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Trinity Lose out to Huddersfield

4th August, 2017

It was a disappointing evening at the John Smith’s Stadium for Trinity who fell at the hands of local rivals Huddersfield Giants.

The home side took the game by storm and denied Trinity of any opportunity pushing forward.

It was a frustrating first half as the Giants came out the far better side and pushed forward resulting in the Trinity defence crumbling leading to two early tries for the home side.

The Giants were the first to get the try when a Ben Jones-Bishop fumbled the ball inside the in-goal area and Brough touched the ball down, he was unable to convert and the Giants were 4-0 up after four minutes.

Minutes later and the Giants furthered their lead after a great left-to-right shift from Brough who had McIntosh in support, the winger then finished in the corner. This time Brough got the conversion.

Trinity struggled to get into the game, there was hope around the half hour mark when Tinirau Arona made a sprint down the field diverting through a number of the Giants defenders but it lead to nothing.

Soon after, another mistake proved costly for Trinity when James Hasson who had just come off the bench lost the ball and Hinchcliffe raced away to cross on the 27th minute.

A Trinity error gifted the Giants field position 10m out; moments later and Huddersfield got a repeat set after Trinity were penalised, Brough went for the two.

It took three minutes before half time for Trinity to get onto the score sheet, Sam Williams beat Rankin to the ball on the last tackle to get over, Finn converted to make it 18-6.

Wakefield came out in the second half looking a little brighter creating a few more chances and being stronger in defence, however it was not enough to

The Giants were awarded a penalty on 56 minutes after Trinity were penalised for Fifita messing around at the ruck, Brough went for the two points to put the home side 20-6 up.

Giants finally got a try in the second half on 59 minutes after Cudjoe broke the Trinity line to cross for the try.

With 11 minutes of the game remaining, Jermaine McGillvary got his second try of the game for the Giants after he crossed in the corner.

Dan Smith sealed the game for the Giants when he crossed the line following poor defence from Trinity after the home side kept the ball alive with some good offloads.

Full Time: Huddersfield Giants 36-6 Wakefield Trinity