By Nathan Findlay –
A disappointing loss for the Huddersfield Giants breaks their winning streak as Wakefield Trinity extend theirs to two games in a row.
After three wins on the trot for the Giants, it has been finally put to bed. Despite a couple of late tries in the game, a brutal first half meant that it was not to be this time around.
The game started off very well for Wakefield with Liam Kay kicking off the game with a try in the 6th minute. We saw the damage continue to pile on until the scoreline read 38-0 by the 73rd minute.
Huddersfield did have a decent spell in the last 5 minutes or so, snatching a couple of tries thanks to James Gavert and Jake Wardle, but it was nowhere near enough to compete with the Dreadnaughts’ performance.
Huddersfield will need to look back on and point out the mistakes made in this game and to make sure that they do not happen again.
One thing I noticed throughout the game was how the Giants seemed to panic while defending in their own 20. There was a couple of tries that could have been easily avoided if the field the try line was gapped properly.
The result now leaves Huddersfield in 9th place in the Betfred Super League, and the sooner they can move on from this game, the better.
6’ | Try – Kay L – Trinity
7’ | Conversion – Lino M – Trinity
21’ | Try – Tanginoa K – Trinity
22’ | Conversion – Lino M – Trinity
32’ | Try – Pitts J – Trinity
33’ | Conversion – Lino M – Trinity
34’ | Try – Westerman J – Trinity
35’ | Conversion – Lino M – Trinity
38’ | Try – Tupou B – Trinity
39’ | Conversion – Lino M – Trinity
65’ | Try – Kay L – Trinity (Player to watch)
73’ | Conversion – Lino M – Trinity
77’ | Try – Gavert J – Giants
78’ | Conversion – Sezer A – Giants
79’ | Try – Wardle J – Giants
80’ | Conversion – Sezer A – Giants
Final Score | Wakefield Trinity 38-12 Huddersfield Giants
It’s ultimately a surprising defeat for Huddersfield, considering they came into this game on exceptionally good form. Though it has to be noted that Wakefield had also recently ended their losing streak, and was likely to come out swinging. And swing they did.
The early try from Liam Kay really set the stage for Trinity to run away with the game.
Huddersfield have suitable time now to reflect on the mistakes and make sure that they have covered everything for their next game against Wigan.
Wakefield were the better team in this game, there’s no doubt about it, but it is vital now for the Giants to learn from their mistakes, put it behind them, and move on to the next game.
Huddersfield Giants next face the Wigan Warriors on the 11th of June. 19:45 KO.
This will be another tough face up for the Giants and will most definitely test them.
Wigan have had a good season so far and are looking strong, so this is not going to be a game where Huddersfield will walk all over the Warriors.
As always though you never know how things will go, and this is going to be a chance for the Giants to redeem themselves.
A two-week break will hopefully allow for ample time for the players and staff to train hard and well.