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Huddersfield Giants 6-38 Hull Kingston Rovers

Thursday 15th March 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 6

6-38 FT

HT: 6 20

Attendance: 4,612

Official: B Thaler

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

Official Report / Commentary

Hull KR pulled off their first away win of the season to climb out of the bottom four of the Betfred Super League table.

The Robins conceded the first try of the match to Huddersfield Giants second rower Oliver Roberts but went on to score six of their own without reply to secure an emphatic 38-6 triumph at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Australian centre Andrew Heffernan sparked the fightback with his side’s first try and created two others, but the highlight of the win was a length-of-the-field finish by forward James Greenwood, while veteran half-back Danny McGuire scored his first try for the club.

Huddersfield were forced into a reshuffle following the withdrawal of full-back Jake Mamo and their attack struggled against a well-drilled Robins defence as Adam Quinlan and a brace of tried from Ryan Shaw, who also kicked seven goals, rounded off the scoring for the visitors.

Rovers head coach Tim Sheens said: "It was crucial to get back on the rails. The competition would have looked ugly with one win and the for and against will help us as well.

"This will put sides on notice that we’re not an easy beat. We’ve finally come up with a half-back combination and we’re starting to move forward.

"We were still scratchy for a while but we led well at half-time on the back of 100 per cent completion. I don’t think I’ve ever coached a side with 100 per cent completion in a half of football.

"Our offence operated tonight which is about time. In the conditions I thought we played well with ball in hand and scrambled well in the second half when, had they got a sniff, it might have been tighter. Sometimes things click and they did for us tonight."

Huddersfield boss Rick Stone said: "It’s frustrating and disappointing, I’m a bit angry. For a start I’ve got to give full credit to the opposition, who didn’t make an error in the first half and defended well in the second half.

"They rolled us down the field pretty comfortably in the first half. We weren’t good enough. When you’re playing in front of your own fans and your family, you’ve got to turn up and put in a better performance than that.

"We tried to go around them and it wasn’t a night for going around them. We needed to mix things up a bit. Maybe the boys need a couple of days away to freshen up a bit."

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 77: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 73: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 63: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 38: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 14: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Adam Quinlan
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 12: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Andrew Hefernan
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 7: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • Key Performers

    Justin Carney

    Metres: 194

    Rob Mulhern

    Metres: 156

    Andrew Heffernan

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 1
    Hull KR 6

    Goals:

    Giants 1
    Hull KR 7

    METRES:

    Giants 1215
    Hull KR 1367

    CARRIES:

    Giants 173
    Hull KR 165

    TACKLES:

    Giants 312
    Hull KR 331

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 10
    Hull KR 3

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 6
    Hull KR 10

    BREAKS:

    Giants 5
    Hull KR 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 34 9 0 5 0 12 127 10.58 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 17 124 7.29 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 14 124 8.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 20 0 1 5 0 16 124 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 19 2 1 5 0 14 117 8.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 15 116 7.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Wood 0 0 17 0 3 2 0 9 79 8.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 15 1 0 3 0 8 76 9.50 1 8 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 51 15 1 1 0 15 71 4.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Paul Clough 0 0 29 5 1 0 0 9 62 6.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 14 2 1 0 0 11 56 5.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 17 3 2 1 7 9 35 3.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 18 4 1 0 0 6 28 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 1 18 1 6 0 8 8 27 3.38 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 26 4 1 3 0 6 23 3.83 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 26 7 0 1 0 3 20 6.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 6 6.00 0 0 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
    Justin Carney 0 0 12 3 0 6 0 20 194 9.70 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 1 29 3 3 4 0 11 156 14.18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 15 5 4 0 0 13 145 11.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Shaw 2 0 8 0 1 4 0 15 143 9.53 1 1 1 0 7 0 0 0
    Thomas Minns 0 0 15 1 2 0 0 13 119 9.15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Heffernan 1 2 29 7 3 8 0 10 97 9.70 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 11 73 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 25 6 2 0 0 9 68 7.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Lawler 0 0 28 4 0 0 0 6 53 8.83 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Danny McGuire 1 0 12 1 1 1 5 7 52 7.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Quinlan 1 3 8 0 1 4 1 11 47 4.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Nick Scruton 0 0 17 2 4 0 0 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Maurice Blair 0 0 39 9 1 0 0 6 46 7.67 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 1 0 23 3 1 0 1 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Donaldson 0 0 16 3 1 1 0 8 39 4.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 14 1 2 0 2 5 24 4.80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 26 6 4 0 1 4 19 4.75 0 2 1 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