Huddersfield Giants 16-42 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 31st August 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 3

16-42 FT

HT: 12 6

Official: G Hewer

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary, Ukuma Ta'ai, Aaron Murphy,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone 2, Ryan Hampshire, Scott Grix 2, Ben Jones-Bishop, Jacob Miller,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire 7,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wakefield Trinity scored 36 unanswered second-half points as they dented Huddersfield Giants' Betfred Super League top four hopes with a 42-16 victory at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield made a fine start as they went in search of a seventh successive win courtesy of converted tries from Jermaine McGillvary and Ukuma Ta'ai.

Tom Johnstone pulled one back and although Aaron Murphy put the Giants 16-6 ahead shortly after half-time, it was one-way traffic thereafter as the visitors ran riot in the final half hour.

Johnstone bagged his second while Ryan Hampshire and Scott Grix crossed in quick succession as Wakefield forged ahead.

Ben Jones-Bishop, Jacob Miller and Grix all touched down in the final 10 minutes, with Hampshire adding the extras to all seven Wakefield tries.

Danny Brough's conversion of the opening try took him past Pat Richards' tally of 2,284 points - making him the fourth highest points scorer in Super League history - but it was a forgettable night thereafter for the Huddersfield half-back.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “We scored some really nice tries and executed some really good plays. I couldn’t be more pleased – it’s a tough place to come and everyone has been talking about how well they have been going and now it’s a competition between us and Huddersfield for that fifth spot.

“We’ve had a flu bug going through the squad as well so it’s a pretty special victory. It’s probably the best win for me since I’ve been involved here.”

Giants coach Simon Woolford said: “The manner in which we lost was very disappointing.

“A real feature of our game in the last 12-14 weeks has been our defence and some of the tries Wakefield scored, we could have done a lot better with."

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 75: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Scott Grix
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 72: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 69: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 58: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Scott Grix
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 55: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 48: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 43: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Aaron Murphy
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 17: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 11: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • Key Performers

    Bill Tupou

    Metres: 151
    Offloads: 4

    Suaia Matagi

    Metres: 151

    Pauli Pauli

    Metres: 153

    Tom Johnstone

    Metres: 249
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 3
    Trinity 7

    Goals:

    Giants 2
    Trinity 7

    METRES:

    Giants 1178
    Trinity 1594

    CARRIES:

    Giants 169
    Trinity 190

    TACKLES:

    Giants 319
    Trinity 318

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 9
    Trinity 14

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 5
    Trinity 9

    BREAKS:

    Giants 4
    Trinity 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 26 2 0 2 0 17 151 8.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Mellor 0 0 26 5 2 1 0 16 118 7.38 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 26 1 4 3 0 14 98 7.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 4 0 1 3 1 14 94 6.71 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 31 7 1 3 0 11 91 8.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 19 0 3 0 2 13 84 6.46 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 8 74 9.25 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 1 0 17 1 1 1 0 9 64 7.11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 33 2 2 0 0 12 62 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 9 2 3 1 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 1 18 1 4 1 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Colton Roche 0 0 10 2 1 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 50 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 34 3 3 0 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 3 0 1 3 1 10 41 4.10 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 19 2 3 0 2 6 30 5.00 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 26 7 1 0 0 2 11 5.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Johnstone 2 1 4 0 1 4 0 20 249 12.45 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 9 0 2 11 0 18 153 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Bill Tupou 0 1 14 0 0 1 0 20 151 7.55 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 12 3 1 4 0 14 134 9.57 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 34 7 1 0 0 11 108 9.82 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 26 6 0 0 0 13 106 8.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jacob Miller 1 0 19 1 2 0 8 13 102 7.85 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kyle Wood 0 0 29 7 1 1 0 8 78 9.75 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 10 76 7.60 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Hampshire 1 2 14 0 1 4 3 11 66 6.00 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 19 1 0 2 0 8 63 7.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 41 9 2 0 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 25 3 0 2 0 10 56 5.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    James Batchelor 0 0 31 5 3 0 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Tyler Randell 0 0 20 2 1 1 0 5 52 10.40 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Grix 2 0 6 1 1 0 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 13 2 1 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 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