Huddersfield Giants 8-28 Hull FC

Sunday 3rd March 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 4

8-28 FT

HT: 8 6

Attendance: 6,390

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Darnell McIntosh,

  • Goals
    Oliver Russell 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Joe Westerman 2, Ratu Naulago, Josh Griffin 2,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Joe Westerman marked his 300th career game with two tries and Josh Griffin also struck twice as Hull FC followed their golden-point triumph at champions Wigan Warriors with a 28-8 victory at winless Huddersfield Giants.

Lee Radford’s visitors trailed 8-6 against opponents now on a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season’s Super 8’s.

But the resurgent Black and Whites dominated the second period, crossing for four tries including Westerman’s second and Griffin’s brace. 

Winger Ratu Naulago added to Westerman’s 15th-minute opener, while golden-point hero Marc Sneyd landed four goals after seeing off Wigan last week.

Hull received a further boost with talismanic half back Albert Kelly making his first appearance of the year after a pre-season shoulder problem.

But they did lose former home favourite and England international Jake Connor to a second-half leg injury.

Simon Woolford’s Huddersfield, who next travel to Wigan, registered all their points via Darnell McIntosh’s try and a brace of goals from Olly Russell in the opening 33 minutes.

“The issues we've got at the moment aren’t a talent thing,” said Woolford. “They are an effort and concentration thing. They are going to be hard to fix. 

“We have stages where we totally lose our way, make an error, make another one, concede a try and then it’s like the game is gone.

“We don’t have any resilience. Zero. None at all. Rugby League is a tough game and you are going to be under the pump at certain stages every week, no matter who you are playing.

“You've got to be able to pull through and roll up your sleeves and work through adversity. At the moment we don’t have that."

Victorious coach Lee Radford said: "I'm really pleased, particularly after half-time how we adjusted and made a couple of adaptions to the way we were playing."

  • 78: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Griffin
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 61: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Griffin
  • 48: TRY! scored for Hull by Ratu Naulago
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 45: TRY! scored for Hull by Joe Westerman
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 29: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 15: TRY! scored for Hull by Joe Westerman
  • Key Performers

    Mickey Paea

    Metres: 181

    Josh Griffin

    Metres: 167

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 1
    Hull 5

    Goals:

    Giants 2
    Hull 4

    METRES:

    Giants 921
    Hull 1396

    CARRIES:

    Giants 138
    Hull 197

    TACKLES:

    Giants 400
    Hull 279

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 4
    Hull 6

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 7
    Hull 3

    BREAKS:

    Giants 2
    Hull 5

    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 0 0 0 6 0 16 141 8.81 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 5 0 1 11 2 13 121 9.31 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Turner 0 0 13 1 0 1 1 10 76 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 31 6 0 1 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 56 10 6 1 0 11 59 5.36 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 30 6 3 0 0 7 56 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 27 2 5 0 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 22 4 2 1 0 6 52 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 42 11 1 0 0 10 47 4.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Colton Roche 0 0 32 7 4 1 0 5 47 9.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Wardle 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 8 43 5.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 5 41 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Frawley 0 0 22 4 2 1 0 9 40 4.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Grix 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 12 32 2.67 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 42 9 5 0 0 5 32 6.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Russell 0 0 35 4 2 0 2 2 10 5.00 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 17 4 2 0 0 1 7 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mickey Paea 0 0 16 2 2 5 0 18 181 10.06 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 2 0 7 0 1 0 2 20 167 8.35 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 21 6 3 1 0 13 100 7.69 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ratu Naulago 1 0 5 1 1 1 0 13 99 7.62 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Bureta Faraimo 0 0 5 2 1 2 0 13 99 7.62 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
    Joe Westerman 2 0 31 7 1 8 1 17 98 5.76 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 23 2 4 3 0 13 95 7.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 0 0 18 2 1 4 3 12 93 7.75 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 20 6 3 2 0 10 71 7.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 1 52 14 3 0 0 11 62 5.64 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Lane 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 7 56 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sika Manu 0 0 19 4 0 2 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 19 3 1 1 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 2 10 3 0 2 8 10 47 4.70 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 8 42 5.25 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 13 2 3 0 0 6 39 6.50 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