St Helens 14-14 Huddersfield Giants

St Helens 14-14 Huddersfield Giants


Huddersfield Giants fought back from 14 points behind to earn a draw at St Helens in the Betfred Super League.

After a nervy start, two tries from Theo Fages put St Helens ahead, before Adam Swift crossed to extend the lead.

Darnell McIntosh got the visitors’ first points with under 20 minutes to play. McIntosh’s converted second try brought Giants back to within four points, before Sam Wood went over with three minutes left to earn his side a point.

The home side broke the deadlock in the 25th minute. The move started when Mark Percival broke. Zeb Taia then popped it on a plate with a fine offload to Theo Fages who crossed over. Percival added the extras, 6-0.

Fages got his second seven minutes later. Taia offloaded down the left to Fages, who was one on one with the full-back, went in and out and scored in the corner. Percival’s conversion attempt hit the post, 10-0.

The Saints fans didn’t have long to wait for their side’s next try. After quick play from the scrum, Percival fed Adam Swift to score on his 100th appearance. Percival’s conversion went wide, 14-0.

It was a scrappy opening to the second half. Saints had the majority of the field position but lacked that final pass.

After some attacking pressure, Darnell McIntosh crossed the line in the far corner to get the visitors on the scoreboard in the 61st minute. Danny Brough missed the conversion, 14-4.

A cross kick from Brough caused problems for Saints and McIntosh got his second nine minutes later. Brough added the extras, 14-10.

Sam Wood levelled the scores in the 77th minute. Brough missed the conversion, 14-14.

The Giants came from 14-0 down to rescue a point at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Referee: Chris Campbell

SCORING SEQUENCE: 6-0, 10-0, 14-0, 14-4, 14-10, 14-14.

Written by Adam Gray.

St Helens

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jonny LomaxFull Back000000
2Tommy MakinsonWing000000
3Ryan MorganCentre000000
4Mark PercivalCentre010000
5Adam SwiftWing100000
6Theo FagesStand Off200000
7Matty SmithScrum Half000000
8Alex Walmsley 10Prop000000
12Jon Wilkin 20Loose Forward000000
13Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 18Second Row000000
14Luke Douglas 15Prop000000
17Tommy LeeHooker000000
36Zeb TaiaSecond Row000000
10Kyle Amor 8Interchange000000
15Adam Walker 14Interchange000000
18Dominique Peyroux 13Interchange000000
20Morgan Knowles 12Interchange000000
 Total 310000

Huddersfield Giants

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Jermaine McGillvaryWing000000
4Lee GaskellScrum Half000000
5Aaron MurphyWing000000
6Danny BroughStand Off010000
9Ryan Hinchcliffe 14Hooker000000
10Shannon Wakeman 8Prop000000
12Dale FergusonSecond Row000000
15Sebastine Ikahihifo 19Prop000000
16Oliver RobertsSecond Row000000
18Paul Clough 22Loose Forward000000
23Sam WoodCentre100000
24Darnell McIntoshFull Back200001
30Alex MellorCentre000000
8Sam Rapira 10Interchange000000
14Kruise Leeming 9Interchange000000
19Nathan Mason 15Interchange000000
22Tyler Dickinson 18Interchange000000
 Total 310001

Match Details

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


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
St Helens14014
Huddersfield Giants01414