Huddersfield Giants 26-4 Leigh Centurions

Huddersfield Giants 26-4 Leigh Centurions

Report

Two tries from Lee Gaskell and one apiece for Ukuma Ta’ai and Leroy Cudjoe was enough to give Huddersfield a 26-4 victory against Leigh at the John Smith’s Stadium.

After an entertaining end-to-end start to the game, neither side was able to make a breakthrough.

That was until the 22nd minute when Gaskell dived over for the game’s first try after a well worked move from Cudjoe and Jermaine McGillvary. Danny Brough converted from under the sticks, 6-0.

The Giants added more points to the board nine minutes later when Brough kicked two after Leigh conceded a penalty central to goal, 8-0.

The hosts had an eight-point lead at the break.

As they did in the first, Huddersfield opened the scoring in the second half. Ta’ai bustled his way over the try line in the 43rd minute. Brough added the extras from under the sticks, 14-0.

Four minutes later the Giants were in again, this time it was Gaskell who pounced onto an error after Brough’s high bomb. Brough converted impressively from the touchline, 20-0.

The visitors got themselves on the scoreboard courtesy of a Josh Drinkwater try on the left wing in the 57th minute. The resulting conversion attempt was wide, 20-4.

The Giants further extended their lead with a great individual effort from Cudjoe, who battered his way through to touch down six minutes from time. Brough converted to make it five out of five with the boot, 26-4.

In the end Huddersfield proved too strong for Leigh running out 26-4 winners, securing their spot in the top eight.

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas

SCORING SEQUENCE: 6-0, 8-0, 14-0, 20-0, 20-4, 26-4.

Written by Adam Gray.

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing000000
3Leroy CudjoeCentre100000
4Lee GaskellFull Back200000
6Danny BroughStand Off050001
8Sam Rapira 10Prop000000
9Ryan HinchcliffeHooker000000
12Dale Ferguson 18Loose Forward000000
14Kruise Leeming 31Hooker000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 17Loose Forward000000
16Oliver RobertsSecond Row000000
23Sam WoodCentre000000
24Darnell McIntoshFull Back000000
35Jordan RankinFull Back000000
10Shannon Wakeman 8Interchange000000
17Ukuma Ta’ai 15Interchange100000
18Paul Clough 12Interchange000000
31Adam O’Brien 14Interchange000000
 Total 450001

Leigh Centurions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mitch BrownFull Back000000
2Adam HigsonWing000000
3Ben CrooksCentre000000
5Matty DawsonWing000000
7Josh DrinkwaterScrum Half100000
8Gareth Hock 15Prop000000
9Mickey Higham 14Hooker000000
11Cory PatersonSecond Row000000
12Glenn Stewart 29Second Row000000
13Harrison Hansen 23Loose Forward000000
17Atelea VeaSecond Row000000
33Daniel MortimerScrum Half000000
34Samisoni LangiCentre000000
14Eloi Pelissier 9Interchange000000
15Danny Tickle 8Interchange000000
23Sam Hopkins 13Interchange000000
29Lachlan Burr 12Interchange000000
 Total 100000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 14, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Huddersfield Giants81826
Leigh Centurions044