Super League  Sunday 23rd June 2013  The John Smiths Stadium  Att: 7,756

Squad

Grix, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Mullally, Dawson.

Squad

Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Hall, Burrow, McShane, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Keinhorst, Singleton, Sutcliffe, Minns, Baldwinson, Foster, Minchella.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Scott Grix

Shaun Lunt

Leroy Cudjoe

Brett Ferres

Aaron Murphy

Shaun Lunt

Luke Robinson

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Liam Sutcliffe

Ben Jones-Bishop

Liam Sutcliffe

GOAL SCORERS:

Zak Hardaker

Zak Hardaker

Zak Hardaker

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

Former Leeds Rhinos hooker Shaun Lunt destroyed his old club with a brace of tries that helped Huddersfield Giants to a third win of the season over the depleted Super League champions.

Lunt, a member of the Rhinos' Grand Final-winning team last October while out on loan, continued his exceptional form by taking his try tally for the year to 18.

Huddersfield's other hero was skipper Danny Brough, who pulled all the strings and kicked six goals from seven attempts to keep his side on the heels of leaders Wigan Warriors.

Leeds trailed by only 10 points with 10 minutes to go but were always chasing the game and their battling effort took its toll when they conceded two late tries.

The out-of-luck champions had eight regulars missing through injury or suspension and lost England second rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan with a leg injury after only eight minutes.

However, stand-off Liam Sutcliffe, one of three 18-year-olds in the side, underlined his huge promise with two well-taken tries in an impressive display.

Leeds actually enjoyed all the early pressure, forcing two goal-line drop-outs to test out the Giants' defence, but Huddersfield opened the scoring from their first meaningful attack.

Brough's long pass enabled England centre Leroy Cudjoe to get into his stride and his inside pass put scrum-half Luke Robinson over for the opening try.

Brough kicked the first of his six goals yet the Rhinos drew level when Sutcliffe jinked his way over for a solo try and Zak Hardaker added the conversion.

The Giants were full of invention, though, and hit the champions with two tries in three minutes to establish control.

Lunt forced his way over from dummy half before winger Aaron Murphy supported Joe Wardle's break to touch down.

Leeds centre Jimmy Keinhorst helped keep his side in the game when his one-handed pass got winger Ben Jones-Bishop over for a second try but Huddersfield reclaimed a 10-point lead when Brough got second rower Brett Ferres racing through a gap for a fourth try three minutes before the break.

Stalemate set in during the third quarter but a superb kick from Brough set up the position for the ever-dangerous Lunt to get Cudjoe over for the Giants' fifth try on the hour.

Huddersfield were reduced to 12 men on 67 minutes when full-back Scott Grix was sin-binned for a professional foul, moments after fumbling Hardaker's towering kick, and were relieved when Jones-Bishop had a try disallowed for a forward pass.

The Rhinos were given renewed hope when second rower Mitch Achurch exploded into a gap in the home defence to enable Burrow to get Sutcliffe over for his second try and Hardaker kicked his third conversion.

However, the Giants ended on top when Brough's jinking run got Lunt over for his second and then Grix emerged from the sin bin to finish off Larne Patrick's break with his side's seventh try.

Match Action

  • 78m
    try

    Scott Grix

    Huddersfield

  • 78m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 74m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 74m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 70m
    goal

    Zak Hardaker

    Leeds

  • 70m
    try

    Liam Sutcliffe

    Leeds

  • 62m
    interchange_off

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 62m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 60m
    try

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Huddersfield

  • 60m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 53m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Baldwinson

    Leeds

  • 53m
    interchange_off

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 40m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 40m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 39m
    interchange_off

    Paul McShane

    Leeds

  • 39m
    interchange_on

    Chris Clarkson

    Leeds

  • 32m
    try

    Ben Jones-Bishop

    Leeds

  • 32m
    goal

    Zak Hardaker

    Leeds

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Dale Ferguson

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Richard Moore

    Leeds

  • 23m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 23m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 21m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 14m
    try

    Liam Sutcliffe

    Leeds

  • 14m
    goal

    Zak Hardaker

    Leeds

  • 10m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 10m
    try

    Luke Robinson

    Huddersfield

  • 9m
    interchange_on

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 9m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    Leeds