Huddersfield Giants 24-19 London Broncos

Monday 22nd April 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 12

24-19 FT

HT: 12 8

Official: M Griffiths

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Alex Mellor, Scott Grix, Jermaine McGillvary (2),

  • Goals
    Oliver Russell (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Jay Pitts, Rhys Williams, Ryan Morgan,

  • Goals
    Kieran Dixon (3),

  • Drop Goals
    Morgan Smith,

Official Report / Commentary

Jermanine McGillvary grabbed a late try as Huddersfield Giants were forced to come from behind three times to extend their amazing recent winning run against London Broncos to 18 with a 24-19 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The West Yorkshire club have not been beaten anywhere by their capital-based rivals since March 8th 2008 and their latest success leaves the Broncos, defeated at home 39-6 by Catalans Dragons on Thursday, bottom of the Betfred Super League table.


The Giants bounced back from a Good Friday defeat at Leeds to inflict a fifth straight league defeat - their sixth in all competitions - on the struggling Broncos.

Huddersfield crossed through McGillvary (twice), Alex Mellor and Scott Grix, while London, whose last victory was at Leeds on March 15th, replied through tries from Jay Pitts, Rhys Wiilaims and Ryan Morgan.

Giants boss Simon Woolford said: “We won and that’s about the only positive to come out of it. Our completion was poor in the second half and our pass selection was bad, which put us under all sorts of pressure. We were lucky to win. We looked pretty good with our attack against Castleford but the last two weeks we’ve looked like a side which has never played together and we need to fix it quickly."

London coach Danny Ward said: "I’m proud of every one of them and thought we did enough to get the win but that’s one of those things. It was a very competitive game and I thought we had done just enough at the end to scrape it."

 

  • 78: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 78: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 73: Goal scored for London Broncos by Morgan Smith
  • 63: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Ryan Morgan
  • 52: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 47: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 45: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Rhys Williams
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 27: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Scott Grix
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • 25: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Alex Mellor
  • 8: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 8: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jay Pitts
  • 6: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • Key Performers

    Rhys Williams

    Metres: 200

    Kieran Dixon

    Metres: 159

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 4
    Broncos 3

    Goals:

    Giants 4
    Broncos 3

    METRES:

    Giants 1243
    Broncos 1283

    CARRIES:

    Giants 167
    Broncos 173

    TACKLES:

    Giants 351
    Broncos 351

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 6
    Broncos 10

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 4
    Broncos 7

    BREAKS:

    Giants 7
    Broncos 2

    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 0 0 0 1 4 0 16 182 11.38 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Innes Senior 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 17 144 8.47 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Turner 0 1 16 3 1 2 0 15 105 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 28 9 4 3 0 9 94 10.44 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 30 4 0 2 0 12 89 7.42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 23 5 2 1 0 11 89 8.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 25 2 1 1 0 13 71 5.46 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew English 0 0 16 4 1 0 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 23 3 1 0 0 6 61 10.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Frawley 0 0 29 3 4 1 3 8 60 7.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Wardle 0 0 24 5 1 1 0 10 54 5.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 1 19 5 0 2 0 6 53 8.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 25 5 0 0 0 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 26 6 0 2 0 7 45 6.43 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Grix 1 0 10 1 0 0 1 9 44 4.89 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Mellor 1 0 33 5 2 2 0 7 36 5.14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Russell 0 1 22 5 3 0 3 3 3 1.00 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rhys Williams 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 16 200 12.50 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Dixon 0 0 6 0 0 4 0 16 159 9.94 0 6 3 0 3 1 0 0
    Eddie Battye 0 0 27 6 2 2 0 19 118 6.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Rob Butler 0 0 31 1 4 0 0 13 111 8.54 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Gee 0 0 35 6 3 0 0 12 99 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Morgan 1 0 15 1 1 4 0 15 95 6.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Matthew Fleming 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 11 80 7.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jay Pitts 1 0 27 6 1 2 0 11 80 7.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Walker 0 2 12 1 1 0 1 13 72 5.54 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 10 1 1 2 8 12 57 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Yates 0 0 49 14 1 2 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Ioane 0 0 17 3 0 1 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Greg Richards 0 0 24 8 3 1 0 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Cunningham 0 0 11 3 3 0 2 5 27 5.40 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 25 3 2 0 0 4 25 6.25 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Sam Davis 0 0 32 10 1 1 0 3 12 4.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sadiq Adebiyi 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 3 11 3.67 0 0 1 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