Friday 7th July 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 21

40-0 FT

( 24-0 HT )

Official: G Hewer

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Shannon Wakeman, Jermaine McGillvary 2, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Adam O'Brien, Darnell McIntosh, Ukuma Ta'ai,

  • Goals
    Martyn Ridyard 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants took another giant step towards Betfred Super League safety and confirmed Widnes Vikings' place in the Qualifiers with an emphatic 40-0 victory at the John Smith's Stadium.

The Giants still need one more win from their last two games of the regular season to clinch a top-eight spot but, on this form, they can already look forward to the Super 8s with confidence.

It was routine for Huddersfield from the moment Australian prop Shannon Wakeman took hooker Kruise Leeming's short pass to crash over before Jermaine McGillvary went over for his 14th try of the season five minutes later.

Ryan Hinchcliffe added a third while the visitors wasted two promising positions before Greg Burke was held up.

Substitute Adam O'Brien made an immediate impact, dummying his way over for his side's fourth try and they ran riot in the second half, with Darnell McIntosh adding a fifth before McGillvary notched a second and Ukuma Ta'ai rounded off a comfortable win.

Widnes coach Denis Betts branded his team "disgraceful" and "atrocious" after the defeat.

"It was disgraceful to be honest," he said. "I was embarrassed by the team's effort and skill.

"We had chances in the first couple of sets and dropped the ball and bombed 18 points. We then ran out of energy on the back of our lack of completion. We gave them about 28 extra tackles."

Rick Stone added: "If you'd have given me 40-0 before the game, I would have snatched your hand off. The scoreline is one we were looking for obviously in the context of the competition.

"It was not a pretty game, there were a lot of errors from both teams and there are some things we need to look at but I'm happy to come away with a nil scoreline."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 77: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 71: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 51: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 36: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Adam O'Brien
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 16: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • 11: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 6: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Shannon Wakeman
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Martyn Ridyard
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty 1
    1 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 7
    Widnes Vikings 0

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 6
    Widnes Vikings 0

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1311
    Widnes Vikings 984

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 187
    Widnes Vikings 130

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 267
    Widnes Vikings 386

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 5
    Widnes Vikings 8

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 8
    Widnes Vikings 16

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 6
    Widnes Vikings 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 21 182 8.67 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Adam O'Brien 1 0 13 1 0 2 0 5 32 6.40 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 36 6 3 3 0 11 64 5.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 20 2 0 2 0 9 57 6.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shannon Wakeman 1 0 19 1 1 2 0 15 111 7.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 11 110 10.00 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 24 1 1 1 0 11 63 5.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 11 83 7.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 13 86 6.62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 20 2 1 2 0 16 85 5.31 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 3 16 2 0 1 1 6 40 6.67 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Rapira 0 0 23 4 0 0 0 16 125 7.81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Martyn Ridyard 0 0 6 1 3 2 3 6 44 7.33 0 1 0 0 6 1 1 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 16 2 1 0 5 6 20 3.33 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 23 3 0 0 0 4 33 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 1 6 1 3 3 0 14 98 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 2 3 0 0 4 1 12 78 6.50 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
    Charly Runciman 0 0 15 2 1 3 0 12 83 6.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Chris Bridge 0 0 14 0 2 0 1 18 147 8.17 0 4 2 0 0 0 3 2
    Ryan Ince 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 12 97 8.08 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Thompson 0 0 8 0 4 3 2 7 62 8.86 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 9 62 6.89 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Mellor 0 0 13 1 1 1 1 10 82 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 23 5 7 0 3 4 9 2.25 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 35 7 1 0 0 3 31 10.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Lloyd White 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 29 0 2 0 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Chris Houston 0 0 44 11 1 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Matt Whitley 0 0 35 3 2 0 1 7 66 9.43 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 43 10 2 0 0 9 83 9.22 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Greg Burke 0 0 23 5 0 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 21 4 0 0 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Walker 0 0 25 3 1 0 0 4 26 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 31 2 1 1 1 5 44 8.80 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2

    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