Match Report

Super League
Sunday 26th May 2013, 17:15
Super League - Round: 16
Super League
Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls

(0) 6


Huddersfield Giants

(18) 42

Huddersfield Giants


Jamie Foster,



Dale Ferguson 2, Scott Grix, Larne Patrick, Shaun Lunt, Brett Ferres, Anthony Mullally,


Jamie Foster,




Danny Brough 7,

Drop Goals


Drop Goals



Attendance: 31,249  Official: J Child  Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester



Action Timeline

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Full Time Report

Danny Brough inspired Huddersfield as the Giants avenged the Bulls win at the John Smith’s stadium with an emphatic victory at the Magic Weekend.

Jamie Foster’s try kept the hope alive in the second half, but three late scores ensured the Giants ran out worthy winners to condemn the Bulls to their fifth defeat in the Magic Weekend series.

Francis Cummins was able to recall Foster after a bicep injury in the Challenge Cup fourth round against Rochdale, who replaced Luke Gale with Jarrod Sammut switching back to the halves, whilst Jacob Fairbank lined up on the bench against his parent club.

Huddersfield were in fine form early on and had the Bulls firmly on the back foot in terms of attacking possession.

It took them 10 minutes before Dale Ferguson opened the scoring, as he took advantage of the Giants superior territory to charge in. Brough added the extras and they quickly doubled their advantage when Luke Robinson’s kick was brilliantly flicked back into the hands of Scott Grix by Leroy Cudjoe down the right. Brough goaling to put them 12 up.

The Bulls then looked to have got themselves back in it when Sammut’s smart chip across was latched onto by Kear, but Ben Thaler ruled the Welsh international offside.

And Huddersfield made them pay, after a heroic last ditch cover tackle on Aaron Murphy from Kear was made in vain, as Larne Patrick powered his way over the line from the next tackle. Brough converting.

Murphy then got his own back on Kear when a swift Bulls move saw the Giants winger put the former Crusader into touch to make sure the Giants stayed 18 points to the good at the break.

The Bulls had the better of the opening stages of the second half with Sammut going closest to crossing over.

However, it was Huddersfield and Ferguson who again drew first blood. The back rower was set free from inside his own half by Luke Robinson on his way to cross. Brough booting the two.

The Bulls finally got what they deserved, though, when Danny Addy’s crossfield kicked was palmed back by Kear to Foster who just squeezed in.

But that was as good as it got for Cummins’s men, with the Giants then going on a scoring spree.

A superb cut-out pass from Brough set Patrick through on an angled run before the front rower fed in Shaun Lunt. Brough again goaling to put the game to bed at 30-6.

But the Giants were not done yet. Brett Ferres was next in as he picked up a spilled ball by Jamie Cording before the former Bull got his name on the score-sheet. Brough converting.

And Anthony Mullally’s try on the back of Robinson’s neat pass put the icing on the cake for the Giants.


Bradford Bulls: Foster; Kear, Blythe, Lulia, Purtell; Addy, Sammut; Scruton, L’Estrange, Langley, Olbison, Whitehead, Walker. Subs: Diskin, Donaldson, Evans, Fairbank.

Huddersfield Giants: Grix; McGillvary, Cudjoe, Ferres, Murphy; Brough, Robinson; Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczack, Ta’ai, Chan, Ferguson. Subs: Patrick, Cording, Mullally, Dwyer.