Wakefield Trinity 17-16 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 5th April 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 9

17-16 FT

HT: 4 10

Attendance: 4,730

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Reece Lyne, David Fifita (2),

  • Goals
    Danny Brough (2),

  • Drop Goals
    Danny Brough,

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary, Darnell McIntosh (2),

  • Goals
    Oliver Russell (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Veteran half-back Danny Brough came back to haunt former club Huddersfield Giants as his late drop goal gave Wakefield Trinity a hard-earned 17-16 victory.

The ex-Giants captain made the surprise switch to Belle Vue in the off-season and his former employers must have been left rueing their decision to release him at the end of a tough battle.

Brough may have delivered the knockout blow but Wakefield’s true hero was David Fifita whose two late tries dragged the hosts back from the brink of defeat.

Trinity had taken an early lead through Reece Lyne but tries from Jermaine McGillvary – the 200th of his career and 150th in Super League – and Darnell McIntosh gave the Giants a deserved 10-4 half-time advantage.

McIntosh thought he had given Huddersfield a third straight win with 10 minutes to go only for Fifita and Brough to consolidate Trinity’s position in the top five.

 

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester: "He’s (Fifita) going to cost us a few more quid after tonight,” joked Chester.

“He’s already talking about it in the dressing room. He was excellent. I thought his second stint was unbelievable, to score those tries that he did.

"He was great for us tonight. He was the best player on the pitch.”

Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford: "We put a lot of effort into that first half and if we were a little bit better we could have gone into half-time further in front.

“We did a good job on Fifita for the majority of the game but the more ball and field position they had in the second half he came into the game and hurt us. It’s disappointing.”

  • 76: Goal scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 73: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 70: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 64: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 32: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 19: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 15: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Reece Lyne
  • Key Performers

    Reece Lyne

    Metres: 163

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 3
    Giants 3

    Goals:

    Trinity 2
    Giants 2

    METRES:

    Trinity 1434
    Giants 1124

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 207
    Giants 168

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 312
    Giants 371

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 15
    Giants 5

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 6
    Giants 11

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 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
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 2 0 1 4 2 26 176 6.77 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Reece Lyne 1 0 13 1 0 16 0 20 163 8.15 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    David Fifita 2 0 34 10 2 13 0 16 134 8.38 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
    Joe Arundel 0 0 9 1 3 1 0 11 118 10.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 4 0 3 4 0 15 106 7.07 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 8 0 0 2 1 14 103 7.36 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 33 10 2 6 0 19 92 4.84 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 14 1 1 1 1 13 85 6.54 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 16 7 3 6 0 12 81 6.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 34 8 1 2 0 10 69 6.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 24 5 2 0 0 8 69 8.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 2 9 0 0 5 9 17 64 3.76 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 0
    George King 0 0 21 3 1 2 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 11 1 0 0 1 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 18 7 1 1 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 1 42 8 5 0 0 6 27 4.50 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 20 3 0 0 0 2 20 10.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 25 2 5 1 0 15 134 8.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 3 0 1 5 1 17 126 7.41 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Jordan Turner 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 15 125 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Darnell McIntosh 2 1 8 0 1 4 2 12 92 7.67 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Akuila Uate 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 13 85 6.54 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Innes Senior 0 0 18 1 10 0 0 16 76 4.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 37 7 2 0 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 22 4 0 6 0 9 60 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 42 5 7 3 0 10 59 5.90 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Alex Mellor 0 0 41 2 3 0 0 8 59 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Russell 0 2 22 2 5 0 3 14 57 4.07 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
    Matt Frawley 0 0 18 1 9 2 2 7 45 6.43 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 25 3 3 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 29 4 3 1 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 14 1 2 0 0 4 27 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 22 6 5 2 0 2 20 10.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 29 6 6 1 0 5 14 2.80 0 0 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