29 May 2019

THE NUMBERS GAME: MAGIC REVIEW

See all the stats from our record-breaking win at the Dacia Magic Weekend at Anfield.

The Magic Weekend certainly lived up to its name if you’re a Huddersfield Giants fan, as the West Yorkshire side beat East Yorkshire side Hull FC 55-2 at Anfield. The win edges the Giants closer to those playoff places. Here are some of the key stats from that magical win.

The main key stat from Saturday’s game were the tries scored in the game. The Giants scored ten tries compared to none from their opponents. Adam O’Brien, Darnell McIntosh and Jermaine McGillvary all scored two tries each for the magnificent Giants side. Their tries were added to by Joe and Jake Wardle, Alex Mellor and Aaron Murphy. Oliver Russell kicked seven goals to increase the lead. A Marc Sneyd penalty on the half-time hooter was the only points the black and whites could manage.

To get the Giants into those positions to score the tries though, meters were a big plus. To summarise how good the metres made by Huddersfield, here are their gains in comparison to Hull FC’s.

Top five metre makers for both sides 

Jermaine McGillvary – 147                                                                

Ukuma Ta’ai – 124                                                                            

Michael Lawrence – 114                                                                    

Paul Clough – 106                                                                                 

Suaia Matagi – 104    

Sika Manu – 103                                                                           

Mickey Paea – 87

Scott Taylor – 84

Josh Griffin – 78

Albert Kelly – 75 

Missed tackle were another key area within this game. The most missed tackles for the Giants was three. The black and whites had five players who missed the same, or more tackles than the Giants highest. See the missed tackles by the visitors. 

Most missed tackles  

Mark Minichiello – 9

Marc Sneyd – 5

Josh Griffin – 4

Joe Westerman – 4

Jamie Shaul – 3 

So, as you can see, the Giants dominated a lot of the key stats from the game on Saturday afternoon to close the gap on Hull FC to four points, as they now aim for a playoff place.

The Giants now have a week off as it is the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter finals. Their next game is away at the Castleford Tigers on Friday June 7th, so make sure to get your tickets to support the lads as they push for the playoffs! A win for the Giants will move them level on points with the fifth placed Tigers. 

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