Match Report

Super League
Monday 6th April 2015, 15:00
Super League - Round: 9
Super League
Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull Kingston Rovers

(8) 20


Huddersfield Giants

(6) 16

Huddersfield Giants

4 Trys

Darrell Goulding, Graeme Horne, Albert Kelly, Josh Mantellato,



Joe Wardle, Ukuma Ta'ai, Aaron Murphy,

2 Goals

Josh Mantellato 2,


Goals 2

Danny Brough 2,



D Goals 0


Attendance: 7,827  Official: P Bentham  Venue: KC Lightstream Stadium

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Huddersfield Giants fell to a close 20-16 defeat to Hull KR on Easter Monday. 

Joe Wardle, Ukuma Ta’ai and Aaron Murphy scored tries for the Giants, but a strong second half performance from Hull KR earned the hosts the two points. 

Rovers got off to a blistering start as they opened the scoring in the third minute, with centre Darrell Goulding going over down the right. Josh Mantellato missed the conversion attempt. 

Giants went close to hitting back five minutes later as Ellis took on the Hull KR line, only to lose the ball as he tried to ground it. The Claret and Gold had another opportunity when Leroy Cudjoe’s short grubber was booted away by Kieran Dixon with Jermaine McGillvary in hot pursuit. 

The Giants made the breakthrough after half an hour as Joe Wardle came powering through the Rovers defence to touch down. Danny Brough added the extras to give the visitors the lead for the first time. 

It didn’t last long, however, as Hull KR got their second through Graeme Horne just four minutes later after a cross-field kick from Terry Campese was knocked down by Ben Cockayne into Horne’s hands. Again Mantellato missed the conversion, leaving the score at 8-6 in Hull KR’s favour at the break. 

Unlike in the first half, it was the Giants who got out of the blocks quickest in the second 40 and regained the lead again in the 44th minute as Ukuma Ta’ai powered his way over from close range. Brough’s conversion made it 12-8 to the visitors. 

Just five minutes later and the hosts were ahead again though, as Albert Kelly scored, with Mantellato adding the extras. 

Mantellato went over for Rovers’ fourth try in the 62nd minute, as they spread the ball left and the winger twisted his way over the line to make it 18-12. 

Rovers stretched their lead with two minutes remaining as Mantellato kicked a penalty, before Aaron Murphy crossed for a consolation effort for the Giants with 30 seconds remaining.  

Hull KR (8) 20

Tries: Goulding, Horne, Kelly, Mantellato

Goals: Mantellato (2)

1. Kieran Dixon, 4. Josh Mantellato, 18. Liam Salter, 3. Darrell Goulding, 2. Ben Cockayne, 23. Terry Campese, 7. Albert Kelly, 20. James Green, 31. Shaun Lunt, 14. Mitch Allgood, 6. Maurice Blair, 12. Graeme Horne, 11. Kevin Larroyer. Interchange: 24. John Moudebza, 21. Aaron Ollett, 15. James Donaldson, 8. Adam Walker.

Huddersfield Giants (6) 16

Tries: Wardle, Ta’ai, Murphy

Goals: Brough (2)

1. Scott Grix, 2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Leroy Cudjoe, 4. Joe Wardle, 5. Aaron Murphy, 6. Danny Brough, 20. Jamie Ellis, 8. Eorl Crabtree, 16. Kyle Wood, 19. Anthony Mullally, 17. Ukuma Ta’ai, 12. Jack Hughes, 13. Chris Bailey. Interchange: 7. Luke Robinson, 10. Craig Huby, 14. Michael Lawrence, 15. Craig Kopczak.

Referee: Phil Bentham

Attendance: 7827



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