Super League  Friday 28th June 2013  The John Smith's Stadium  Att: 5,052

Squad

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

Squad

Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Simon, Bousquet, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Leroy Cudjoe

Jermaine McGillvary

Jermaine McGillvary

Brett Ferres

Shaun Lunt

Luke George

Jermaine McGillvary

Brett Ferres

Aaron Murphy

Brett Ferres

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Zeb Taia

Damien Blanch

Frederic Vaccari

Vincent Duport

GOAL SCORERS:

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Winger Jermaine McGillvary and England forward Brett Ferres both scored hat-tricks as Huddersfield Giants put Catalan Dragons to the sword to pile the pressure on Super League leaders Wigan Warriors.

The Giants were in rampant form at the John Smith's Stadium as they completed the double over the French side and took full advantage of Wigan's shock home defeat by Castleford Tigers to move to within a point of the table-toppers.

Their 10-try romp was masterminded by skipper Danny Brough, who toyed with a woeful Dragons defence and kicked 10 goals from 11 attempts.

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson will be displeased by the concession of four tries but his counterpart Laurent Frayssinous will be absolutely livid with his side's lacklustre display and indiscipline.

Brough did most of the damage in the opening quarter, getting the outstanding Ferres over for two tries and winger Aaron Murphy for one and the visitors never really recovered.

Ferres, beginning to look every inch an international forward, took Brough's short pass to open the scoring and collected a grubber kick from his skipper to register his second.

Varying his game superbly, Brough's cut-out pass got Murphy over at the corner while his kicking out of hand in the swirling wind caused all sorts of problems for the Dragons defenders.

If the Catalans' defence was catastrophic, that of the Giants was not much better as they gifted their visitors three tries before half-time.

Centre Vincent Duport touched down after collecting Scott Dureau's high kick, left winger Frederic Vaccari scored a scrappy one at the corner and right winger Damien Blanch went though two defenders from dummy half to add a third.

Dureau was unable to kick any of his conversion attempts to leave his side trailing 16-12 and Huddersfield pulled away to open up a 12-point lead by half-time.

McGillvary picked off Leon Pryce's lofted pass to sprint 70 metres for his first try, despite the valiant efforts of 39-year-old Steve Menzies to track him down, and Brough took his goal tally to four from five with a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

The Catalans conceded just those two points while down to 12 men, with Dureau in the sin bin for a professional foul, but their defence cracked again immediately on his return when Ferres squeezed the ball out of a tackle near their line for Luke George to go over for his side's fifth try.

Second rower Zeb Taia went through some weak Huddersfield defence to pull a try back for the visitors on 54 minutes but Thomas Bosc had no more success with the boot than Dureau as he sliced the conversion attempt wide.

The errors continued at an alarming rate but Huddersfield maintained their concentration to add five further tries in the last 23 minutes.

Hooker Shaun Lunt got his 16th of the season after supporting a burst from halfway by second rower Dale Ferguson and Ferres finished off a break by prop Larne Patrick to complete his hat-trick on 63 minutes.

The Giants then turned on the style against a fast-fading Catalan side, with McGillvary beating Vaccari to the ball from Luke Robinson's kick and taking Ferres' pass to complete his hat-trick before Lunt picked up a loose ball from the re-start to get centre Leroy Cudjoe racing away for their 10th try.

Match Action

  • 76m
    try

    Leroy Cudjoe

    Huddersfield

  • 76m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 75m
    try

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 75m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 72m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 72m
    try

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 64m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 64m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 62m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 62m
    interchange_off

    Michael Lawrence

    Huddersfield

  • 59m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 59m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 55m
    try

    Zeb Taia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 48m
    try

    Luke George

    Huddersfield

  • 48m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 40m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Remi Casty

    Catalan Dragons

  • 31m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 31m
    try

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Kevin Larroyer

    Catalan Dragons

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Gregory Mounis

    Catalan Dragons

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Ian Henderson

    Catalan Dragons

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Mickael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 24m
    try

    Damien Blanch

    Catalan Dragons

  • 20m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 20m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 13m
    try

    Frederic Vaccari

    Catalan Dragons

  • 9m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 7m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 4m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 4m
    try

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield