Huddersfield Giants 12-28 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 24th March 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

12-28 FT

HT: 12 18

Attendance: 8,666

Official: B Thaler

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Ukuma Ta'ai, Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Tom Briscoe, Ryan Hall, Carl Ablett, Matt Parcell, Jordan Baldwinson,

  • Goals
    Ashton Golding 2, Liam Sutcliffe 2,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Bench

Line Up

Giants

Rhinos

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos made it three wins in a row with a 28-12 success at Huddersfield Giants to climb up to second place in Betfred Super League.

The Rhinos set the platform with a strong first-half performance but could never completely shake off their gritty opponents until Jordan Baldwinson scored their fifth try in the last minute of the match.

The Giants had their moments, particularly when Lee Gaskell and Kruise Leeming had the ball, but they have now gone four games without a win.

Tom Briscoe opened the scoring after fine work by Aston Golding, before Ryan Hall touched down a grubber from Brett Ferres to go 10-0 up with the conversion.

The Giants responded immediately, with Ukuma Ta'ai crashing over three minutes later and then Jermaine McGillvary went over in the corner.

Carl Ablett added a third for the Rhinos before setting up Matt Parcell but some poor form from Golding with the boot kept the hosts in the game.

Ablett and Danny Brough were sin-binned in the second period after throwing punches, but Baldwinson's late try wrapped up another win.

After the game, Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "We'll savour that. It's a decent position to be in but I don't think we're rolling our shoulders at being there after the last 18 months.

"We've a big one at our place next Friday against Wigan.

"They probably let us off the hook with their finishing but I suppose we were just good enough defensively to come away with the win."

Opposite number Rick Stone added: "We were in the contest for the majority of the game. We started a little bit slow but we got on even terms.

"The Danny Brough sin-bin didn't help our cause. I thought there were some tries there if we could hang on to the ball but we made 10 second-half errors which makes it tough to win matches. We didn't give ourselves a chance."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 79: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jordan Baldwinson
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Ashton Golding
  • 33: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 25: TRY! scored for Leeds by Carl Ablett
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 21: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 18: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Ashton Golding
  • 10: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ryan Hall
  • 5: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • Key Performers

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 2
    Rhinos 5

    Goals:

    Giants 2
    Rhinos 4

    METRES:

    Giants 1115
    Rhinos 1225

    CARRIES:

    Giants 152
    Rhinos 164

    TACKLES:

    Giants 339
    Rhinos 333

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 13
    Rhinos 8

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 8
    Rhinos 9

    BREAKS:

    Giants 3
    Rhinos 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 12 1 1 2 1 10 110 11.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 25 7 2 0 0 12 107 8.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 37 8 3 3 2 12 99 8.25 0 7 1 0 0 0 2 3
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 5 0 1 1 0 12 98 8.17 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 13 82 6.31 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 23 7 1 0 0 7 79 11.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 32 4 0 1 0 16 78 4.88 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 9 70 7.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 33 4 4 3 0 9 68 7.56 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 20 4 0 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 16 4 0 0 0 6 51 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 35 8 1 1 0 8 50 6.25 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 19 4 2 1 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 8 46 5.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 27 4 1 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 11 2 0 1 7 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
    Daniel Smith 0 0 13 5 0 0 0 4 14 3.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 33 6 1 1 0 20 153 7.65 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 22 5 1 0 0 18 143 7.94 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 24 3 0 1 0 12 106 8.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 1 0 0 5 1 10 105 10.50 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hall 1 0 6 1 2 0 0 15 98 6.53 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 47 7 2 0 0 13 81 6.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Brett Ferres 0 1 31 3 2 1 1 9 79 8.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Ash Golding 0 1 11 0 0 2 0 10 72 7.20 0 2 2 0 2 3 1 0
    Jordan Baldwinson 1 0 10 0 0 1 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Carl Ablett 1 1 33 4 2 1 1 8 66 8.25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 17 3 1 1 0 6 49 8.17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 26 4 1 2 0 5 49 9.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 1 1 44 9 0 1 2 6 41 6.83 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Danny McGuire 0 1 11 0 1 1 4 8 36 4.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    Rob Burrow 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 32 4.57 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 14 2 1 0 1 4 14 3.50 0 1 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