London Broncos 26-38 Huddersfield Giants

Sunday 31st March 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 8

26-38 FT

HT: 12 28

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Trailfinders Sports Club

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Alex Walker, Jay Pitts, Rhys Williams, Kieran Dixon 2,

  • Goals
    Kieran Dixon 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Joe Wardle, Jordan Turner, Akuila Uate 2, Jermaine McGillvary, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Alex Mellor,

  • Goals
    Lee Gaskell 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Akuila Uate scored twice as Huddersfield Giants continued their recent Betfred Super League revival by scoring seven tries in a 38-26 win at London Broncos.

The visitors led 16-6 after a thrilling first 13 minutes of the match, with tries from Joe Wardle, Jordan Turner and Uate interrupted only by Alex Walker's brilliant 60-yard score.

Jermaine McGillvary and Sebastine Ikahihifo extended Huddersfield's lead, Lee Gaskell taking his conversion total to four in the process, but Jay Pitts responded to cut the half-time deficit to 28-12.

Rhys Williams crossed early in the second half but any hope of a Broncos comeback was snuffed out by Uate's second try.

Broncos full-back Kieran Dixon scored two tries to add to his three conversions but Alex Mellor's score in between times kept Huddersfield clear of danger.

Giants head coach Simon Woolford said: “At eight points in front I got a little bit nervous, but the guys managed to swing momentum at key times, especially in the middle of that second half, and I thought we deserved it.

“There were a couple of nice tries early on which set the platform for us, but they never let up and while it was disappointing to let them in, especially when we were on top, I can’t fault our work.

“We’ve found a way to win a couple of games now, there are guys coming back so I feel that dark period we had early doors is over and we can move on from here.” 

Broncos counterpart Danny Ward said: “We’ve certainly entertained the supporters again, and that’s great, but you can’t afford to gift any team at this level a lead and we spent far too long chasing it.

“We spoke all week about starting like we did last against Hull, but we got caught cold and when you’re staring down the barrel of a 16-point deficit, you’re always hoping for a bit of a miracle.

“I can’t fault the boys effort and their absolute commitment, but we weren’t good enough on a number of occasions defensively, and they picked us off, which is what happens in Super League.

“Lessons need to be learnt but it’s important to emphasise that my guys are still gelling and a lot of them are experiencing this level of the game for the first time.”

  • 78: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 65: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Alex Mellor
  • 59: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 54: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Akuila Uate
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 45: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 44: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Rhys Williams
  • 39: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 38: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jay Pitts
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 35: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Sebastine Ikahihifo
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 30: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 13: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Akuila Uate
  • 9: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Turner
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 7: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 5: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Alex Walker
  • 3: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Joe Wardle
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • Key Performers

    Matthew Davis

    Tackles: 53

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Broncos 5
    Giants 7

    Goals:

    Broncos 3
    Giants 5

    METRES:

    Broncos 979
    Giants 957

    CARRIES:

    Broncos 171
    Giants 147

    TACKLES:

    Broncos 303
    Giants 301

    OFFLOADS:

    Broncos 15
    Giants 13

    PENALTIES:

    Broncos 6
    Giants 9

    BREAKS:

    Broncos 7
    Giants 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Alex Walker 1 0 7 0 0 6 0 14 149 10.64 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhys Williams 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 115 7.67 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Dixon 2 0 5 0 3 8 0 16 79 4.94 2 3 1 0 3 2 1 0
    Jay Pitts 1 1 21 6 2 1 0 11 76 6.91 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Morgan Smith 0 0 8 1 1 2 2 16 73 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 2 16 2 2 1 0 11 60 5.45 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 17 4 2 1 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Elliott Kear 0 0 10 0 1 1 0 11 50 4.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eddie Battye 0 0 31 9 4 3 0 18 50 2.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Nathan Mason 0 0 9 5 0 0 0 6 50 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Fozard 0 0 19 5 1 0 0 5 45 9.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Davis 0 0 53 14 5 2 0 8 44 5.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Rob Butler 0 0 26 5 0 1 0 6 40 6.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Matthew Gee 0 0 28 7 2 0 1 9 36 4.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Yates 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 5 34 6.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Abdull 0 2 11 3 2 2 6 6 19 3.17 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 24 3 0 2 0 3 2 0.67 0 1 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
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 3 0 1 6 0 17 131 7.71 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Jordan Turner 1 0 13 1 1 1 0 13 95 7.31 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Innes Senior 0 1 16 1 3 3 0 15 90 6.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Akuila Uate 2 0 3 0 1 1 0 16 90 5.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 21 2 0 2 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 11 61 5.55 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 1 0 15 0 2 4 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 27 6 2 0 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew English 0 0 21 2 5 0 0 6 48 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 15 3 2 0 1 8 45 5.63 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 13 2 1 0 0 5 40 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 1 0 35 3 3 2 0 7 37 5.29 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Kruise Leeming 0 2 23 5 0 1 0 7 36 5.14 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Mellor 1 0 31 6 3 3 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 1 19 1 2 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 17 5 2 1 1 3 27 9.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Frawley 0 1 27 3 1 0 3 3 3 1.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

    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