Match Report

16's Academy
Saturday 4th March 2017, 14:00
16's Academy - Round: 2
16's Academy
Huddersfield Giants Under 16's

Huddersfield Giants Under 16's

(10) 18


Bradford Bulls 16's

(22) 44

Bradford Bulls 16's

0 Trys

Young, Openshaw, Newton (2)




0 Goals



Goals 0




D Goals 0


Attendance:   Official:   Venue: Lockwood Park - HD4 6EN

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Full Time Report

Huddersfield Giants fell to 18-44 defeat at the hands of Bradford Bulls at Lockwood Park.

The Giants always had a foothold in the match but they couldn’t quite get over the fast start that Bradford made in both halves.

Despite going 12-0 down in the opening ten minutes, the Giants got on the score sheet twice themselves.

Stand-off David Gibbons who had a good performance set up Dominic Young to force his way over the try line. Gibbons then kicked the conversion from the touch line to reduce the gap. Then just a few moments later, Gibbons sent a great kick high on the last tackle and the winger Liam Openshaw caught the ball superbly to touch down. Gibbons missed the conversion so that left the Giants trailing by two.

However, the Giants conceded another two tries just before half time with the Bulls kicking one of them to leave Huddersfield 22-10 down.

The Giants started the second half much stronger and played some better rugby but it was the Bulls that extended their lead to 16 points with another try.

Huddersfield then started a mini fight back with two tries of their own coming from the centre Robbie Newton. His first was a great looping pass from Joe Stott to find Newton in a lot of space to score in the corner. The next try was a great flowing move by the Giants with excellent offloads and Newton once again touching the ball down. Gibbons missed both conversions to leave Huddersfield just eight points behind.

However, the Bulls had the final say as Huddersfield conceded a further three tries to lose the game 44-18.

Huddersfield Giants Line-up: 1. Leighton Davies 2. Robbie Newton 3. Travis Corion 4. Ben Tibbs 5. Liam Openshaw 6. David Gibbons 7. Sean Slater 8. Kian Lappage 9. Finley Bruce 10. Ellis Broadbent 11. Dominic Young 12. Alfie Schultz . Wojciech Drop

Substitutes: 14. Joe Stott 15. Kobe Poching 16. Lewis Laing 17. Callum McCormack 18. Robson Stevens 19. Brad Llewllyn 

Tries: Young, Openshaw, Newton 2

Conversions: Gibbons 1/4  




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