Warrington Wolves 34-30 Huddersfield Giants

Saturday 23rd July 2016
KO: 14:00 - Round: 23

34-30 FT

HT: 16 14

Attendance: 9,829

Official: J Smith

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford, Ben Currie, Ben Westwood, Chris Sandow, Ryan Atkins, Daryl Clark,

  • Goals
    Kurt Gidley 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Gene Ormsby 3, Aaron Murphy, Nathan Mason, Craig Huby,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves secured second place in the First Utility Super League table ahead of the Super 8s phase with a thrilling 34-30 win over Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Giants had to win to avoid finishing bottom of the pile and looked like causing an upset when Danny Brough converted Craig Huby's try 10 minutes from time to put them 30-28 ahead.

However, Gene Ormsby's hat-trick of tries against his old club proved to be in vain as Daryl Clark crossed four minutes from time to seal victory for the hosts, who leapfrog Wigan Warriors.

Kurt Gidley converted five of Wolves' six tries, with Stefan Rathcford, Ben Currie, Ben Westwood, Chris Sandow and Ryan Atkins also going over.

The Giants' focus now turns to trying to avoid the Million Pound Match in the Qualifiers, with Aaron Murphy and Nathan Mason also crossing in a rollercoaster contest.

Warrington boss Tony Smith insists his side need to improve despite claiming second.

Smith said: "It was entertainment on a large scale with action, suspense and joy for the home crowd at the end.

"There were some brilliant passages of play and some fantastic tries but we invited Huddersfield into the game at times when we seemed to have taken control.

"It was frustrating and we need to be better, certainly next week."

Smith, whose side face Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finals at Leigh on Saturday, added: "Ben Westwood was outstanding and he was the best.

"Some of our attacking play was fantastic and it's not all doom and gloom but we gifted our opponents the chance to score too many points.

"Huddersfield are certainly not a bottom of the table team and they will be back soon.

"It's a shame they are in the relegation area because they are a tough team to beat."

New Huddersfield boss Rick Stone, who took over from Paul Anderson a fortnight ago, took heart from his side's performance.

Stone said: "We took some significant steps forward from last week.

"We just need to improve our concentration. We kept fighting, coming back and staying in the game,

"In a few weeks I'd like to think we will show some reward for our work.”

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 76: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 70: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Craig Huby
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 64: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Gene Ormsby
  • 55: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 51: TRY! scored for Warrington by Chris Sandow
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 45: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Nathan Mason
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 39: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Westwood
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 35: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Gene Ormsby
  • 25: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Aaron Murphy
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 21: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Gene Ormsby
  • 13: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Currie
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 7: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • Key Performers

    Ashton Sims

    Offloads: 4

    Gene Ormsby

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Huddersfield Giants 6

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 5
    Huddersfield Giants 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chris Hill 0 0 27 4 1 1 0 16 149 9.31 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Evans 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 9 129 14.33 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Russell 0 0 3 0 2 3 0 13 110 8.46 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 108 27.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Currie 1 0 19 1 0 1 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 1 0 31 7 2 2 0 10 78 7.80 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Atkins 1 1 21 6 1 3 0 11 77 7.00 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 27 4 3 1 0 14 77 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Joe Westerman 0 0 34 6 2 1 0 14 75 5.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Westwood 1 0 28 1 1 5 0 8 68 8.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Toby King 0 1 13 1 1 3 0 12 63 5.25 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Hughes 0 1 30 5 0 0 0 9 55 6.11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kurt Gidley 0 0 12 0 0 2 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1
    Ryan Bailey 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 6 42 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Sandow 1 1 7 0 2 4 8 6 41 6.83 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 3 30 10.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George King 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 5 25 5.00 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
    Gene Ormsby 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 17 145 8.53 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 30 4 0 0 0 12 94 7.83 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 24 2 2 0 0 12 92 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 12 86 7.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 19 3 5 3 0 11 80 7.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Rapira 0 0 28 2 1 1 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 34 3 0 2 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Huby 1 0 24 5 4 4 0 12 74 6.17 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Brough 0 2 14 1 4 0 3 14 66 4.71 0 2 3 0 3 3 0 1
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 2 13 1 1 1 0 7 63 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Eorl Crabtree 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Nathan Mason 1 0 16 1 0 0 0 6 46 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 23 3 2 0 0 6 42 7.00 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Connor 0 0 9 1 1 1 0 4 28 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 27 5 2 0 0 7 28 4.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Brierley 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 4 11 2.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Ellis 0 2 11 1 2 0 4 4 10 2.50 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