Huddersfield Giants 20-32 Warrington Wolves

Friday 22nd February 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 3

20-32 FT

HT: 4 16

Official: J Child

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary, Matty English, Jordan Turner, Akuila Uate,

  • Goals
    Lee Gaskell 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Ryan Atkins 2, Josh Charnley 2, Blake Austin, Ben Murdoch-Masila,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Impressive early-season Betfred Super League leaders Warrington Wolves made it three wins out of three in 2019 with a comfortable 32-20 six-try victory at struggling Huddersfield Giants.

The visitors dominated for the vast majority of the opening period and were full value for their 16-4 interval advantage.

Ryan Atkins and Josh Charnley both crossed over for a brace of tries for the Wolves with Australian half-back Blake Austin and Ben Murdoch-Masila adding one apiece and goalkicker Stefan Ratchford on target with three conversions and a penalty.

Huddersfield replied through England winger Jermaine McGillvary, Matty English, Jordan Turner and Akuila Uate, while Lee Gaskell added the extras.

But it was scant consolation for the men in claret and gold, who were second best on the night.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "The boys have been telling me this Huddersfield ground has become a bit of a bogey place for us. So, in that sense, it was a good win, although it was a good win in a lot of other ways too.

"In fact, in that opening 30 minutes or so when we built up that 16-0 lead, I’d say it was the most polished we’ve played this season. Overall, though, we’re pretty pleased, because Huddersfield certainly had a dig."

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford said: "Whether the sin-binning of Walney was right or wrong, it proved crucial. At that time, we’d got back to 16-10 and Warrington were creaking. We felt we could have gone on and won that game at that stage, but the momentum changed when we went down to 12 men.

"Having said that, it’s still pretty clear we’re not quite good enough to be challenging right now, and it’s obviously something that needs addressing. It’s winning that counts, and we need to start doing that soon."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 79: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Akuila Uate
  • 75: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Turner
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 60: TRY! scored for Warrington by Blake Austin
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 50: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 46: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Matty English
  • 37: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 34: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 15: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 10: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 4
    Wolves 6

    Goals:

    Giants 2
    Wolves 4

    METRES:

    Giants 1161
    Wolves 1205

    CARRIES:

    Giants 163
    Wolves 163

    TACKLES:

    Giants 330
    Wolves 311

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 7
    Wolves 7

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 8
    Wolves 12

    BREAKS:

    Giants 6
    Wolves 4

    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 2 5 0 2 7 1 19 134 7.05 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 44 8 0 0 0 19 107 5.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 2 0 0 9 0 12 101 8.42 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 20 4 0 2 0 15 93 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Mellor 0 0 43 16 1 2 0 8 82 10.25 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Akuila Uate 1 0 5 0 1 1 0 10 80 8.00 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 1 26 4 2 1 1 8 74 9.25 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 19 3 1 5 0 8 73 9.13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 12 2 0 2 3 11 72 6.55 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
    Matthew English 1 0 22 3 1 0 0 8 59 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 1 0 7 0 1 3 0 8 58 7.25 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 48 12.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 24 4 2 0 0 8 46 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Frawley 0 0 13 1 1 0 4 8 45 5.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 25 5 3 1 0 8 44 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 33 7 2 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 29 9 1 0 1 3 13 4.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chris Hill 0 0 23 4 2 1 0 15 139 9.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 27 6 1 0 0 13 107 8.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 10 1 3 2 0 10 97 9.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Blake Austin 1 1 22 4 2 2 10 19 96 5.05 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 2
    Tom Lineham 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 11 92 8.36 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 21 6 0 2 0 10 90 9.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Charnley 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 13 87 6.69 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 36 5 3 0 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 1 37 7 2 0 0 11 68 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 2 1 12 2 5 2 0 11 67 6.09 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Clark 0 0 24 5 0 0 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 0 12 3 0 2 0 4 52 13.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Daryl Clark 0 1 35 1 1 2 0 6 51 8.50 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 16 3 2 0 2 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 13 1 9 1 1 9 41 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jake Mamo 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 21 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Toby King 0 0 17 1 3 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 0 1 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