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Huddersfield Giants 20-6 Warrington Wolves

Thursday 8th February 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 2

20-6 FT

HT: 14 6

Official: B Thaler

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Dale Ferguson, Darnell McIntosh, Jordan Turner,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Tom Lineham,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin,

  • Drop Goals

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Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants secured their first Betfred Super League victory of the season with a comfortable 20-6 success against Warrington Wolves.

Warrington winger Tom Lineham collected a perfectly-weighted kick from Stefan Ratchford to put the visitors into a fifth-minute lead.

However, Huddersfield hit back with two tries in a five-minute spell through Dale Ferguson and Darnell McIntosh to move 12-4 ahead after 18 minutes. 

Jake Mamo thought he had put the Giants further ahead when he crossed the whitewash, only for referee Ben Thaler to chalk it off for obstruction before Danny Brough and Wolves centre Bryson Goodwin traded penalties before the break.

The third quarter of the match remained scoreless as Warrington pushed to get back into the match but Huddersfield continued to hold firm in the wet conditions before Jordan Turner pounced on Matty Russell's mistake to move 20-6 ahead with 17 minutes remaining.

Defeat leaves Steve Price winless in his opening two matches in charge of the Wolves and he will continue his search for a first victory when his side travel to Widnes Vikings next Friday. 

"It’s not the standard that we accept as a footy club," Price said.

"We were very confident leading into the game, we got off to a reasonable start and to come out with a display like that is very disappointing.

"With the conditions and Danny Brough’s kicking game, I thought he was the difference in controlling the game, I thought he kicked outstanding but we didn’t combat that too well."

Huddersfield head coach Rick Stone said: "We have had a good response considering how we went in the second half last week (at Hull FC).

"I thought our effort was great. Seventeen players had a real crack and competed for the whole game. That was the most pleasing part.

"It was good to see everyone stand up. The pleasing part from us in the second half, compared to last week, is we came back and tried to repeat what we did in the first half and we got through."

  • 63: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 62: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Turner
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 18: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 13: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Dale Ferguson
  • 4: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 3
    Wolves 1

    Goals:

    Giants 4
    Wolves 1

    METRES:

    Giants 1147
    Wolves 1173

    CARRIES:

    Giants 181
    Wolves 158

    TACKLES:

    Giants 327
    Wolves 390

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 8
    Wolves 10

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 11
    Wolves 14

    BREAKS:

    Giants 2
    Wolves 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Turner 1 0 14 1 3 2 0 13 117 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 28 6 0 3 0 16 115 7.19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Dale Ferguson 1 0 27 5 0 5 0 14 113 8.07 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
    Daniel Smith 0 0 32 4 1 1 0 21 106 5.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 39 12 0 1 0 16 94 5.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 13 86 6.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 16 84 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 25 4 2 0 2 10 73 7.30 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Mamo 0 0 8 1 0 1 2 9 54 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 22 4 3 4 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 34 5 0 0 0 13 50 3.85 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 17 3 1 0 1 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 20 1 3 4 3 10 48 4.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 9 0 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 2 19 9.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 14 2 0 0 5 4 13 3.25 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 6 0 0 3 2 23 159 6.91 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 2
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 10 2 0 2 0 13 122 9.38 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1
    Tom Lineham 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 13 115 8.85 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 49 8 1 0 0 14 106 7.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Matthew Russell 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 12 99 8.25 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 45 7 3 2 1 8 77 9.63 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 27 5 2 1 0 9 70 7.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Jack Hughes 0 0 36 10 1 0 0 10 68 6.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 29 5 1 0 0 7 62 8.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 31 9 1 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 30 12 2 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 16 3 1 1 0 8 54 6.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 19 0 3 2 5 7 36 5.14 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2
    Ben Currie 0 0 44 11 3 0 0 8 33 4.13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George King 0 0 10 1 2 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Declan Patton 0 0 17 3 3 0 6 2 13 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 16 3 0 0 0 1 4 4.00 0 1 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