Friday 16th June 2017
20:00 - Round: 16

24-16 FT

( 12-6 HT )

Attendance :

Official: J Child

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

Friday 16th June 2017
20:00 - Round: 16

24 : 16 FT

( 12 - 6 HT )

Attendance :

Official: J Child

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

Scorers

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Leroy Cudjoe, Martyn Ridyard, Adam O'Brien, Lee Gaskell,

  • Goals
    Martyn Ridyard 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Luke Thompson, Mark Percival, Kyle Amor,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants survived a spirited St Helens fightback to make it three successive Betfred Super League wins with a 24-16 victory at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield forged a 12-point first-half advantage but the gap was twice trimmed to just two points before a late Lee Gaskell try sealed the points.

The Giants moved above Wigan Warriors and into seventh in the table - their highest position of the season - and are now just a point behind their defeated opponents.

Saints had won three of their previous four games since the arrival of new coach Justin Holbrook, but suffered a defeat in Yorkshire on Friday.

Leroy Cudjoe and Martyn Ridyard scored tries before the break to give the Giants a 12-6 lead, with Luke Thompson replying for Saints.

Mark Percival and Adam O'Brien traded tries after the break with Kyle Amor's 65th-minute effort narrowing Huddersfield's lead again before Gaskell's late intervention.

Giants head coach Rick Stone said: “The last three games have been very important in the context of the competition but this game in particular because of the way we won.

“We had a couple of comfortable wins but tonight was really satisfying as it was probably the toughest and most courageous we have been in the near 12 months that I’ve been here.

"We had some adversity with Jake (Mamo) and Kruise (Leeming) coming off, but we showed plenty of ticker. We have been in that situation plenty of times in the last eight to 10 weeks and not got the job done so to see it through tonight is satisfying."

Saints head coach Holbrook said: "We had another great week training and have been playing well but things didn’t go our way from the start, similar to last week. We did some dumb things and took some poor options to put ourselves under pressure.

“Last week we were good enough to get out of it but this week we couldn't.

“But I don’t want to take anything away from Huddersfield - they ran harder, tackled stronger and did everything better than us tonight.”

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 76: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 66: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 66: TRY! scored for St Helens by Kyle Amor
  • 55: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Adam O'Brien
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 43: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 39: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 39: TRY! scored for St Helens by Luke Thompson
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 36: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 13: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Leroy Cudjoe
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • Key Performers

    Sam Rapira

    Metres 131
    Tackles 35

    James Roby

    Tackles 40

    Jon Wilkin

    Tackles 41

    Regan Grace

    Metres 144

    Kyle Amor

    Tackles 33

    Theo Fages

    Tackles 42

    Zeb Taia

    Metres 132
    Tackles 36
    Offloads 4

    Head to Head

    Tries: 4-3

    Goals: 4-2

    METRES 1442 - 1478

    CARRIES 210 - 191

    TACKLES 348 - 427

    OFFLOADS 8 - 11

    PENALTIES 2 - 5

    BREAKS 5 - 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam O'Brien 1 0 27 5 3 0 0 4 27 6.75 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Martyn Ridyard 1 1 22 2 2 0 2 9 38 4.22 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0
    Lee Gaskell 1 0 13 2 0 1 0 13 94 7.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 1 0 19 4 4 3 0 14 87 6.21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 18 0 1 2 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 30 8 0 0 0 13 92 7.08 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Rapira 0 1 35 6 2 0 0 16 131 8.19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 41 6 2 4 0 13 69 5.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 30 4 3 3 0 12 91 7.58 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 31 4 4 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 26 4 0 1 0 13 90 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 17 2 2 0 1 7 68 9.71 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 23 5 0 7 0 14 122 8.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 10 0 3 0 12 10 52 5.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 15 106 7.07 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 22 157 7.14 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Mamo 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 13 71 5.46 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mark Percival 1 0 18 5 2 7 1 11 81 7.36 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 1
    Kyle Amor 1 0 33 10 2 1 0 9 68 7.56 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 1 0 42 15 0 0 0 14 120 8.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 4 23 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 20 190 9.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 1 8 1 0 3 0 20 157 7.85 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 5 0 1 4 0 19 144 7.58 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 0 42 7 1 0 3 5 28 5.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Smith 0 0 11 0 2 0 7 4 18 4.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 20 2 4 1 0 16 148 9.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    James Roby 0 0 40 12 2 1 0 8 74 9.25 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia 0 0 36 2 4 3 0 18 132 7.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 41 9 5 0 3 12 61 5.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 23 3 1 0 0 9 66 7.33 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 30 5 1 0 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 1 26 3 1 0 0 3 21 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Morgan Knowles 0 1 37 14 1 3 0 9 74 8.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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