Castleford Tigers 18-32 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 20th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 22

18-32 FT

HT: 18 18

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Jamie Ellis, Jacob Trueman, Junior Moors,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary 3, Lee Gaskell, Leroy Cudjoe, Darnell McIntosh,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants booked their place in the Super 8s with a storming 32-18 triumph to stun hosts Castleford Tigers.

England winger Jermaine McGillvary led the visitors’ charge with a well-taken hat-trick to deny the Tigers the chance to move up to second in the Betfred Super League table with one week of the regular season remaining.

The victory made it five from the last six games for head coach Simon Woolford’s resurgent Giants, whose form in the second half of the campaign could make them a genuine threat in the play-off scrap to make it to the Old Trafford Grand Final in October.

McGillvary's first two tries cancelled out efforts from Jamie Ellis and Jake Trueman before Lee Gaskell made it 18-18 at the break following Junior Moors' score.

Leroy Cudjoe and Darnell McIntosh put the Giants in control before McGillvary's third try and Danny Brough's fourth goal from a penaty secured a huge scalp for Huddersfield.

Woolford said: “When I took over, I was expecting to be preparing us for the Qualifiers.

“So to have secured a place in the Super 8s with a game to spare is a remarkable achievement for this group. They deserve all the credit in the world.

“We’ve come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and hopefully we can keep on building and see where it gets us in the Super 8s. But wins like this one away from home at a side like Castleford should give us a great deal of confidence."

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell conceded: “I thought we were off the pace, but Huddersfield were great. They played really well.

“We did cop a fair few injuries, although that wasn’t the reason we lost. We lost because of our attitude and the fact that Huddersfield looked more desperate for the win than us.

“That’s obviously hugely disappointing, and I can’t remember the last time we fell apart in the second half as badly as we did in this game."

  • 60: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 52: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 47: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 44: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Leroy Cudjoe
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 40: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 34: TRY! scored for Castleford by Junior Moors
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 23: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 18: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 9: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jacob Trueman
  • 7: TRY! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jamie Ellis
  • Key Performers

    Jordan Rankin

    Offloads: 4

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Tries: 3
    Metres: 151
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Tigers 3
    Giants 6

    Goals:

    Tigers 3
    Giants 4

    METRES:

    Tigers 1110
    Giants 1275

    CARRIES:

    Tigers 152
    Giants 205

    TACKLES:

    Tigers 378
    Giants 286

    OFFLOADS:

    Tigers 8
    Giants 12

    PENALTIES:

    Tigers 6
    Giants 6

    BREAKS:

    Tigers 4
    Giants 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Watts 0 0 37 8 6 3 0 13 129 9.92 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Eden 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 11 91 8.27 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 0
    James Clare 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 12 90 7.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 32 3 1 1 1 12 84 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Shenton 0 1 12 4 4 0 1 10 82 8.20 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Holmes 0 0 39 3 1 1 0 12 82 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 31 11 4 2 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 22 5 2 2 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Junior Moors 1 0 34 8 4 3 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul McShane 0 2 46 8 5 2 3 5 50 10.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Jamie Ellis 1 0 13 0 2 2 4 8 48 6.00 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
    Jake Trueman 1 0 24 2 2 0 2 12 45 3.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e 0 0 7 0 3 2 1 7 40 5.71 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Clark 0 0 12 7 1 0 0 4 35 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Webster 0 0 23 3 4 1 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 26 4 2 0 0 4 33 8.25 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
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 2 0 0 8 0 17 168 9.88 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 3 0 4 0 2 6 0 20 151 7.55 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 5 0 1 4 1 15 137 9.13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 1 1 0 1 8 1 19 110 5.79 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 15 2 1 1 0 16 96 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 1 1 14 1 3 5 2 17 79 4.65 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 21 5 3 1 1 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 25 7 2 1 0 13 68 5.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 20 8 2 6 0 12 68 5.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 17 3 1 1 0 6 57 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 29 5 0 0 1 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 36 8 1 1 0 8 50 6.25 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 26 5 0 0 0 9 42 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 1 2 19 2 0 2 1 10 38 3.80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 21 4 3 0 0 8 38 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 2 18 5 3 2 5 12 35 2.92 0 0 2 0 4 4 1 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 13 3 0 1 0 3 14 4.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 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