Warrington Wolves 30-26 Huddersfield Giants: Highlights, player ratings and talking points

Warrington Wolves got back on track tonight by inflicting another defeat on Huddersfield Giants.


Kasiano storms over
It didn’t take Warrington long to notch the first try. With their first attacking possession a short ball coupled with a barn storming run from Sam Kasiano saw the forward storm over.

Giants respond with sweeping move
Huddersfield would soon respond. In an attacking set of their own, a sweeping move right saw Will Pryce stand up the defenders before creating a try for Jake Bibby via Kevin Naiqama.

Thewlis scores sensational try
Then the Wolves struck from deep with Josh Thewlis carving through the Giants before wrong footing Will Pryce at sensational speed to score a length of the field try.

Giants try saver
It was nearly two tries in two minutes after a Connor Wrench break and support from Danny Walker but brilliant cover from the Giants denied the Wolves.

Williams in support to score
The Wolves did eventually get a third try. A short ball allowed James Harrison to storm through. He was tackled put popped the offload away to George Williams to score.

Giants hit back
The Giants then found a way back after a Daryl Clark error. A neat pass complimented by a good line by Leroy Cudjoe allowed the experienced Giant to ease through.

Walker in support
At the start of the second 40, Warrington scored a vital try as they ploughed down field with Danny Walker in support and scoring to give Warrington a 14-point lead.

Video referee denies Warrington again
A vital try was disallowed prior to halftime from Matty Ashton and then Ben Currie was also denied with the video referee able to spot a small knock on both times.

Naiqama strikes
That started to cause Warrington to unravel and after a key mistake Kevin Naiqama bounced through the tackles near the try line to score.

Fages kick causes chaos
A 40/20 attempt then yielded a second try in two minutes as the ball bounced back inside and Fages was in support to score.

Dufty capitalises on chaos
After that chaotic kick, the Wolves produced one of their own and Matt Dufty was on hand to score.

Forward pass madness
Huddersfield gave themselves hope late on after a brilliant try for Tui Lolohea started by Theo Fages and involving Will Pryce. Many felt that the final pass was forward but the Giants than had an attacking chance denied when Liam Moore spotted a forward pass after a break by Kevin Naiqama.

Talking Points:

Two engimas
Both these sides appear to be puzzling. Neither side seem themselves though there were some positives in the game today for both.

Jake Connor dropped
A big call from Ian Watson leaving his star signing out. It will be interesting to stick by that call.

Are Warrington title contenders?
Top of the league for so long but some cracks have started to appear recently from Warrington. It wasn’t a vintage display by the Wolves today. At the moment St Helens and Catalans Dragons look more likely than them at this moment,

Player Ratings:

Warrington Wolves
1 Matt Dufty – 7
2 Josh Thewlis – 8
20 Connor Wrench – 8
4 Stefan Ratchford – 7
5 Matty Ashton – 7
3 Peter Mata’utia – 7
6 George Williams – 8
17 Gil Dudson – 7
16 Danny Walker – 8
10 Paul Vaughan – 8
11 Ben Currie – 8
8 James Harrison – 8
14 Sam Kasiano – 8
9 Daryl Clark – 7
19 Joe Bullock – 7
34 Maty Russell – 7
35 Lucas Green – 7

Huddersfield Giants
32 Will Pryce – 6
25 Innes Senior – 6
3 Esan Marsters – 6
4 Kevin Naiqama – 8
5 Jake Bibby – 6
23 Olly Russell – 7
7 Theo Fages – 8
8 Chris Hill – 7
9 Nathan Peats – 6
20 Olly Wilson – 6
21 Leroy Cudjoe – 8
12 Chris McQueen – 7
13 Luke Yates – 6
6 Tui Lolohea – 6
16 Harry Rushton – 6
18 Seb Ikahihifo – 6
35 Adam Milner – 6