Huddersfield Giants 40-0 Widnes Vikings

Huddersfield Giants 40-0 Widnes Vikings

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Huddersfield boosted their chances of finishing in the top eight as they thrashed Widnes 40-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

It was a confident performance from Rick Stone’s team, particularly in defence, as they kept the Vikings scoreless while also producing some slick attacking play.

The Giants notched seven tries in the win with winger Jermaine McGillvary grabbing a brace and Martyn Ridyard kicking six goals.

They opened the scoring in the sixth minute when prop Shannon Wakeman found a gap close to the line; Martyn Ridyard’s conversion making it 6-0.

The Giants, who were in superb form before last week’s defeat to Salford, got their second try five minutes later through England winger McGillvary.

Averaging a point a minute in the first quarter, Ryan Hinchcliffe showed great pace to grab the hosts third try with Ridyard’s third goal of the evening making it 18-0.

Widnes managed to stem the tide after that but only until four minutes before half-time when Adam O’Brien dummied his way over.

Ridyard was again on target with the kick as Huddersfield took a 24-0 lead into the break.

If Widnes had any chance they needed the first score of the second half but they didn’t get it, Giants winger Darnell McIntosh getting on the end of a neat pass from Jordan Rankin.

There was then a 20-minute spell in the game with no points, but Huddersfield were by far the stronger team and McGillvary found space to go over for his second with nine minutes left.

Ukuma Ta’ai got his name on the scoresheet in the final minutes after a great flat pass hooker Kruise Leeming; Ridyard’s conversion making the final score 40-0.

The result moves the Giants above Wigan into seventh and they sit three points clear of ninth place Warrington with two games to play before the Super 8s.

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing200001
3Leroy CudjoeCentre000000
4Lee GaskellFull Back000000
6Danny BroughStand Off000000
8Sam Rapira 18Prop000000
9Ryan HinchcliffeHooker100000
10Shannon Wakeman 22Prop100000
14Kruise Leeming 31Hooker000000
16Oliver RobertsSecond Row000000
17Ukuma Ta’ai 30Prop100000
24Darnell McIntoshFull Back100000
33Martyn RidyardStand Off060000
35Jordan RankinFull Back000000
18Paul Clough 8Interchange000000
22Tyler Dickinson 10Interchange000000
30Alex Mellor 17Interchange000000
31Adam O’Brien 14Interchange100000
 Total 760001

Widnes Vikings

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Corey ThompsonWing000000
3Chris BridgeCentre000000
4Charly RuncimanCentre000000
6Joe MellorStand Off000000
9Lloyd White 31Hooker000000
10Jack Buchanan 18Prop000000
11Chris HoustonSecond Row000000
12Matt WhitleySecond Row000000
13Hep Cahill 29Loose Forward000000
15Gil Dudson 20Prop000000
17Stefan MarshCentre000000
28Ryan InceWing000000
33Aaron HeremaiaHooker000000
18Greg Burke 10Interchange000000
20Manase Manuokafoa 15Interchange000000
29Brad Walker 13Interchange000000
31Jordan Johnstone 9Interchange000000
 Total 000000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 7, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Huddersfield Giants241640
Widnes Vikings000