Match Report

Super League
Thursday 27th April 2017, 20:00
Super League - Round: 12
Super League
Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos

(12) 12

v

Huddersfield Giants

(12) 31

Huddersfield Giants

2 Trys

Matt Parcell, Joel Moon,

TRIES

TRIES 5

Jake Mamo, Kruise Leeming, Dale Ferguson, Darnell McIntosh, Ollie Roberts,

2 Goals

Kallum Watkins 2,

GOALS

Goals 5

Danny Brough 5,

0 TRIES

 
D. GOALS

D Goals 1

Danny Brough,

Attendance: 13,169  Official: C Kendall  Venue: -

Star Man STAR MAN:  

GIANTS

OPPONENT

Action Timeline

Huddersfield Opponent
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Full Time Report

Jake Mamo, Jermaine McGillvary, Dale Ferguson and Ryan Hinchcliffe returned to the Giants side for the short trip to Headingley to take on high-flying Leeds Rhinos on a cool damp evening in the traditionally fiery derby.

A Danny Brough 40/20 was the first item of note but despite early Giants pressure the Claret and Gold were unable to make the breakthrough. However, when the Rhinos created their first meaningful attack on the Giants line Matt Parcell took advantage of slack Giants defence to scythe through and touch down between the posts for the first try of the game, Kalum Watkins added the extras. The Giants quickly responded, Alex Mellor made a cross-field run on the 20 before putting a delicate grubber kick through the cover which was eagerly gathered up by the alert Jake Mamo who touched down by the posts. Danny Brough’s conversion levelled the scores and on the half hour mark Kruise Leeming’s 40/20 set up field position for the Giants which was then finished by Leeming under the posts with Danny Brough again converting. The Rhinos pressed strongly to get back on level terms before half time. Joel Moon’s high kick caused problems and on 36 minutes it was danger-man Moon who crossed for a try by the posts, Watkins adding the extra 2 points.

It had been a tight first half with the Giants showing great resolve and deservedly going in at the interval on level terms.

Early Rhinos pressure in the second half was thwarted by sound Giants defence, however, when the Rhinos did make the breakthrough it was ruled out for obstruction in the build up to the try. The second half deadlock was eventually broken on the hour. Aaron Murphy and Adam O’Brien went close before a grubber kick to the in-goal area was followed up and touched down by Dale Ferguson to the left of the posts, with Brough successfully converting. A 12 point lead became 13 with a Danny Brough drop goal ensuring a healthy lead for the Claret and Gold. The Giants were now well in command and this was confirmed on 70 minutes when Oliver Roberts powered his way over to touch down by the posts. Danny Brough added the extras to complete an immaculate kicking display with his kicking prowess causing constant chaos to the Rhinos defence. The Giants had dominated the last 20 minutes and fully deserved their success.

A strong forward display had laid the foundation for the victory and provided a strong platform for the upcoming visit of Castleford to the John Smith’s Stadium next Thursday 4th May, kick off 8.00pm.

 

 

 

 

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