Huddersfield Giants 30-22 Hull Kingston Rovers

Friday 17th May 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 15

30-22 FT

HT: 8 16

Official: R Hicks

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary (2), Innes Senior, Joe Wardle, Jacob Wardle, Kruise Leeming,

  • Goals
    Lee Gaskell, Oliver Russell (2),

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Taioalo Vaivai, Joel Tomkins, Craig Hall, Danny Addy,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw (3),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

England winger Jermaine McGillvary scored two tries as Huddersfield Giants came from 16-8 down at half-time to secure a precious 30-22 Betfred Super League victory over fellow strugglers Hull KR at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Rovers were unrecognisable from the side that was hammered 42-8 in March as they put themselves in a winning position, only to collapse alarmingly in the face of the Giants’ second-half fightback.

Brothers Joe and Jake Wardle both touched down as Huddersfield scored four tries after the break to condemn their visitors to a fifth successive league defeat that leaves them perilously placed in the table, just two points above bottom club London Broncos.

The win moved Huddersfield up to 12 points in the table and four ahead of both Rovers and Leeds Rhinos as clubs bid to claw themselves away from the battle at the bottom of the table.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford said: “I thought (Joe Wardle's) contribution when he came back on was typical and he scored a crucial try.

“Jake (Wardle’s) a player I’ve a lot of time for. He’s a fantastic talent. The sky is the limit for him, he could be a 30 to 40-cap man for Great Britain if we get his body right. For his try, he knew he didn’t have the speed but he outsmarted them.”

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said of Jake Wardle’s try: “We feel the ball was stripped and it should have been a scrum. It was the classic thing you are taught from a young age, to play to the whistle.

“There’s a lot of footy to be played just yet. We’ve had a number of narrow losses this year which is putting us under a bit of pressure. They had a heap of possession in the second half. We didn’t have enough football and we had some very tired bodies.”

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 78: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny Addy
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 76: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Kruise Leeming
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 63: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jacob Wardle
  • 60: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Joe Wardle
  • 52: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 33: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 30: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Joel Tomkins
  • 12: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Innes Senior
  • 9: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 4: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • Key Performers

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 6
    Hull KR 4

    Goals:

    Giants 3
    Hull KR 3

    METRES:

    Giants 1294
    Hull KR 1135

    CARRIES:

    Giants 167
    Hull KR 165

    TACKLES:

    Giants 301
    Hull KR 324

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 2
    Hull KR 11

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 8
    Hull KR 8

    BREAKS:

    Giants 7
    Hull KR 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jacob Wardle 1 1 16 4 2 3 0 9 142 15.78 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 32 8 0 6 0 13 117 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 15 109 7.27 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 16 2 1 4 3 12 105 8.75 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 9 0 1 4 0 15 102 6.80 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 16 1 0 2 0 12 98 8.17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 22 8 0 1 0 14 97 6.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Turner 0 1 11 2 0 0 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 36 7 2 0 0 9 83 9.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 1 1 9 2 0 5 0 11 69 6.27 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 1 0 25 6 1 2 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew English 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 5 48 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Innes Senior 1 0 5 3 1 0 0 9 40 4.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Russell 0 0 15 3 3 1 2 8 27 3.38 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 1
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 30 7 1 2 0 3 26 8.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 33 10 3 0 0 2 16 8.00 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
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 23 1 2 0 0 15 163 10.87 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Vaivai 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 12 118 9.83 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 29 0 8 0 0 16 109 6.81 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Hall 1 1 6 0 2 2 0 19 100 5.26 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 21 3 3 0 0 12 93 7.75 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 10 67 6.70 1 3 2 0 3 1 0 1
    George Lawler 0 0 47 8 3 2 0 12 67 5.58 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Tomkins 1 0 33 6 4 2 0 11 65 5.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 14 1 3 1 0 6 59 9.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Crooks 0 0 17 4 0 3 1 9 58 6.44 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 14 4 0 0 0 5 49 9.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 20 0 1 0 0 4 48 12.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kane Linnett 0 0 39 12 0 0 0 10 43 4.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny McGuire 0 0 15 1 0 0 2 7 35 5.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 11 0 3 1 5 7 31 4.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Addy 1 0 29 7 1 2 0 8 27 3.38 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 3 1.50 0 0 0 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