St. Helens  13
Huddersfield Giants  12
St. Helens  13
Huddersfield Giants  12
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
24th Apr 2024
Super League
HOME
9888
HT:6-12

1 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Waqa Blake
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

6 - Jonny Lomax
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

DROP GOALS
1
WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

9 - Moses Mbye
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

10 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Matt Whitley
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

14 - Daryl Clark
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1

15 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

16 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

17 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


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




MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : After a dominant start Huddersfield took the lead five minutes in. Tui Lolohea’s high kick was fumbled by Saints into the arms of Joe Greenwood, who fed the ball to former Saint Kevin Naiqama, and he was able to walk over in the corner. Jake Connor added the extras, 0-6. Twelve minutes in, we had our first trip to the video referee. Connor had acres of space ahead of him down the Giants’ left-hand side and threw a cut-out pass to Adam Swift, he broke Tommy Makinson’s tackle before kicking ahead of him and Saints were unable to deal with the bouncing ball, allowing Swift to ground it and score. The on-field decision of try was agreed with after a lengthy review. Connor converted again, o-12 the visitors led. Saints tried to get back into the game, but their sets on the Giants line was first halted by a knock on, before Swift claimed a high kick in the corner to earn a seven-tackle set. With thirteen minutes of the first half to go, Saints got back into it. Huddersfield again tried to throw a cut-out pass down their left edge just inside the Saints half but this time Makinson plucked it out of the air and raced the other way to score underneath the sticks. Mark Percival converted, 6-12 Saints trailed. Another chance quickly followed. A penalty pushed Saints downfield, the hosts looked to shift it through the hands from left to right but the ball went to ground as an opportunity looked to have arisen. Adam Clune tried for a one-pointer as the first half came to a close, but his attempt sailed wide and into the arms of Jack Welsby.

Saints thought they had reduced the deficit eight minutes into the second half. Moses Mbye’s high kick was claimed by Elliot Wallis, Percival’s great hit knocked the ball loose and Matt Whitley grounded it. A scuffle followed and the referee sent it upstairs as no try, which was agreed with by the video referee. Sixteen minutes into the second half, back upstairs we went again. Mbye with another high kick that causes issues underneath the sticks, but it hits Saints hands and bounces forward before Daryl Clark grounded it. The video referee again agreeing with the on-field call of no try. The hosts weren’t to be denied for much longer though. A great defensive set put the Red V in great field position. Clark spotted a gap from dummy half, threw a dummy before reaching over to score next to the sticks. Percival levelled the scores, 12-12. With thirteen minutes left we had another trip upstairs for Saints. Huddersfield lost the ball, Saints moved it the hands, Percival found Waqa Blake who tried an acrobatic finish in the corner. The on-field decision of no try was agreed with though. With 33 seconds left on the clock, on the last tackle, the ball found its way to Lomax who attempted a drop goal from long range and nailed it to win Saints the game.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their report.







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