22 May 2019
THE NUMBERS GAME: MAGIC WEEKEND
All the stats you need to know ahead of the Giants' debut at Anfield for the Dacia Magic Weekend
Week sixteen of the Betfred Super League sees us head to Anfield for the Dacia Magic Weekend. The Giants face a tough task against the fourth placed Hull FC, who enjoyed a 19-12 win over Warrington last weekend, whilst the Giants beat Hull KR 30-22. A win for Huddersfield will move them within four points of the black and whites.
.@hullfcofficial went to Warrington and got a hard-earned 19-12 victory ahead of #MagicWeekend 💪#SLWarHul #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/7QZ7MWLd8g
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 19, 2019
Putting your hands up - Big Metres from Airlie Bird's Big Men
In a spirited performance which saw the black and whites beat the Wolves last weekend, many of the away side’s players put their hands up and took big carries. The willingness to run the ball for their side was key to helping them come away with the two points.
Most Hull FC carries v Warrington (18.05.19)
Josh Griffin – 18
Scott Taylor – 17
Joe Westerman – 17
Ratu Naulago – 16
Albert Kelly – 14
Griffin the workhorse
Josh Griffin is now in his third season with the black and whites. The centre has already matched his best season scoring tally for the East Yorkshire side, he has scored nine tries in the opening 15 games evening the nine he scored in 24 games last year. Griffin has made 1647 metres so far this season, carrying the ball 217 times. That is an average gain of 7.59 metres per carry.
Huge gains give Giants a foundation
In a massive clash last weekend, the Giants had to make some huge carries. There were a lot of impressive average gains from a number of the players as they got the crucial two points. The hard work paid off in the end, as a brilliant second half saw the Giants earn the two points.
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Average gains v Hull KR (17.05.19)
Jake Wardle – 16 metres
Matthew English – 10 metres
Sam Hewitt – 9 metres
Ukuma Ta’ai – 9 metres
Lee Gaskell – 9 metres
McGillvary is a try scoring machine
.@J_mcGillvary won't be moving off the wing anytime soon...😰🤕 #SLWigHud #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/M8oXwq9POl
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 8, 2019
Jermaine McGillvary has been scoring for fun lately for the Giants. The winger has scored twelve tries so far this season. The winger made his debut for the club against the Bradford Bulls in 2010 and is approaching a decade in the first team. McGillvary added two crucial scores in last week’s victory against the Robins, whilst also adding a double the week before against Wakefield Trinity.