Warrington Wolves 26-24 Huddersfield Giants

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Danny Brough missed a touchline conversion with the last kick of the game as Huddersfield were denied a share of the spoils at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

In a game that saw the teams exchange tries all the way through the match, Warrington clung on for victory despite Jermaine McGillvary’s try on the hooter.

The Wolves opened the scoring after just three minutes as a penalty gave them field position, with a well-worked switch move to the right putting Harvey Livett over the line.

Their lead lasted only three minutes as a late challenge on Lee Gaskell forced him from the field, but from the resulting penalty the Giants moved the ball wide for Darnell McIntosh to score.

Tony Smith’s side soon hit the front again as the ball came free on the halfway line allowing Daryl Clark to pick up, he then exchanged passes with Kurt Gidley to cross the whitewash.

Again though Huddersfield hit back, Sam Wood breaking up the middle with the supporting Jake Mamo taking his pass to score.

Danny Brough added the conversion before notching a penalty goal moments later to give the Giants a 12-10 lead after 26 minutes.

Their advantage lasted 10 minutes as the Wolves used their expansive style of rugby to make yards up the pitch, half-back Gidley with a trademark show and go to touch down.

Declan Patton’s second conversion of the match gave Warrington a 16-12 lead at the break.

The game continued in the same vain after the break with the visitors more than holding their own and they would take the lead six minutes in thanks to a try and conversion from Brough.

Brough then added a penalty goal before a set-play move put Rhys Evans in out wide to level the game at 20-all going into the final 16 minutes.

The next score was crucial and it was the Wolves who got it as Patton’s cross-field kick found Toby King, he dropped on the ball in the in-goal area to the delight of the home fans.

Patton converted to make it 26-20 but there was to be late drama as the Giants worked the ball wide from a scrum and Jermaine McGillvary scored on the hooter.

Unfortunately for Rick Stone and the travelling fans, Brough’s kick went wide as Warrington held on to make it three Super League wins in a row.

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back000000
2Tom LinehamWing000000
3Rhys EvansWing100000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half100000
8Chris HillProp000000
9Daryl Clark 15Hooker100001
10Ashton Sims 23Prop000000
12Jack Hughes 16Second Row000000
14Mike Cooper 18Loose Forward000000
20Toby KingCentre100000
22Declan PattonStand Off030000
24Benjamin JullienSecond Row000000
28Harvey LivettCentre100000
15Brad Dwyer 9Interchange000000
16George King 12Interchange000000
18Andre Savelio 14Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 10Interchange000000
 Total 530001

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jake MamoFull Back100000
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing100000
4Lee GaskellScrum Half000000
5Aaron MurphyCentre000000
6Danny BroughStand Off140000
9Ryan Hinchcliffe 14Hooker000000
10Shannon Wakeman 8Prop000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 19Prop000000
16Oliver RobertsSecond Row000000
18Paul Clough 22Loose Forward000000
23Sam WoodCentre000000
24Darnell McIntoshWing100000
30Alex MellorSecond Row000000
8Sam Rapira 10Interchange000000
14Kruise Leeming 9Interchange000000
19Nathan Mason 15Interchange000000
22Tyler Dickinson 18Interchange000000
 Total 440000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 17, 2017 3:00 pm Super League 2017 Monday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Warrington Wolves161026
Huddersfield Giants121224