Fire engine called to John Smith’s Stadium following fireworks display ahead of Leeds Rhinos’ fixture against Huddersfield Giants

Firework displays are always a good idea to get fans ready for a big game.

Unfortunately, when they go wrong they can go badly wrong and that is exactly what happened at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield Giants were getting ready to do battle against Leeds Rhinos.

For Huddersfield, it perhaps came as a surprise considering that they have had a display at each of their home games in 2022 so far but with the smoke billowing, the fire brigade were called.

Huddersfield led 22-4 at half-time after leading 22-0 up until the last few minutes of the half when Ash Handley replied before the break.

Meanwhile, the Giants¬†have announced their own fan initiative in order to improve the atmosphere at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The HGSA (Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association) have taken it upon themselves to bring in a trial period of three games to try and get as many likeminded, vocal supporters congregated together as one, like at Elland Road and Tottenham.

The Huddersfield Giants’ website reads: “There are many supporters dotted around the stadium who we are told refrain themselves due to the respect for others around them, this trial will enable those fans to be around others who prefer a noisier scene.

“There are a number of seats identified in block 7, rows MM -GG, seats 164-180 of the Chadwick Lawrence (Kilner bank) which have no season card holders at the moment therefore have been chosen as the place to congregate.”

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