Huddersfield Giants 12-30 Salford Red Devils

Sunday 15th April 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 11

12-30 FT

HT: 6 12

Official: J Child

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Innes Senior, Ollie Roberts,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Mark Flanagan, Ben Nakubuwai, Weller Hauraki, Jake Bibby 2,

  • Goals
    Rob Lui 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Salford Red Devils ran in five tries to record their first away Betfred Super League win of the season with a 30-12 victory at Huddersfield Giants.

Mark Flanagan powered over the whitewash after 10 minutes to put Salford ahead before turning provider to set up Ben Nakubuwai and move 12-0 up three minutes later.

The Giants halved the deficit with a flowing move that saw Innes Senior cross in the corner in the 20th minute and it remained 12-6 until Rob Lui added a penalty for the Red Devils four minutes after the restart.

Weller Hauraki extended Salford's lead when he crashed over before Oliver Roberts hit back for the Giants to reduce the gap to 20-12.

However, Lui slotted over a penalty with 10 minutes remaining before Jake Bibby's late double added gloss to the scoreline.

Salford coach Ian Watson said: “We started well but got a bit scrappy where we didn’t finish our sets in the first half.

“But in the second half we got that composure back. Even when Huddersfield had a purple patch attacking our goal line, we defended well and fronted up.

“We weathered the storm and knew it was going to turn at some point. When it did we got the rewards at the back end.”

Huddersfield caretaker coach Chris Thorman said: “I thought we competed for most parts apart from the first quarter and the last 10 minutes.

"But when you make 13 unforced errors with the ball and concede 12 penalties you are going to be chasing your tail.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 77: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 68: Interchange On for Huddersfield, Alex Mellor On
  • 68: Interchange Off for Huddersfield, Sebastine Ikahihifo Off
  • 68: Interchange On for Huddersfield, Daniel Smith On
  • 68: Interchange Off for Huddersfield, Ollie Roberts Off
  • 60: Interchange On for Salford, Josh Wood On
  • 60: Interchange Off for Salford, Logan Tomkins Off
  • 60: Interchange On for Huddersfield, Adam Walne On
  • 60: Interchange On for Salford, Lama Tasi On
  • 60: Interchange Off for Salford, Lee Mossop Off
  • 60: Interchange Off for Huddersfield, Ryan Hinchcliffe Off
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 57: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 52: TRY! scored for Salford by Weller Hauraki
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 23: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Innes Senior
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 15: TRY! scored for Salford by Ben Nakubuwai
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 12: TRY! scored for Salford by Mark Flanagan
  • Key Performers

    Robert Lui

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Jake Bibby

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 2
    Red Devils 5

    Goals:

    Giants 2
    Red Devils 5

    METRES:

    Giants 1130
    Red Devils 1258

    CARRIES:

    Giants 161
    Red Devils 178

    TACKLES:

    Giants 363
    Red Devils 318

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 6
    Red Devils 12

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 12
    Red Devils 9

    BREAKS:

    Giants 2
    Red Devils 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Turner 0 0 11 2 3 1 1 14 101 7.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 8 1 1 2 1 11 97 8.82 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 29 4 3 1 0 11 97 8.82 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 22 4 0 4 0 11 92 8.36 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 19 2 2 0 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 0 10 1 4 0 6 16 71 4.44 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
    Paul Clough 0 0 38 10 4 1 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Innes Senior 1 0 7 1 1 1 0 10 65 6.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 19 1 1 1 2 6 56 9.33 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Smith 0 0 26 7 3 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 1 24 2 6 2 0 12 51 4.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 29 4 2 1 0 6 51 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 23 6 1 1 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Mellor 0 0 17 2 3 0 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 40 5 1 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 33 7 0 2 0 4 28 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Robert Lui 0 1 18 3 1 10 4 17 136 8.00 2 0 2 1 5 2 0 0
    Greg Johnson 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 12 120 10.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 22 6 2 6 0 14 113 8.07 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Bibby 2 0 5 1 0 2 0 13 111 8.54 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Lama Tasi 0 0 22 7 0 1 0 11 97 8.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Weller Hauraki 1 1 31 3 2 6 0 14 87 6.21 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Joshua Jones 0 0 22 3 2 1 0 12 86 7.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Mossop 0 0 25 4 1 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 20 3 0 0 0 11 83 7.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Kris Welham 0 1 12 0 1 2 0 14 75 5.36 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 1 0 21 4 0 0 0 10 66 6.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Flanagan 1 1 26 4 1 1 0 11 58 5.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Niall Evalds 0 0 9 1 0 2 1 10 48 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 23 6 2 0 0 9 39 4.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Wood 0 0 14 1 2 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 1 28 5 1 0 0 1 10 10.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jack Littlejohn 0 0 16 1 1 0 4 1 9 9.00 0 0 2 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