over 10 minutes to go, giving Escare the chance to level the scores.

Both sides had chances to clinch the win, but Danny Brough blew his moment as he rushed a drop-goal attempt in the dying moments as Wigan held on to go top of the table.

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane admitted he was pleased to claim the point, after injuries to Sean O'Loughlin and Jack Wells inside the opening eight minutes, which left his side with just two replacements for the rest of the game.

“It doesn’t feel like a defeat," he said. "Credit to them, they came with a game plan and the game was played at the pace they wanted.

“We were off, it was a flat game and we didn’t do much to get ourselves out of it. Coupled with the loss of personnel I am happy for the draw.

“Wells rolled his ankle and Lockers (O’Loughlin has a pull in his calf). We had to reshuffle. We have been good this year so I’m not going to ride them too hard for this.”

Giants boss Rick Stone said: "Wigan were there for the taking today with injuries and they weren’t at their best.

"We attacked a bit better. We challenged Wigan a bit more offensively. A point against the current champions you would definitely call that a pass mark. There was a good opportunity to take the full two points, we have got to learn to manage that better.”

  • 74: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 48: TRY! scored for Wigan by Anthony Gelling
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 28: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tom Davies
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 19: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 12: TRY! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 4: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • Key Performers

    Anthony Gelling

    Metres 151
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wigan Warriors 6
    Huddersfield Giants 4

    Goals:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Huddersfield Giants 8

    METRES:

    Wigan Warriors 1068
    Huddersfield Giants 1338

    CARRIES:

    Wigan Warriors 163
    Huddersfield Giants 187

    TACKLES:

    Wigan Warriors 344
    Huddersfield Giants 315

    OFFLOADS:

    Wigan Warriors 10
    Huddersfield Giants 12

    PENALTIES:

    Wigan Warriors 9
    Huddersfield Giants 13

    BREAKS:

    Wigan Warriors 5
    Huddersfield Giants 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Anthony Gelling 1 0 11 1 1 6 0 18 151 8.39 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Davies 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 19 120 6.32 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 1 1 10 3 0 3 2 12 87 7.25 1 1 2 0 2 2 1 1
    Liam Forsyth 0 0 7 0 2 0 1 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 26 6 2 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 42 9 1 0 0 11 78 7.09 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Tony Clubb 0 0 28 9 3 0 1 9 62 6.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 10 10.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Wells 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 2 25 5 2 2 0 12 62 5.17 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 40 8 5 0 0 11 61 5.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Powell 0 0 46 11 2 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 23 5 1 0 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 13 1 1 4 1 8 33 4.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Williams 0 0 19 2 3 4 3 11 55 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Liam Marshall 0 0 2 0 0 7 1 12 85 7.08 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 40 5 0 0 0 10 69 6.90 0 1 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
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 7 0 2 2 1 17 110 6.47 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lee Gaskell 1 1 10 1 2 4 4 12 92 7.67 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 21 0 3 1 0 12 90 7.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 20 4 0 5 0 13 88 6.77 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 14 181 12.93 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 6 0 4 2 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 19 2 2 1 5 6 53 8.83 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 2
    Sam Rapira 0 0 35 8 1 0 1 11 91 8.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 24 2 0 1 0 7 44 6.29 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 17 1 2 2 0 14 94 6.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 3
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 23 7 3 0 0 12 56 4.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 30 4 1 1 0 8 38 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Paul Clough 0 0 19 3 0 0 0 13 87 6.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 33 4 1 3 0 10 68 6.80 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 21 3 2 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Daniel Smith 0 0 18 2 0 1 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 8 47 5.88 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