Huddersfield score insane amount of tries in first half as they turn on the style

Ian Watson named his strongest possible side this afternoon as he got his Huddersfield Giants side ready for the Super League season and they showed no mercy to League 1 Dewsbury Rams.

It didn’t take long for Huddersfield Giants’ most experienced player to impact proceedings as the man with the joint most Rugby League World Cup appearances Chris Hill powered over from a short ball after two minutes.

From a man who is well known to Huddersfield fans after a superb 2022 season to a debutant. Again Hill was at the heart of it as he drove through the middle before Theo Fages moved the ball wide where Jermaine McGillvary linked well with former St Helens star Kevin Naiqama to score and make it 10-0.

With Naiqama and fellow new recruit Esan Marsters at centre, club captain Leroy Cudjoe surprisingly started on the wing with new recruit from Wigan Warriors Jake Bibby on the bench. This time Will Pryce’s offload to Marsters paved the way for Cudjoe to go in at the corner – 14-0 after 10 minutes.

Cudjoe would grab a second from a lovely scrum move to keep the game at a point per minute before the try scoring machine that is Chris McQueen got over. Tui Lolohea with the assist but McQueen produced a lovely dummy to seal the try.

Credit to Dewsbury they did find a way to the try line through Calum Turner despite playing against the Giants’ strongest side.

The Rams weren’t going to die wondering and soon attempted a short drop out which went wrong serving a try on a plate for Theo Fages.

The tries didn’t dry up before the halftime break as Will Pryce scored. This again started with Lolohea as his pass sent Pryce over.

Remarkably the Giants were able to find an eighth try before the break when Pryce turned provider to McQueen with a short ball to make it 38-6 at halftime after a huge eight tries if only the Giants could have found their radar with their conversions and it could have been 48-6 at the break.

As expected, Ian Watson made a host of changes at the break but it didn’t stop them from notching more points.

Bibby off the bench supported a break from Innes Senior to make it 44-6 after 50 minutes.

Senior went from provider to scorer in the 53rd minute and soon Sam Hewitt joined the fun too touching down a Kieran Rush kick.

The 60 point mark edged close when Senior grabbed his second thanks to more sublime play from Lolohea and in the 74th minute the 60 points were surpassed by Bibby’s second.

To the credit of Dewsbury they did get another try themselves but it did little to dent the Giants’ dominance on the scoreboard.

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