Wakefield Trinity’s Kelepi Tanginoa suffers serious-looking injury in Huddersfield Giants clash

Huddersfield Giants took on Wakefield Trinity at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight, but there was a horrendous incident involving one of the latter’s side.

Kelepi Tanginoa – who had earlier scored a brilliant try cantering over from 40 metres out – was carried off the field with what looked like a serious lower leg injury.

That marred a tremendous performance from Wakefield up until that point.

Louis Senior was the first on the scoresheet, running 80 metres home after being set free by Ricky Leutele, but Wakefield turned the screw to dive over next.

Yusuf Aydin was able to crash over next to the posts off a brilliant Jordy Crowther pass with Mason Lino converting.

Will Pryce added a penalty goal for Huddersfield after the visitors were caught offside, but Wakefield had the last laugh of the first-half with Kelepi Tanginoa galloping over from 40 metres out off a superb Lino pass.

Lino couldn’t convert, but Wakefield went into the break with a 10-8 lead.

Tanginoa began the second-half in brilliant form as well, but fell awkwardly under a strong Pryce tackle and that was the end of the forward’s season.

This is how both sides lined up:

Huddersfield Giants

6 Tui Lolohea
5 Ashton Golding
37 Toby King
4 Ricky Leutele
22 Louis Senior
23 Olly Russell
1 Will Pryce
26 Nathan Mason
9 Danny Levi
20 Oliver Wilson
11 Josh Jones
12 Chris McQueen
14 Matty English
Substitutes
10 Michael Lawrence
18 Sebastine Ikahihifo
19 Adam O’Brien
27 Jack Ashworth
Also in 21-man squad
8 Chris Hill
21 Leroy Cudjoe
25 Innes Senior
29 Sam Hewitt

Wakefield Trinity

38 Jamie Shaul
18 Lee Kershaw
30 Corey Hall
17 Lee Gaskell
27 Lewis Murphy
6 Jacob Miller
7 Mason Lino
10 Tinirau Arona
14 Jordy Crowther
22 Yusuf Aydin
12 Kelepi Tanginoa
11 Matty Ashurst
8 Eddie Battye
Substitutes
24 Harry Bowes
29 Isaac Shaw
34 Rob Butler
35 David Fifita
Also in 21-man squad
1 Max Jowitt
20 Jack Croft
21 Brad Walker
37 Josh Bowden

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