Super League  Sunday 10th February 2013  The John Smiths Stadium  Att: 5,273

Squad

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

Squad

Bailey, Bryant, Channing, Colbon, Dixon, Dorn, Grady, Hurst, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, Lovell, McMeeken, Melling, O'Callaghan, Randall, Rodney, Wheeldon, Witt.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joe Wardle

Brett Ferres

Shaun Lunt

Craig Kopczak

Shaun Lunt

Eorl Crabtree

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Shane Rodney

GOAL SCORERS:

Shane Grady

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

Hooker Shaun Lunt scored twice as Huddersfield Giants powered to their second win of the new Super League season.

Lunt showed great feet to dodge with the ball between two defenders to reach the line on 19 minutes from Eorl Crabtree’s final pass.

The former Castleford Tigers ace then charged down an attempted clearance and dashed 50 yards for a stunning solo effort on 69 minutes.

Lunt was also involved in the game’s opening try, scored by prop Crabtree, playing a new loose forward role.

Danny Brough, who kicked five goals in last week’s 40-4 win at St Helens, converted five of Huddersfield’s six tries.

The Giants had the better of a dull first half and led 12-6 at the break thanks to the touchdowns from Crabtree and Lunt.

London Broncos, beaten 28-14 at home by last season’s wooden spoonists Widnes Vikings in round one, scored through Shane Rodney’s solo effort on 24 minutes.

The Giants produced the game’s best move shortly after, but Jermaine McGillvary was unable to ground the ball following Scott Grix’s kick through.

Huddersfield moved the ball from left to right through Brough, Luke Robinson and Grix, with McGillvary just failing to score with an acrobatic dive for the ball.

The game was then stopped on 33 minutes when Huddersfield’s David Faiumu appeared to suffer a head injury in a heavy challenge.

Play re-started after about three minutes, with Faiumu taking no further part in the game and Ukuma Ta’ai coming on for his debut.

Ta’ai, signed from New Zealand Warriors, suffered a delay to his work visa and was only able to train with the Giants for the first time last Wednesday.

Huddersfield stepped up a gear early in the second half, though Leroy Cudjoe fluffed an easy chance to score.

Cudjoe, who bagged two tries in Huddersfield’s stunning win over St Helens, broke down the right and only had one defender left to beat, but his pass outside to the oncoming McGillvary was intercepted.

It was only a temporary reprieve for London as Craig Kopczak, on his home debut, powered over and Lunt then settled the match with his solo effort.

Brett Ferres, who made a try-scoring debut at St Helens, went over on 69 minutes and Joe Wardle powered through in overtime to complete a comprehensive victory.

Match Action

  • 79m
    try

    Joe Wardle

    Huddersfield

  • 79m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 68m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 64m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 64m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 56m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 56m
    interchange_off

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 53m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 53m
    try

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 47m
    interchange_on

    Mike McMeeken

    London Broncos

  • 47m
    interchange_off

    Chris Melling

    London Broncos

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Huddersfield

  • 23m
    goal

    Shane Grady

    London Broncos

  • 23m
    try

    Shane Rodney

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Jamie O'Callaghan

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Tommy Lee

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Scott Wheeldon

    London Broncos

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Stuart Fielden

    Huddersfield

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 16m
    interchange_on

    Mark Bryant

    London Broncos

  • 16m
    interchange_off

    Antonio Kaufusi

    London Broncos

  • 7m
    try

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 7m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield