Huddersfield Giants 38-6 Hull Kingston Rovers

Sunday 13th March 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 5

38-6 FT

HT: 12 0

Attendance: 5,610

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jordan Tansey, Michael Lawrence, Aaron Murphy, Jermaine McGillvary, Larne Patrick, Ukuma Ta'ai,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Thomas Minns,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Jermaine McGillvary scored his 100th First Utility Super League try to help injury-hit Huddersfield Giants record their first win of the season courtesy of a 38-6 triumph over struggling Hull KR at the John Smith's Stadium.

The England winger was one of six try-scorers for the Giants, for whom Danny Brough also kicked seven goals from as many attempts, as James Webster tasted defeat in his first game in interim charge of the Robins.

The Giants handed on-loan Wakefield Trinity Wildcats full-back Jordan Tansey a debut and he scored with his first touch in the fifth minute, before Michael Lawrence made it 12-0 at half-time.

Thomas Minns got Rovers back into the match six minutes after the interval, touching down following fit-again Terry Campese's high kick, but that was all the visitors offered.

Aaron Murphy went in in the corner five minutes later following slick hands and Huddersfield confirmed the victory with three tries in the last seven minutes through McGillvary, Larne Patrick and Ukuma Ta'ai.

To make matters worse for Hull KR, substitute Campese hobbled off just 42 minutes into his comeback from a nine-month lay-off with a knee re-construction.

Webster is confident Campese will not face another lengthy spell on the sidelines.

"When he's on the ground with his hand up in the air, you think 'has he done his knee?' but it's the hamstring in his other leg," Webster said.

"While we're obviously disappointed, it's good that it's not his knee. We've no idea how bad it is but he'll definitely miss some period of time.

"He's an experienced player who understands injuries happen in the game. I'm sure he'll be doing everything possible to get back as quickly as he can."

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson said: "Winning is definitely better than losing. It does relieve some pressure, the boys are happy in there.

"I thought for 40 to 50 minutes you could tell both teams were a little bit nervous but we settled the quicker and created a lot of opportunities.

"We stayed patient and came up with some good sets."

 

  • 80: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 80: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 78: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 78: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Larne Patrick
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 73: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 51: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Aaron Murphy
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 46: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Thomas Minns
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 10: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Michael Lawrence
  • 5: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Tansey
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • Key Performers

    Aaron Murphy

    Metres 159
    1 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 6
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1505
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1041

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 199
    Hull Kingston Rovers 164

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 303
    Hull Kingston Rovers 369

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 12
    Hull Kingston Rovers 8

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 10
    Hull Kingston Rovers 8

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 0

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Tansey 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 48 6.86 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 4 0 2 4 0 15 125 8.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Murphy 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 18 159 8.83 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 1 0 28 5 0 2 0 18 103 5.72 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 39 7 1 0 0 12 104 8.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Larne Patrick 1 0 14 2 2 1 0 8 72 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 1 25 4 1 0 1 14 119 8.50 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Jake Connor 0 1 18 4 0 5 0 14 106 7.57 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 2 8 1 0 0 9 9 52 5.78 1 1 2 0 7 0 1 0
    Kyle Wood 0 1 22 1 1 1 1 7 43 6.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Eorl Crabtree 0 0 22 4 0 5 0 18 133 7.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 17 3 0 0 0 7 49 7.00 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 18 1 0 0 0 17 134 7.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Josef Wardle 0 0 25 3 3 1 0 10 83 8.30 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 24 8 2 1 0 6 21 3.50 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Johnson 0 0 24 4 2 0 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 1 11 1 0 1 0 8 75 9.38 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ken Sio 1 0 4 1 3 2 0 15 100 6.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Cockayne 0 0 9 0 1 1 3 12 47 3.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Minns 0 0 22 3 2 0 0 7 50 7.14 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 10 0 0 3 0 13 121 9.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 14 82 5.86 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 27 3 3 0 1 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 30 3 3 1 0 4 23 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Walker 0 0 38 8 2 1 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 17 5 1 0 0 4 13 3.25 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dane Tilse 0 0 31 4 3 0 0 8 53 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 35 6 0 1 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Graeme Horne 0 0 41 12 0 0 0 8 36 4.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 28 3 0 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    John Boudebza 0 0 32 14 1 0 0 6 35 5.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Terry Campese 0 0 14 1 1 0 6 8 37 4.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Green 0 0 11 2 2 3 0 13 98 7.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 14 4 0 2 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties