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St Helens vs Salford Red Devils in Super League

Huddersfield Giants are out of the cup as their poor run of form continues.

The Giants were needing a response but were 12 down within nine minutes.

This came thanks to a lovely move down the left which released Joe Burgess with the winger finding Matty Costello down the middle.

Salford then doubled their money with a try that was too easy from Alex Gerrard as he powered over under the sticks.

Things got worse for the Giants before the 19th minute after a lovely grubber kick through for Kallum Watkins to score.

Salford scored a fourth try though this one was interesting as there was a suspicion Rhys Williams had lost the ball to Will Pryce as he scored.

However, the winger was deemed to have grounded it after good work from Kallum Watkins.

Up against it, the Giants battled back with two quick tries as returning star Theo Fages pulled the string against his former club teeing up Sam Hewitt before doing the same for Luke Yates making it 24-12.

Salford thought they had struck a key blow before the break after a beautiful short side play with Joe Burgess released but his ball inside was forward to Chris Atkin.

Remarkably, Huddersfield then continued their sensational comeback as Jake Bibby grounded a lovely kick to the corner after good work from Joe Greenwood and co. Connor missed the conversion after creating the try but it left the score 24-16 after a bizarre first half with the Giants going 24-0 down before making it 24-16.

Back in the game, the Giants were right back in the mix in the second half as the three substitutes combined with Joe Greenwood offloading to Tui Lolohea and the stand in hooker dropping the ball off to Yates who carved through to make it 24-22.

Game on but Salford’s wingers would soon change that. Joe Burgess would reclaim the Red Devils’ eight point lead as he grounded a probing Marc Sneyd kick and then his break and a lovely kick over to Rhys Williams saw him cross for another try.

That made it 36-22 before a brilliant break by Deon Cross led to a Sneyd try making it 42-22 but that wasn’t game over just yet as an altercation between Jake Connor and Oli Partington gave Huddersfield a penalty and then Lolohea pinched a try.

The Giants scored again with five minutes to go with Theo Fages weaving through and finding Kevin Naiqama to score.

Then the Giants set up a sensational grand stand finish as Will Pryce broke down field after claiming a kick and then Luke Yates completed his hat-trick on the back of a lovely short ball from Theo Fages.

Huddersfield had a last effort in the final minute with a penalty giving them a huge chance of snatching the win but the Red Devils held on to claim a famous win.

An amazing game, after which Salford Red Devils star Ryan Brierley thanked the fans for spurring them on to the win.

He also suggested that the fans move within the ground to where they were situated on Saturday, standing up on the far side.

He said on social media:

“Well, what a mad game that was! In the hat that’s all that matters.

“Side note, I loved the fans being in the stand on the far side all stood up, it seemed way louder, atmosphere was way better and certainly had a massive influence in getting us though.”

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