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Huddersfield Giants 22-22 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 30th March 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 8

22-22 FT

HT: 14 6

Official: J Smith

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jared Simpson 2, Adam O'Brien,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Kallum Watkins, Ryan Hall, Ash Handley 2,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 3,

  • Drop Goals

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Official Report / Commentary

Jordan Rankin failed with a last-minute drop goal as Huddersfield Giants settled for a credible 24-24 draw against champions Leeds Rhinos in Chris Thorman’s first game in charge.

In the end, centre Ash Handley’s second try of an entertaining West Yorkshire derby after 76 minutes and Kallum Watkins' third goal rescued a point for the visitors.

Winger Jared Simpson grabbed two first-half tries on his first appearance of the year while Danny Brough kicked five goals from five attempts as Giants led 12-0, 14-6 and 20-16.

Handley, though, came to the rescue with his second try four minutes from time with Watkins’ fourth goal tying the scores.

There was still time for Rankin to go for glory but it was not to be.

Thorman, who has replaced Rick Stone on a temporary basis, said: “I haven’t done anything specific in terms of coaching and game plan.

“But I wanted them to realise they have let a lot of people down. We got a response and a more assured, confident performance."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: “Huddersfield had a reason to be good. They always get up for us. This week they were playing Leeds and the coach has just got sacked.

“The question is why weren’t they that good in the previous weeks? Why weren’t they that enthusiastic? They have questions to ask themselves."

 

 

 

 

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 76: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 64: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Adam O'Brien
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 52: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 45: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ryan Hall
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 25: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 17: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jared Simpson
  • 1: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jared Simpson
  • 1: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • Key Performers

    Ryan Hall

    Metres: 167

    Ash Handley

    Metres: 152

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 3
    Rhinos 4

    Goals:

    Giants 5
    Rhinos 3

    METRES:

    Giants 1274
    Rhinos 1413

    CARRIES:

    Giants 180
    Rhinos 207

    TACKLES:

    Giants 358
    Rhinos 328

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 10
    Rhinos 14

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 5
    Rhinos 5

    BREAKS:

    Giants 5
    Rhinos 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 18 173 9.61 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jared Simpson 2 0 6 1 1 2 1 16 136 8.50 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 20 4 1 0 0 14 132 9.43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 25 5 3 0 0 14 99 7.07 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Louis Senior 0 0 9 0 1 1 1 13 97 7.46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 36 6 1 2 0 14 95 6.79 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 21 5 2 1 0 11 85 7.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 19 3 1 7 0 12 66 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 30 5 4 2 2 13 64 4.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 29 9 3 2 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 28 6 0 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 2 16 1 5 1 0 11 44 4.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 14 0 2 0 7 8 42 5.25 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 21 7 2 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 29 6 6 2 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 17 4 3 0 0 4 31 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 1 0 34 12 1 1 0 4 21 5.25 1 3 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
    Ryan Hall 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 18 167 9.28 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ash Handley 2 1 12 1 0 7 0 14 152 10.86 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Kallum Watkins 1 0 23 0 0 3 0 18 119 6.61 1 1 3 0 3 1 2 0
    Jack Walker 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 18 118 6.56 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Moon 0 2 15 3 1 5 1 15 106 7.07 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 25 5 3 0 0 16 99 6.19 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 6 1 1 9 0 17 95 5.59 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Carl Ablett 0 0 22 1 5 2 0 10 94 9.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 33 7 1 1 0 13 85 6.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 29 5 3 1 1 14 59 4.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Brad Singleton 0 0 35 4 3 1 0 11 58 5.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith 0 0 20 7 1 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashton Golding 0 0 37 13 1 2 0 9 55 6.11 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Myler 0 1 15 1 0 0 7 11 51 4.64 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 25 8 1 1 0 8 44 5.50 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 18 6 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 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