Huddersfield Giants 24-16 Wakefield Trinity

Huddersfield Giants 24-16 Wakefield Trinity

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A brilliant final quarter saw Huddersfield pick up the points against West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield as they scored 16 points in 9 minutes.

For a large period, it looked like Chris Chester’s side would get the victory, but just like against Hull FC in week one they surrendered a winning position.

It was a dream first 10 minutes for the Giants and their young centre Sam Wood who went in for two tries.

The first saw him take a beautifully delayed pass from Danny Brough before Kruise Leeming’s offload created a gap for his second.

Wakefield responded well to this early set back as Liam Finn, playing at hooker, burrowed his way in from dummy half to reduce the deficit to 8-4 after 15 minutes.

The Giants fast start was then cancelled out when Ben Jones-Bishop took a pass from Jacob Miller before running 90 metres to score, Sam Williams conversion but Trinity in the lead.

Moments before half-time and Chris Chester’s side went in again, Reece Lyne created the space for Jones-Bishop to go in for his second. Williams was unable to convert but Wakefield went in at the break with a 16-8 lead.

As the game became a real arm-wrestle, it wasn’t until the 63rd minute that the next points were registered as the Giants went in for two quick-fire scores.

Firstly, forward Ukuma Ta’ai cleverly went down the short side to score before Oliver Roberts found a way over from close range. Brough’s solitary conversion had the hosts 18-16 in front.

The next score was going to be the match-winner and it was Huddersfield who got it as Jermaine McGillvary finished off a great move as Brough’s excellent kick put the winger clear.

Brough converted as a scintillating final quarter from the Giants saw them home 24-16 against their West Yorkshire rivals.

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing100000
4Lee GaskellFull Back000000
5Aaron MurphyWing000000
6Danny BroughStand Off020000
7Ryan BrierleyScrum Half000000
8Sam Rapira 20Prop000000
9Ryan HinchcliffeLoose Forward000000
12Dale Ferguson 16Second Row000000
14Kruise LeemingHooker000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 18Prop000000
17Ukuma Ta’ai 10Second Row100000
23Sam WoodCentre200001
30Alex MellorCentre000000
10Shannon Wakeman 17Interchange000000
16Oliver Roberts 12Interchange100000
18Paul Clough 15Interchange000000
20Daniel Smith 8Interchange000000
 Total 520001

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back000000
2Tom JohnstoneWing000000
3Bill TupouCentre000000
4Reece LyneCentre000000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing200000
6Jacob MillerStand Off000000
7Liam Finn 9Hooker100000
8Anthony England 25Prop000000
11Matty Ashurst 22Second Row000000
12Danny Kirmond 16Second Row000000
14Sam WilliamsScrum Half020000
17Craig HubyLoose Forward000000
20David FifitaProp000000
9Kyle Wood 7Interchange000000
16Tinirau Arona 12Interchange000000
22Jordan Crowther 11Interchange000000
25Anthony Walker 8Interchange000000
 Total 320000

Match Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
February 24, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st halfExtra timeFinal score
Huddersfield Giants81624
Wakefield Trinity16016