Sunday 20th July 2014, 15:00
Super League - Round: 21
Jake Connor, Ukuma Ta'ai 2, Luke Robinson, Chris Bailey, Jermaine McGillvary 3, Brett Ferres, Joe Wardle,
Luke George 2, Adam O'Brien, Brett Kearney 2,
Leroy Cudjoe 6,
Jamie Foster 3,
Attendance: 6,145 Official: C Leatherbarrow Venue: The John Smith's Stadium
Full Time Report
LUKE GEORGE and Brett Kearney each bagged try doubles as Bradford Bulls displayed a never-say-die attitude, despite going down to Huddersfield Giants.
The defeat sees James Lowes' side relegated from First:Utility Super League – but the Bulls boss could not fault the effort of his battling side.
George's first score saw Bradford hit the front inside six minutes at the John Smith's Stadium.
But hosts Huddersfield battled back to ensure a 10-point interval advantage.
Lowes' Bulls began the second half as they did the first, with Kearney opening his account almost immediately after the restart.
But it wasn't to be for the men in red, amber and black as a raft of late Giants tries ensured Huddersfield's 52-26 success.
Jake Connor replied to George's initial effort, before Adam O'Brien barged over to hand Bradford the lead once more.
Ukuma Ta'ai responded with his first of two touchdowns, prior to George bagging a second try against his former employers.
Though the Giants responded through Luke Robinson, Chris Bailey and – on the stroke of half-time – Jermaine McGillvary to ensure a 26-16 lead.
Kearney's response moved the Bulls to within six points of levelling matters – 60 seconds into the second period.
But matters slipped from the visitors' grasp as ex-Bulls Brett Ferres and Joe Wardle crossed the whitewash in quick succession.
Kearney hit back with a fifth Bradford try, with Jamie Foster landing his third conversion of the afternoon.
Though a pair of tries in the minutes prior, courtesy of hat-trick hero McGillvary ended the Bulls' hopes.
And Huddersfield finished with a flourish as Ta'ai claimed his second of the afternoon.