Huddersfield Giants 40-28 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 27th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 23

40-28 FT

HT: 30 10

Official: R Hicks

Venue: John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jordan Rankin, Alex Mellor, Jermaine McGillvary 3, Darnell McIntosh, Ukuma Ta'ai,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Ben Jones-Bishop, Bill Tupou, Pauli Pauli, Justin Horo, Tom Johnstone,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Jermaine McGillvary scored his second successive hat-trick as Huddersfield Giants warmed up for their Super 8s assault with a 40-28 triumph over Wakefield Trinity to make it nine wins in 10 Betfred Super League fixtures.

A week after crossing three times in the victory at Castleford Tigers, the England winger repeated the act to help his side leapfrog their opponents in the table.

The Giants were the dominant force for much of the opening period and thoroughly deserved their 30-10 interval advantage after tries from Jordan Rankin, Alex Mellor, McGillvary (two) and Darnell McIntosh.

Ben Jones-Bishop and Bill Tupou crossed for Wakefield in the first half but they were out of it after scores from McGillvary and Ukuma Ta’ai.

Pauli Pauli, Justin Horo and Tom Johnstone scored consolation efforts for Wakefield, who finish the regular season two spots below fifth-placed Huddersfield.

Giants head coach Simon Woolford said: “The last few years have been pretty tough for the fans, but many of them have stuck by us and are now reaping the reward.

“This group have worked extremely hard for each other in the time I’ve been here, and I believe the fans now have a team they can once again be proud of."

Wakefield boss Chris Chester said: “That first 40 minutes was probably the worst we’ve seen from us this year, there was so much that was wrong about the way we played. But as daft as it seemed, with the amount of ball we had, we could have got something out of the game.

“The players got a lot of praise for what they did (against Hull) last week, but tonight we were beaten by Huddersfield, who are a good side and they are playing well. They looked like they wanted the game more than us.”

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 78: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 59: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Justin Horo
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 57: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Pauli Pauli
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 52: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 45: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 37: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 34: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 24: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 21: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 17: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Alex Mellor
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 8: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 4: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Rankin
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • Key Performers

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Tries 3
    1 1
    Metres 155
    Clean Breaks 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 7
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 6
    Wakefield Trinity 4

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1141
    Wakefield Trinity 1181

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 165
    Wakefield Trinity 177

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 317
    Wakefield Trinity 347

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 4
    Wakefield Trinity 12

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 11
    Wakefield Trinity 11

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 7
    Wakefield Trinity 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 3 0 3 0 1 8 0 21 155 7.38 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 15 1 0 1 0 14 105 7.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 1 0 27 3 5 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 6 46 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 12 81 6.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 3 13 4.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew English 0 0 26 1 8 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 1 29 3 4 1 1 6 42 7.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dale Ferguson 0 0 28 7 3 1 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 23 4 1 2 0 4 10 2.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 19 1 1 0 0 13 96 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 30 2 4 0 0 5 23 4.60 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 35 5 3 0 0 16 150 9.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 12 0 4 2 3 9 40 4.44 0 0 1 0 6 1 1 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 1 18 1 4 0 1 7 32 4.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 1 10 1 0 1 0 15 119 7.93 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Leroy Cudjoe 0 3 26 4 2 1 1 10 65 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Johnstone 1 0 4 0 2 2 0 14 111 7.93 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 17 3 2 6 0 11 103 9.36 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 1 3 0 3 2 0 10 84 8.40 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 1 0 22 8 0 3 1 9 71 7.89 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Pauli Pauli 1 0 9 2 1 8 0 12 104 8.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jacob Miller 0 2 21 7 3 1 5 12 45 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 18 4 2 1 3 7 22 3.14 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2
    Reece Lyne 0 1 5 1 0 7 0 20 147 7.35 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 14 49 3.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 24 6 0 0 0 3 32 10.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 41 12 1 0 1 4 40 10.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 35 9 1 6 0 11 93 8.45 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    James Batchelor 0 0 45 8 0 1 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 36 9 2 0 0 9 50 5.56 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Chris Annakin 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 2 21 10.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 14 1 1 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 36 10 1 2 0 19 85 4.47 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 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