Huddersfield Giants 19-19 Wigan Warriors

Huddersfield Giants 19-19 Wigan Warriors


Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors shared the spoils in a thrilling draw at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Giants went into the break with a slender lead thanks to tries from Leroy Cudjoe and Lee Gaskell.

Tries from John Bateman and Liam Marshall saw the Warriors come back to within one point at the interval.

Huddersfield’s narrow one-point half-time lead was wiped out as Marshall grabbed his second try of the night.

Jermaine McGillvary’s try swung the game back in the Giants’ favour, before Williams’ drop goal ensured both sides settled for a point.

Cudjoe opened the scoring in the eighth minute when the Giants created space down the right. Martyn Ridyard converted and the hosts led, 6-0.

After back to back sets for the Giants, Danny Brough added a one-pointer in the 19th minute, 7-0.

Brough’s bouncing kick was chased down by Gaskell who scored in the 25th minute. Brough added the extras, 13-0.

Bateman was able to touch down under pressure for the Warriors’ opening try in the 30th minute. George Williams kicked the conversion, 13-6.

The Warriors were to score next through Marshall, who touched down a Williams grubber kick in the 34th minute. Williams converted from the left touchline, 13-12.

Marshall got his second of the game just two minutes into the second half after a sublime move on the left edge. Williams added the two from the touchline, 18-13.

McGillvary squeezed in at the corner in the 64th minute after back to back sets for the home side. Brough added the extras, 19-18.

With 12 minutes remaining, Williams levelled the game up with a drop goal from 30 metres out, 19-19.

Williams attempted another drop goal with four minutes remaining on the clock, this time from 60 metres out, but it was short.

A drop-goal attempt from Wigan’s Thomas Leuluai in the 79th minute drifted agonisingly wide.

Both teams had chances to win it, but the game finished all square.

Referee: Gareth Hewer

SCORING SEQUENCE: 6-0, 7-0, 13-0, 13-6, 13-12, 13-18, 19-18, 19-19.

Written by Adam Gray.

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing100000
3Leroy CudjoeCentre100000
4Lee GaskellFull Back100000
5Aaron MurphyWing000000
6Danny BroughStand Off021001
9Ryan HinchcliffeHooker000000
10Shannon Wakeman 17Prop000000
14Kruise LeemingHooker000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 18Loose Forward000000
16Oliver Roberts 19Second Row000000
17Ukuma Ta’ai 10Interchange000000
18Paul Clough 15Interchange000000
19Nathan Mason 16Interchange000000
22Tyler Dickinson 30Interchange000000
24Darnell McIntoshFull Back000000
30Alex Mellor 22Centre000000
33Martyn RidyardStand Off010000
 Total 331001

Wigan Warriors

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Sam TomkinsFull Back000000
4Oliver GildartCentre000000
5Joe BurgessWing000000
6George WilliamsStand Off031000
7Thomas LeuluaiScrum Half000000
8Frank-Paul Nu’uausala 19Prop000000
9Michael McIlorum 16Hooker000000
11Joel Tomkins 28Second Row000000
12Liam Farrell 20Second Row000000
13Sean O’LoughlinLoose Forward000000
14John BatemanSecond Row100000
16Sam Powell 9Interchange000000
28Jack Wells 11Interchange000000
35Liam MarshallWing200000
36Tom DaviesWing000000
19Ryan Sutton 8Interchange000000
20Willie Isa 12Interchange000000
 Total 331000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 23, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Huddersfield Giants13619
Wigan Warriors12719