Match Report – Huddersfield 12 – 14 Wigan
Super League Round 5: Thursday – Castleford Tigers 14-8 Leeds Rhinos; Friday – St Helens 20-12 Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants 12-14 Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves 38-20 Leigh Leopards; Saturday – Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR (5:00 p.m.); Sunday – Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity (3pm)
Last update: 03/17/23 22:47
Wigan Warriors secured a narrow Super League victory at Huddersfield Giants, while Warrington Wolves maintained their 100 per cent record…
Huddersfield Giants 12-14 Wigan Warriors
Two Bevan French tries proved enough to ensure Wigan avoided back-to-back Betfred Super League defeats as they cruised to a 14-12 win over Huddersfield at John Smith’s Stadium.
Highlights of the Super League match between Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors.
Mistakes from both sides scattered a completely disjointed affair, but Matt Peet’s men proved slightly more clinical on the business side as they bounced back from last week’s surprise home defeat to the Catalans.
The Giants spent the majority of the first hour camping in Wigan territory without creating a single chance to score a try, and had a rare Liam Marshall error to thank for their only score through Kevin Naiqama shortly after the interval.
Despite all the strength of their pack, characterized by a superb passage from Seb Ikahihifo off the bench, this lack of incisiveness will be a concern for the head coach of the Giants Ian Watson, whose team has now lost two of its four first games of the season.
Warrington Wolves 38-20 Leigh Leopards
Matty Ashton scored a nine-minute hat-trick as Warrington maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 38-20 win over Leigh at Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Highlights of the Super League game between Warrington Wolves and Leigh Leopards.
Ashton’s three-try outburst came early in the second half as Wolves stormed to a 38-8 lead en route to their fifth straight win, with newly-promoted Leigh brought down to earth with a bump after their victory over champions St Helena.
Wolves captain Stefan Ratchford earned a personal tally of 14 points with a try and five goals, with further tries coming from Matt Dufty, Paul Vaughan and Josh Drinkwater.
Leigh, who had Edwin Ipape convicted in the second half for a late hit, claimed tries through former Wolves winger Josh Charnley while Tom Briscoe scored the 199th try of his career and late consolation scores from Tom Amone and Zak Hardaker, who also kicked two goals.