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Huddersfield Giants 42-8 Hull Kingston Rovers

Friday 22nd March 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 7

42-8 FT

HT: 20 2

Official: G Dolan

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Kruise Leeming 2, Ollie Roberts, Darnell McIntosh, Jermaine McGillvary 2, Suaia Matagi,

  • Goals
    Lee Gaskell 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Weller Hauraki,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Huddersfield Giants moved off the foot of the Betfred Super League standings with a 42-8 home win over Hull KR.

It was just a second top-flight triumph of the campaign for Simon Woolford’s men, who celebrated an excellent evening’s work by leapfrogging Wigan and Leeds in the standings.

The destruction was spearheaded by England winger Jermaine McGillvary and England Knights hooker Kruise Leeming, who both crossed twice in the seven-try rout.

Ryan Shaw gave Rovers the lead with a straightforward penalty but Lee Gaskell levelled the scores and Leeming, Oliver Roberts and Darnell McIntosh crossed to earn Huddersfield a 20-2 half-time lead.

Leeming’s second, McGillvary’s brace and Suaia Matagi made it a comprehensive win despite Weller Hauraki’s consolation try.

Giants coach Simon Woolford said: "The way we played against Hull KR didn’t came as a surprise to me, I knew the boys had it them.

“We defended very well and were pretty clinical in attack, and I thought several of our players produced their best performance of the season.

“The key now is to make sure we keep on improving both individually and collectively. In the next couple of weeks we should get some of our players back, which is obviously going to help as well.”   

Rovers boss Tim Sheens said: "We were outgunned in the middle and their outside backs and nine (Leeming) really hurt us.

“But it was always going to be tough for us. Because we had three 18-year-old academy players on the bench, we really needed to make a positive start when we had a strong initial 13 on the park. Unfortunately, that didn’t prove the case and it made it a tough night for us.

"Everyone is understandably disappointed with the way things went. All being well, we’ll be getting a number of senior players back over the next few weeks, and that’s clearly going to help.”

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 75: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Suaia Matagi
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 63: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Weller Hauraki
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 55: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 51: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 42: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Kruise Leeming
  • 30: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 27: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 14: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Kruise Leeming
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • Key Performers

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Metres: 196
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Junior Vaivai

    Metres: 154

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 7
    Hull KR 1

    Goals:

    Giants 7
    Hull KR 2

    METRES:

    Giants 1359
    Hull KR 994

    CARRIES:

    Giants 183
    Hull KR 149

    TACKLES:

    Giants 300
    Hull KR 321

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 7
    Hull KR 4

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 11
    Hull KR 6

    BREAKS:

    Giants 8
    Hull KR 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 2 1 6 0 0 9 0 16 196 12.25 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 2 0 1 3 2 18 141 7.83 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kruise Leeming 2 1 27 3 0 4 2 21 123 5.86 0 19 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Turner 0 1 12 5 1 0 0 14 116 8.29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 16 2 2 6 4 8 108 13.50 2 0 0 0 7 1 2 0
    Akuila Uate 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 12 81 6.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew English 0 0 24 2 2 0 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 19 7 1 3 0 9 80 8.89 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Suaia Matagi 1 0 23 2 2 0 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Innes Senior 0 0 21 4 2 0 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 24 5 0 0 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 12 2 0 2 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 20 5 0 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 33 6 1 0 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Joe Wardle 0 0 28 9 5 2 0 10 36 3.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Matt Frawley 0 1 18 0 2 2 4 7 32 4.57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 15 6 0 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 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
    Junior Vaivai 0 0 8 0 5 4 2 15 154 10.27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 6 0 0 1 1 16 142 8.88 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
    George Lawler 0 0 37 6 5 1 0 16 104 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 11 1 2 5 0 14 103 7.36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Addy 0 0 46 16 3 2 0 16 91 5.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Will Oakes 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 11 78 7.09 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 23 2 2 1 0 12 71 5.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 36 8 5 0 0 9 69 7.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Atkin 0 0 16 3 0 1 2 9 45 5.00 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Adam Rooks 0 0 21 5 3 1 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Hall 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 11 32 2.91 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 0 14 2 2 0 5 4 22 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Weller Hauraki 1 0 31 9 1 3 0 6 22 3.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Harry Bardle 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 21 6 2 0 1 1 6 6.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tommy Lee 0 1 33 7 3 0 2 1 4 4.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Elliot Wallis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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