Huddersfield Giants 24-16 St Helens


In the only Betfred Super League tie of the week, Huddersfield Giants beat St Helens 24-16 at the John Smith’s Stadium. Tries from Leroy Cudjoe, Martyn Ridyard, Adam O’Brien and Lee Gaskell proved enough for the Giants, who moved three points clear of ninth-placed Catalans Dragons.

The opening try came after 13 minutes as captain Cudjoe crossed the whitewash for the hosts. Ridyard added the extras. It took until four minutes from the interval for the next score of proceedings and it was the two Huddersfield half-backs who combined. A bobbling kick from Danny Brough was touched down by Ridyard, who also kicked the following conversion to extend the lead. However, Saints responded before heading into the sheds. A break from Morgan Knowles was finished off by prop forward Luke Thompson, and the conversion from Mark Percival was successful as the visitors halved their deficit to 12-6 at the break.

With the second half just two minutes old, Saints notched their second try thanks to Percival following passes from Zeb Taia and Jonny Lomax. The conversion wasn’t successful but things were looking much brighter for Justin Holbrook’s men. But with the final quarter looming, Huddersfield regained their two score advantage as O’Brien scythed underneath the sticks from a penalty. Ridyard converted. Saints kept fighting back though and they got their reward through Kyle Amor, who was fed a pass from Jon Wilkin to go over. Percival made it a two point game once again with the conversion. The visitors’ efforts proved in vain though as former Saint Gaskell wrapped up the win for the in-form Giants thanks to a try five minutes from time. Ridyard’s 100% success rate with the boot continued as he added the extras.

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jake MamoFull Back000000
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing000000
3Leroy CudjoeCentre100000
4Lee GaskellCentre100000
5Aaron MurphyWing000000
6Danny BroughStand Off000000
8Sam Rapira 10Interchange000000
9Ryan HinchcliffeLoose Forward000000
10Shannon Wakeman 8Prop000000
12Dale FergusonSecond Row000000
14Kruise Leeming 31Hooker000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 18Prop000000
16Oliver Roberts 30Second Row000000
18Paul Clough 15Interchange000000
30Alex Mellor 16Interchange000000
31Adam O’Brien 14Interchange100000
33Martyn RidyardStand Off140000
 Total 440000

St Helens

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jonny LomaxFull Back000000
2Tommy MakinsonWing000000
3Ryan MorganCentre000000
4Mark PercivalCentre120000
6Theo FagesStand Off000000
7Matty SmithScrum Half000000
8Alex Walmsley 14Prop000000
9James Roby 17Hooker000000
10Kyle Amor 16Prop100000
12Jon WilkinSecond Row000000
13Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 20Loose Forward000000
14Luke Douglas 8Interchange000000
16Luke Thompson 10Interchange100000
17Tommy Lee 9Interchange000000
20Morgan Knowles 13Interchange000000
28Regan GraceWing000000
36Zeb TaiaSecond Row000000
 Total 320000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 16, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Huddersfield Giants121224
St Helens61016