Friday 15th September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

40-16 FT

( 24-6 HT )

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Jonny Lomax 2, Regan Grace, Mark Percival, Ben Barba, Ryan Morgan, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Ollie Roberts, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Jordan Rankin,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Australian star Ben Barba turned on the magic as St Helens kept their play-off dreams alive by brushing aside Huddersfield Giants 40-16 in the Betfred Super League Super 8s.

Justin Holbrook’s side had to beat the Giants if they had any chance of finishing in the top four and Barba produced a fine display, scoring one of the Saints' seven tries. 

Jonny Lomax scored the first of his two tries before Regan Grace touched down, but the Giants hit back as Danny Brough sent in the hardworking Oliver Roberts to barge over.

But it was 24-6 at half-time after Grace's 60-metre dash led to Lomax scoring before Percival powered over.

Barba then scored his before fellow Australian Ryan Morgan touched down.

Ryan Hinchcliffe and Jordan Rankin each grabbed a try for the visitors but Saints had the finalsay when Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrookhammered his way over.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: "We have a really big game now against Salford. We'll focus on tonight's win and then look at them after that.

"We have said all along that we need to be consistent every week and the points we have scored could come into it."

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone said: "The whole game for us was pretty disappointing. We tried to make amends for last week’s display but Saints were pretty good in the first stint and they controlled the game."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 77: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 74: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Rankin
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 65: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 55: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 46: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 46: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 37: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 37: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 35: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 35: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 30: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 10: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 10: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 4: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 4: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • Key Performers

    Jon Wilkin

    Tackles 32

    Regan Grace

    Metres 179

    James Roby

    Tackles 31

    Zeb Taia

    Tackles 37

    Ben Barba

    Metres 160
    Clean Breaks 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    St Helens 7
    Huddersfield Giants 3

    Goals:

    St Helens 6
    Huddersfield Giants 2

    METRES:

    St Helens 1472
    Huddersfield Giants 1033

    CARRIES:

    St Helens 195
    Huddersfield Giants 156

    TACKLES:

    St Helens 324
    Huddersfield Giants 321

    OFFLOADS:

    St Helens 13
    Huddersfield Giants 5

    PENALTIES:

    St Helens 7
    Huddersfield Giants 8

    BREAKS:

    St Helens 10
    Huddersfield Giants 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jonathan Lomax 2 1 22 3 1 2 1 13 69 5.31 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 20 3 2 3 0 11 63 5.73 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 2 0 0 5 0 15 179 11.93 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 1 0 19 2 1 7 2 14 109 7.79 1 0 2 0 6 1 1 1
    Ryan Morgan 1 0 15 1 1 0 0 9 75 8.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Barba 1 1 2 0 0 5 1 15 160 10.67 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 1 18 2 1 2 0 9 74 8.22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 1 20 3 1 1 0 20 183 9.15 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Theo Fages 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 2 19 9.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 32 9 1 0 0 11 56 5.09 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 29 9 0 0 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 37 8 2 0 0 13 90 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 21 3 3 0 0 14 113 8.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 1 31 7 0 0 1 8 48 6.00 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Douglas 0 0 30 6 0 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Richardson 0 1 12 0 2 1 5 8 16 2.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 6 0 0 4 1 17 121 7.12 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jordan Rankin 1 0 4 0 2 3 0 10 106 10.60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 35 5 2 3 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 32 6 2 3 0 12 64 5.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Turner 0 0 10 1 2 0 0 12 64 5.33 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 29 4 2 0 0 14 84 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 14 90 6.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 12 98 8.17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 16 1 5 0 6 5 19 3.80 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 2 12 0 1 0 3 11 64 5.82 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1
    Sam Rapira 0 0 25 3 0 1 0 12 78 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 16 2 2 0 1 3 34 11.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 26 5 1 1 0 6 46 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 27 6 2 0 0 11 75 6.82 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 1 19 2 3 0 0 4 28 7.00 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 26 5 2 1 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Smith 0 0 23 3 2 1 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 3 24 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties