Giants Marching On

Huddersfield Giants rugby league side continue to excel in 2013 after they defeated Wigan Warriors 22-10 yesterday.

The win, their third straight victory, means they sit pretty at the top of the table with the only 100% record in the league.

Tries from Jermaine McGillvary, Jamie Cording and Brett Ferres were enough for the claret and gold, whose captain Danny brough also added ten points with the boot.

However it could have been so different for the side as they staretd slow and the Warirros took a 10-0 lead after the first 15 minutes.

Despite the Lancashire outfit being without star man Sam Tomkins, Liam Farrell ran the show in the opening exchanges and found gaping holes in the Giants defence.

Giants head coach Paul Anderson had rested stars Shaun Lunt and Eorl Crabtree for the game, in favour of a more defensive minded approach, but their introduction quickly helped changed the game.

From there on the Giants, inspired by the captains trio of Ferres, Brough and Luke Robinson were superb in both attack and defence.

Although the captains trio were inspiring, Scott Grix and Aaron Murphy (who had come in for Luke George) were inspired at full back and right wing positions, with Murphy producing crunch tackles time after time.

As Wigan searched and searched for points, having ten out of the last 11 sets, the Giants hold firm and fittingly Brett Ferres made it three tries in three this season with a superb 90 yard dash to touch down in the far corner.

The game was marred by some Wigan fans fighting and setting off flairs, but nothing could stop the buoyant Giants side who have now defeated St Helens and Wigan in their opening three games.

Next up for the Giants is a trip to local rivals Wakefield Wildcats, where the claret and gold will be hoping to continue their cracking start to the season.

 

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