Huddersfield Giants 12-40 St Helens

Thursday 14th March 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 6

12-40 FT

HT: 12 16

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary, Jordan Turner,

  • Goals
    Lee Gaskell 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Luke Thompson, Morgan Knowles, Mark Percival 2, Regan Grace, Dominique Peyroux, Jonny Lomax,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote 6,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens continued their 100 per cent start to the Betfred Super League season with a 40-12 victory over bottom-placed Huddersfield Giants.

Mark Percival scored two tries as Saints made it six wins from as many matches at the John Smith's Stadium.

Luke Thompson took James Roby's short pass to crash over in the fourth minute, but the Giants responded as Jermaine McGillvary scored in the corner.

Morgan Knowles touched down under the posts and, although former Saints player Jordan Turner levelled things up, the visitors soon ran away with it.

Percival grounded Jonny Lomax's kick on the stroke of half-time and, after Lachlan Coote booted a penalty, the England centre pounced on a mistake to make it 24-12.

Winger Regan Grace celebrated his new contract with a try, taking Coote's cut-out pass in the corner, before Dominique Peyroux and Lomax added late efforts.

On Coote, who recorded 12 points, Saints coach Justin Holbrook said: “He’s doing a great job.

“He has a lot more responsibility which he’s enjoying. He’s been great for us already but he’s only going to get better.”

Holbrook added: “I thought we did a really good job in the second half. I was really pleased with the way they went about it.

“I’m really happy with the way we’ve started the year, especially with the new players we brought in. The performances they are putting out are fantastic, we just want to keep going the way we are.”

Giants coach Simon Woolford said: “To match Saints for 50 minutes was a positive but I think we made every schoolboy error possible in the second half.

“We forced a pass in our own in-goal, kicked out on the full, came up with silly offloads and our halves threw the ball to no one more often than not.

“We’re just not good enough at the moment. Last week we were fantastic and in the first half today our forwards more than matched theirs but in the second half we just didn’t give ourselves a chance."

  • 75: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 74: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 70: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 69: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 62: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 54: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 53: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 53: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 38: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 26: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 26: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Turner
  • 24: TRY! scored for St Helens by Morgan Knowles
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 14: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 5: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 4: TRY! scored for St Helens by Luke Thompson
  • Key Performers

    Alex Walmsley

    Metres: 162

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 2
    St Helens 7

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 2
    St Helens 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 14 118 8.43 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 1 0 7 1 0 3 0 13 107 8.23 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Akuila Uate 0 0 7 0 1 2 0 13 105 8.08 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 52 10 1 3 1 13 76 5.85 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 16 3 2 2 0 8 67 8.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Innes Senior 0 0 8 1 2 2 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 31 6 3 2 0 11 62 5.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 22 4 2 2 6 7 59 8.43 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 2 3 0 2 2 0 10 50 5.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Frawley 0 0 12 1 2 0 2 13 43 3.31 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 22 4 3 0 0 8 42 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 27 3 3 1 0 6 40 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 39 5 1 0 0 6 35 5.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 46 8 2 0 0 8 33 4.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 19 3 5 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 28 6 2 0 0 9 25 2.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 23 2 3 2 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 14 1 0 3 0 19 162 8.53 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Kevin Naiqama 0 0 15 2 2 4 0 18 138 7.67 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 4 0 2 5 0 13 108 8.31 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 24 3 0 3 0 13 104 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Roby 0 2 26 3 3 2 0 11 102 9.27 1 11 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 15 93 6.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 1 1 21 4 1 4 1 12 90 7.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 2 0 16 3 2 2 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 14 5 2 0 0 8 80 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dominique Peyroux 1 0 27 4 1 2 0 13 77 5.92 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 1 0 10 0 0 2 0 10 76 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 23 6 3 0 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia 0 0 33 3 0 1 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 1 24 7 0 2 6 11 60 5.45 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Lachlan Coote 0 1 5 1 4 2 3 9 46 5.11 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 3 29 9.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 1 0 27 2 2 1 0 6 26 4.33 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