Super League: Shaun Lunt scores two tries to help Huddersfield to victory
Last Updated: 10/02/13 5:11pm
Shaun Lunt: grabbed a try in each half for the hosts at the John Smith's Stadium
Huddersfield made it two wins from two at the start of the new Super League season with a 34-6 triumph over the London Broncos.
Shaun Lunt scored a try in each half as the Giants, who opened 2013 with a stunning success away at St Helens, cruised to victory at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday.
The hooker also had a hand in the opening try for Eorl Crabtree, while Craig Kopczak, Brett Ferres and Joe Wardle also touched down in the second half.
All the Broncos had to show for their efforts was a 23rd minute try from Shane Rodney, converted by debutant Shane Grady, as they slumped to a second straight defeat.
Crabtree's score in the seventh minute broke the deadlock and when Lunt crossed for his first of the afternoon, dodging two defenders superbly to reach the line, the hosts looked to be on course for a comfortable victory.
They could have been further ahead had Jermaine McGillvary been able to ground the ball with an acrobatic dive following Scott Grix's kick through.
Rodney's solo effort got the Broncos on the board and Huddersfield suffered a further blow when David Faiumu was forced off with a head injury in a heavy challenge.
The Giants, who handed Ukuma Ta'ai a debut despite the fact he only trained with the squad for the first time on Wednesday, stepped up a gear early in the second half.
After Leory Cudjoe fluffed an easy chance with a telegraphed pass, former Bradford forward Kopczack marked his home bow by powering over.
Lunt settled the match in Huddersfield's favour with a fine solo try before they went over twice more before the final hooter.
Brett Ferres found his way to the line after 69 minutes and Joe Wardle powered through in overtime to complete a comprehensive victory, Danny Brough adding the last of his five conversions to round out the scoring.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants32 - 14Hull K R
Hull FC31 - 24Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils18 - 14Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers34 - 20Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round two
Brian Carney and Phil Clarke present the Super League Player of the week for round 2.
Brian Carney and Phil Clarke present the Super League Team of the week for Round 2.
Rod Studd, Mike Stephenson, Chris Irvine and Andy Wilson take an in-depth look at the headlines from the past seven days in rugby league.
- Super League recap
- Millward hails Tigers' grit
- Betts praises beaten Vikings
- Victorious Giants irk coach
- Ellis kicks Tigers to victory
- No chance in Hull for Bradford
- Saints score win at Vikings
- Agar pays tribute to Cockayne
- Wildcats see off plucky Robins
- Dragons too hot for Reds
- Briers grabs point for Wolves
- KC Stadium clash postponed
- Vikings v Saints: Teams
- Tigers v Rhinos: Teams
- Giants v Broncos: Teams
- Catalan v Salford: Teams
- Wildcats v Hull KR: Teams
- Warriors v Wolves: Teams
- Higham: Wolves looking sharp
- Hull FC v Bulls: Teams
- Briscoe set for Widnes return
- Ferres looking to beat London
- Lee expects more from Broncos
- Betts wary of Saints backlash
- Hauraki ready for face Rhinos