Super League  Saturday 2nd February 2013  Langtree Park  Att:

Squad

Wellens, Gardner, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Perry, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Jones, Gaskell, Makinson, Greenwood.

Squad

Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, O'Donnell, Faiumu, Patrick, Chan, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Fielden.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Mark Flanagan

GOAL SCORERS:

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Leroy Cudjoe

Shaun Lunt

Larne Patrick

Luke George

Leroy Cudjoe

Brett Ferres

Jermaine McGillvary

GOAL SCORERS:

Scott Grix

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Full Report

Match Official: R Silverwood

Huddersfield Giants made it a miserable start at Langtree Park for former coach Nathan Brown with their first away win over St Helens for 35 years.

The Giants, who won at Wigan Warriors 12 months ago, pulled off another stunning opening-round victory to give Brown’s successor Paul Anderson a dream start to his first full season in charge.

Huddersfield’s seven-try rout also marked a tremendous start for new captain Danny Brough, whose superb tactical kicking kept Saints pinned inside their own half for most of the first half to create the position for his side to outplay their hosts.

New forward signings Stuart Fielden and Craig Kopczak helped lay a solid platform for the visitors while hooker Shaun Lunt made a tryscoring return from his loan spell at champions Leeds Rhinos.

The Giants, whose magnificent defence kept Saints tryless until five minutes from the end, never looked back after scoring two tries in the first 10 minutes.

Winger Jermaine McGillvary produced a devastating finish after Luke O’Donnell had pounced on the first of a series of handling errors from debutant Willie Manu 30 metres from his own line.

Brough then put the impressive Brett Ferres through a yawning gap in the St Helens defence for a second try and kicked both conversions to make it 12-0.

Brough extended his side’s lead with a couple of penalties and struck the woodwork with another attempt while England centre Leroy Cudjoe added a third try nine minutes before the break after a scintillating handling move.

Brough initiated the move with an offload in the middle of the field but the decisive moment came with a superb flick-on by full-back Scott Grix which created the space out wide.

Already 22-0 up at the break, there was no way back for Saints when left winger Luke George gratefully accepted Brough’s long pass to cross unopposed for Huddersfield’s fourth try five minutes into the second half.

Brough went off shortly afterwards after picking up an injury but his side were firmly in control by then.

Brown responded to the crisis by sending on former New Zealand international Lance Hohaia at stand-off for the disappointing Lee Gaskell but one of his first acts was to gift the next try to Huddersfield substitute Larne Patrick.

Second rower Jason Chan broke through the Saints line and, after he had kicked ahead, Hohaia tried to palm the ball dead only to watch it drop into the hands of Patrick.

Grix added the goal and it got even better for the visitors when hooker Lunt scored a sixth try straight from a scrum 20 metres out.

Cudjoe then scored his second try after St Helens stalwart Francis Meli, on a forgettable 200th appearance for the club, lost the ball in Luke Robinson’s tackle 20 metres out from his own line.

Huddersfield’s victory margin would have been even greater had Grix been able to kick more than one of his four conversion attempts while Saints grabbed a late consolation try through Mark Flanagan.

Match Action

  • 75m
    try

    Mark Flanagan

    St Helens

  • 73m
    try

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Huddersfield

  • 60m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 54m
    goal

    Scott Grix

    Huddersfield

  • 54m
    try

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Lee Gaskell

    St Helens

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Lance Hohaia

    St Helens

  • 45m
    try

    Luke George

    Huddersfield

  • 39m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Iosia Soliola

    St Helens

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Mark Flanagan

    St Helens

  • 31m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    try

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Huddersfield

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Luke O'Donnell

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Tony Puletua

    St Helens

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Anthony Laffranchi

    St Helens

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

    St Helens

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Josh Perry

    St Helens

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 15m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 10m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 10m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 3m
    try

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 3m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield