St Helens 38-2 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 14th June 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 18

38-2 FT

HT: 26 2

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Lachlan Coote, Jonny Lomax (2), Tommy Makinson (3), Theo Fages,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries

  • Goals
    Oliver Russell,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tommy Makinson marked his 200th club appearance for St Helens with a hat-trick as they restored their six-point lead at the top of Betfred Super League with a dominant 38-2 win over Huddersfield Giants.

The current holder of the Golden Boot scored twice in the first half and again in the second at the Totally Wicked Stadium as Justin Holbrook's side proved the shock defeat at bottom club London Broncos last Sunday was merely a blip.

Theo Fages and Jonny Lomax scored two tries apiece, while Australian full-back Lachlan Coote - one of the signings of the season - produced another virtuoso performance, either scoring or assisting six of Saints' tries as well as kicking five goals.

After going behind to an early penalty from Oliver Russell, Saints - who have now beaten Huddersfield three times in 2019 - produced a stunning spell which saw them score five tries in only 20 minutes, laying considerable foundations for a comfortable victory.


Holbrook said: "It was very good tonight from everybody and great to watch. 

"We had seven players back who didn't play last week (at London) and one of those was Tommy Makinson, who got a hat-trick and had an awesome game."

Opposite number Simon Woolford was critical of his side's performance.

"We just weren't good enough," he said. "It was men versus boys tonight. It was not that much of a surprise. 

"Saints are a fantastic team and comparing their line speed to ours is like chalk and cheese.

"Most of their tries came on the back of us not doing a good enough job defensively and they rolled through us. We came ready but we just couldn't compete."

  • 56: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 55: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 53: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 52: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 31: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 30: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 27: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 18: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 14: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 13: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 11: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 11: TRY! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Oliver Russell
  • Key Performers

    Thomas Makinson

    Tries: 3
    Metres: 161
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Theo Fages

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 7
    Giants 0

    Goals:

    Saints 5
    Giants 1

    METRES:

    Saints 1419
    Giants 940

    CARRIES:

    Saints 184
    Giants 161

    TACKLES:

    Saints 320
    Giants 312

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 13
    Giants 11

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 8
    Giants 4

    BREAKS:

    Saints 7
    Giants 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 19 161 8.47 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Lachlan Coote 1 4 5 1 0 5 3 15 128 8.53 0 2 3 0 5 2 1 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 19 4 0 6 0 14 122 8.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Kevin Naiqama 0 0 16 2 1 1 0 12 119 9.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 21 3 4 2 0 14 112 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Theo Fages 1 2 18 2 1 4 3 14 109 7.79 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Swift 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 12 105 8.75 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 2 0 20 3 2 0 2 13 98 7.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 22 4 0 1 0 13 96 7.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Percival 0 1 21 2 2 4 1 15 93 6.20 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 24 1 1 0 0 9 78 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Luke Thompson 0 0 15 3 0 1 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 38 6 2 1 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 17 5 0 0 0 7 33 4.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 29 7 1 0 0 6 29 4.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Bentley 0 0 17 2 0 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Smith 0 0 31 1 4 0 0 1 2 2.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Turner 0 0 10 0 1 4 1 17 115 6.76 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Dom Young 0 0 6 0 1 3 0 12 90 7.50 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 14 1 1 3 8 13 89 6.85 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 5 0 1 5 2 15 86 5.73 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 21 6 0 0 0 10 70 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 23 3 2 0 0 11 65 5.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 27 2 1 0 1 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jacob Wardle 0 0 20 7 5 0 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Innes Senior 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 10 52 5.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 26 4 0 0 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 19 1 2 0 0 10 49 4.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 21 2 1 3 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Suaia Matagi 0 0 17 3 1 0 0 10 39 3.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Hewitt 0 0 30 4 5 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Matt Frawley 0 0 23 5 3 0 0 4 17 4.25 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Russell 0 0 20 2 3 0 2 7 15 2.14 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 24 5 0 0 0 3 6 2.00 0 3 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