Super League  Sunday 5th May 2013  The John Smiths Stadium  Att: 8,585

Squad

Grix, Cudjoe, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Lawrence, Patrick, Chan, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Mullally, Dawson, Blackmore, Leeming.

Squad

Atkins, D. Bridge, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Grix, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, M. Monaghan, J. Monaghan, Myler, Ratchford, G. Riley, C. Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Williams,Wood.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Kruise Leeming

Jermaine McGillvary

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ryan Atkins

Brett Hodgson

Stefan Ratchford

Trent Waterhouse

Trent Waterhouse

Mickey Higham

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Trent Waterhouse scored twice as Warrington Wolves brushed aside in-form Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith's Stadium.

Waterhouse pounced on a slip by Huddersfield full-back Scott Grix near the Giants tryline on 18 minutes for a simple score in the left corner before polishing off a slick move involving Richie Myler and Brett Hodgson on 24 minutes.

Hodgson, the veteran ex-Giants skipper, added the extras twice to help Warrington towards a comfortable 22-6 half-time lead.

Micky Higham, Stefan Ratchford, Ryan Atkins and Hodgson also scored for Warrington, with the six tries from today adding to the 17 they have scored in their last three outings, including seven each against Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Second-placed Huddersfield, who were looking to keep the pressure on Wigan Warriors at the top of the overall standings, scored twice and started well as they grabbed an early lead.

Danny Brough's 40-20 kick on three minutes gave them the advantage with Craig Kopczak putting Jermaine McGillvary in for a converted try from the resulting scrum.

The Giants were their own worst enemies, though, as they gifted Warrington their opening try four minutes later when Jason Chan knocked on.

Higham smuggled ball over the line through a crowd of players from the resulting play.

Waterhouse's double came next, followed by another Giants blunder, a missed interception by the hapless Grix that let in Ratchford for a simple score.

The game boiled over on 38 minutes when Huddersfield centre Leroy Cudjoe was hauled into touch by three defenders as he went for a try.

It sparked an ugly melee involving most players on the field, with referee Ben Thaler giving Chan and Warrington's Atkins lectures over their involvement.

There was simmering tension when Wolves were awarded a penalty on the hooter, which saw Giants star Brough sin-binned for possible dissent.

The needle between the sides continued after the break, with Myler needing treatment after a heavy tackle.

Ratchford then helped put Warrington further ahead on 51 minutes with the pass for Hodgson to go over in the right corner.

Teenage hooker Kruise Leeming scored on his Huddersfield debut at the other end following an acrobatic offload from Luke Robinson.

Scrum-half Robinson was only playing after his red card in Huddersfield's 28-20 win at Catalan Dragons last Saturday was rescinded in midweek. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Leeming was handed a three-year contract in March and is regarded by Giants coach Paul Anderson as a hot prospect.

Any chance of a revival for the home side was snuffed out when Wolves scored their sixth try of the afternoon through Atkins on 68 minutes, with Hodgson converting to complete the scoring.

Match Action

  • 68m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 68m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 56m
    interchange_off

    Trent Waterhouse

    Warrington

  • 56m
    interchange_on

    Danny Bridge

    Warrington

  • 54m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 54m
    try

    Kruise Leeming

    Huddersfield

  • 53m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 53m
    interchange_on

    Kruise Leeming

    Huddersfield

  • 51m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 51m
    try

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 47m
    interchange_off

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 47m
    interchange_on

    Chris Riley

    Warrington

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Mike Cooper

    Warrington

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Huddersfield

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Dale Ferguson

    Huddersfield

  • 28m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 28m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Garreth Carvell

    Warrington

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Anthony Mullally

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 23m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 23m
    try

    Trent Waterhouse

    Warrington

  • 18m
    try

    Trent Waterhouse

    Warrington

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 7m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 7m
    try

    Mickey Higham

    Warrington

  • 4m
    try

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 4m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield