Giants swoop at the Stoop

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http://www.skysports.com/rugbyleague/match_report/0,19936,11070_3086395,00.html

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Huddersfield Giants followed up on their derby success over Wakefield last weekend as they beat Harlequins 32-16 at the Stoop.

The Giants consolidated third place as Brett Hodgson led the way with two late tries, five conversions and a penalty, earning the northerners a third victory over Quins this season.

The hosts started well enough, holding their own in the opening stages before Luke Gale crossed the whitewash in the 14th minute following good work from Chad Randall, with Danny Orr adding the extras.

However, the Giants were back level seven minutes later, with Luke Robinson and Michael Lawrence combining for Leroy Cudjoe to touch down.

Quins again came back into it, but they were punished on the stroke of half-time as, despite two bites of the cherry, Chris Melling failed to deal with a Liam Fulton kick, allowing David Hodgson to score.

Stuttering
The Giants then appeared to be firmly in the ascendancy in the second half as their opponents stuttered, and Michael Lawrence added another four-pointer eight minutes after the break.

With 11 minutes to play, Brett Hodgson added two more to the Giants' tally with a penalty to make it 20-6 and the home side appeared to have no hope of a comeback.
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However, Melling made it a contest with tries in the 71st and 76th minutes to bring his side back to within four points.

Yet Hodgson put the result beyond doubt when he scored and coverted twice in the 79th and 80th minutes to give the Giants a deserved win.
 

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Thanks for posting this Ink…....WoW, the scares on the Warrior's face is really standing out lately.

I am certain we would be coming 5th or better, if the 75kg SuperMan was still with us this season
 

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"scored and converted twice in the 79th and 80th minutes" - ah, Hodgo, we miss you! What a legend! :smiley:
 

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@innsaneink said:
Quins again came back into it, but they were punished on the stroke of half-time as, despite two bites of the cherry, Chris Melling failed to deal with a Liam Fulton kick, allowing David Hodgson to score.

Yeah Yeah Hodgo was great and all that…would expect nothing less...

But hold the phone a TRY from a LIAM FULTON kick....Whoooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooo..................
 

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damn ..cant edit..

Hodgo's stats for the season to date….yes still miss him...Ave mtrs per game 114m...just for that....

Position 1
Shirt number 1
Appearances 16
Tries 6
Try assists 5
Goals 57
Drop Goals 0
Meters 1824
Carries 285
Tackles 91
Offloads 15
Attacking Kicks 27
Runs from dummy half 33
Tackle Busts 50
Marker tackles 3
Clean Breaks 6
Forty twenty 0
Kicks in general play 51
Missed goals 12
Missed tackles 22
Errors 28
Penalties 3
Red cards 0
Yellow cards 0
 

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28 Errors and 22 missed tackles (with only 91 completed) are pretty concerning, but otherwise thats a fine season!
 

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@Zaibatsu said:
28 Errors and 22 missed tackles (with only 91 completed) are pretty concerning, but otherwise thats a fine season!

Zai. He was playing a lot better before he got injured…...this last game shows he is getting back to his early season form.
 

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The gaints are going excellent with 5 or 6 former tigers players and nathan brown as coach this year they quite surprised me.
 

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After a good home win (28-10) against Warrington, Huddersford is travelling along very nicely in 3rd spot

P W D L PF PA DIF PTS

1 St Helens 21 16 0 5 635 358 277 32

2 Leeds 21 16 0 5 579 357 222 32

**3 Huddersfield** 21 14 0 7 512 332 180 **28** ….a great F/A...+ 180

4 Hull K R 21 12 1 8 490 410 80 25

5 Wigan 21 11 0 10 510 419 91 22

6 Wakefield 21 11 0 10 499 495 4 22

7 Castleford 21 11 0 10 476 517 -41 22

8 Harlequins RL 20 10 0 10 465 447 18 20

9 Warrington 21 10 0 11 461 511 -50 20

10 Catalans 20 9 0 11 469 514 -45 18

11 Hull 21 9 0 12 412 496 -84 18

12 Bradford 20 6 1 13 428 544 -116 13

13 Salford 20 6 0 14 318 534 -216 12

14 Crusaders 21 3 0 18 295 615 -320 6
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