Huddersfield Giants 29-18 Hull FC

Thursday 5th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 20

29-18 FT

HT: 19 6

Attendance: 4,696

Official: R Hicks

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Daniel Smith, Aaron Murphy, Jordan Rankin, Darnell McIntosh 2,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4,

  • Drop Goals
    Danny Brough,

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Bureta Faraimo, Hakim Miloudi, Danny Houghton,

  • Goals
    Jake Connor 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants moved back into the top eight of Betfred Super League with a 29-18 victory over Hull FC at the John Smith's Stadium.

Darnell McIntosh scored two tries on his 21st birthday as the Giants leapfrogged coachless Leeds Rhinos and Catalans Dragons into seventh.

The hosts went ahead in the 16th minute when Daniel Smith powered over, but Hull levelled up as Bureta Faraimo touched down for the fifth game in a row from Albert Kelly's kick.

Huddersfield then scored twice in the space of four minutes to take control of the game, Aaron Murphy pouncing on a kick from Danny Brough and Jordan Rankin then crossing.

A drop goal from Brough, returning from a three-match suspension, on the stroke of half-time made it 19-6 to Huddersfield.

McIntosh scored twice in the second half, either side of Hakim Miloudi powering over from close range, before Danny Houghton went over at the death for Hull.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford said: “After we’d been going so well in the four to six weeks leading up to the Hull KR defeat, the result hit us pretty hard.

"I knew that if we didn’t find a response this week it would hit us even harder and make it really difficult for us to finish in the top eight.

“But the response from the side couldn’t have been any better. It was probably the most complete performance since I’ve been here, and we certainly managed to right a few wrongs from the week before."

Hull coach Lee Radford said: “It was a night when we were outperformed and beaten by the better team and that will continue to happen if we don’t improve.

“From one to 17 nobody outplayed their opposite number and the lesson we can learn from that is that if you don’t play better than your opposite number you’ll get beaten. It’s as simple as that."

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 77: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Houghton
  • 72: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 53: TRY! scored for Hull by Hakim Miloudi
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 51: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 40: Goal scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 33: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Rankin
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 29: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Aaron Murphy
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 21: TRY! scored for Hull by Bureta Faraimo
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 15: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Daniel Smith
  • Key Performers

    Darnell McIntosh

    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 5
    Hull 3

    Goals:

    Giants 4
    Hull 3

    METRES:

    Giants 1345
    Hull 1211

    CARRIES:

    Giants 180
    Hull 193

    TACKLES:

    Giants 339
    Hull 346

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 7
    Hull 14

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 7
    Hull 5

    BREAKS:

    Giants 7
    Hull 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 18 180 10.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Darnell McIntosh 2 0 4 1 0 3 1 18 145 8.06 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 1 0 8 0 2 2 0 15 133 8.87 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 14 1 1 1 0 14 110 7.86 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 27 5 6 0 0 11 95 8.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 8 1 2 6 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 26 3 2 1 0 17 89 5.24 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jacob Wardle 0 2 19 1 3 1 0 9 84 9.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 27 2 1 0 0 12 81 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 24 2 3 1 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 1 0 15 1 3 3 0 9 56 6.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 1 0 34 2 3 0 0 7 39 5.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Brough 0 1 26 3 3 1 8 8 31 3.88 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1
    Alex Mellor 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 25 4 1 1 3 4 25 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam O'Brien 0 1 40 10 4 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 38 7 2 4 0 16 126 7.88 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 25 7 0 5 0 14 108 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Hakim Miloudi 1 0 2 0 3 10 1 21 107 5.10 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Albert Kelly 0 2 17 2 2 1 7 18 106 5.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Scott Taylor 0 0 29 11 2 0 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Logan 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 10 74 7.40 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 14 0 0 1 0 14 71 5.07 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Houghton 1 0 53 9 2 3 0 9 71 7.89 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Scott 0 0 11 1 2 1 0 8 69 8.63 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Green 0 0 23 2 1 1 0 12 66 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Bureta Faraimo 1 0 7 0 1 2 0 12 63 5.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dean Hadley 0 1 41 12 3 2 0 14 62 4.43 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Downs 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 12 1 1 1 3 12 43 3.58 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 18 4 0 4 0 4 43 10.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 20 4 3 1 0 5 39 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 22 5 1 1 0 5 13 2.60 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