St. Helens  48
Huddersfield Giants   6
St. Helens  48
Huddersfield Giants   6
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
4th Jun 2023
Super League
NEUTRAL
26326
HT:16-6

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
2
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Tee Ritson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

13 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

14 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

15 - Joey Lussick
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

17 - Iggy Paasi
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF
2023 WCC

Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub


COACH : Paul Wellens


(2022-10-05 : 2023-12-31 )


MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints had a good opening five minutes as they pushed downfield, but Lewis Dodd’s kick on the last tackle found the hands of Innes Senior and the Giants were able to move away from their own line. However, after a sloppy pass in the midfield, the video referee was called upon six minutes in. Tui Lolohea spotted a gap down the Huddersfield right edge and kicked early, the ball bouncing in favour of former Saint Kevin Naiqama was put the ball down. The video referee agreed with the on-field call of try. Jake Connor converted, 0-6 Saints trailed. The Red V thought we had a quick response ten minutes in. A high kick by Dodd was caught by Joe Batchelor and offloaded to Jack Welsby, he then found Konrad Hurrell who powered through and planted the ball down. The referee said try on-field and once again the video referee agreed. Tommy Makinson missed the conversion, 4-6 Saints trailed.

Just before the midway point of the first half, Saints took the lead. Dodd found Jonny Lomax, he fed Curtis Sironen who made a break and found the supporting Welsby, he then found the returning Mark Percival who went over under the sticks. Makinson converted, 10-6 the Saints led. Huddersfield then lost Luke Yates to the sin bin for ten minutes, as the Giants forward was deemed to have dangerous contact on Makinson during a tackle. James Bell then made a big break downfield after being fed by Hurrell and found the supporting Makinson, he was tackled and then on the last Welsby was wrapped up as Saints moved right. Saints added a third try just before the break. The ball was shifted right as Welsby threw a cut-out pass to Makinson on the wing and he finished well in the corner. He converted his own try from the right touchline, 16-6 Saints led.

It took just three second half minutes for Saints to add to our lead. A penalty moved us downfield and off the back of it Dodd played an inside pass to Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook who carried some tacklers over the try-line with him for his first try of the season. Makinson added the two, 22-6. Another looked to have followed. Saints moved right and Lomax threw a great cut-out pass to Makinson on the wing who thought he had gone over for his second of the afternoon. The referee, however, had different ideas. He ruled a forward pass so the score remained the same. We weren’t to be denied for much longer though. Another move from left to right ended with Lomax finding Makinson on the wing again and he dove over for his second of the afternoon. The try awarded after a video referee review. He converted again from the right touchline, 28-6. The momentum continued. Saints again worked it from left to right and Welsby fed Hurrell who wasn’t going to be denied from close range as he burrowed under some tacklers to score. Makinson missed the conversion, 32-6 Saints led. Saints’ seventh try followed. Some good defence forced a goal-line dropout and from it Saints went right again and Hurrell found Makinson to dive over in the corner for his third of the afternoon. He again converted his own try from the right touchline, 38-6. Makinson had his fourth of the game with 13 minutes left. Again the ball was worked from left to right and Lomax threw another cut-out pass to Makinson on the wing and he strolled over. He was unable to convert this time around, 42-6. The best try was saved for last. Welsby made a break down the middle and found Makinson, he then offloaded to Joey Lussick who beat Leroy Cudjoe.

Saints were resounding victors by 48 points to six.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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