Super League: Danny Brough inspires Huddersfield at Headingley
Last Updated: 08/03/13 10:43pm
Table-toppers Huddersfield bounced back to winning ways in Super League with an impressive 32-8 triumph away at reigning champions Leeds.
Inspired by the returning Danny Brough, the Giants showed their home loss to Bradford in round five was merely just a blip to record their third straight triumph at Headingley.
Skipper Brough, who was left out of Steve McNamara's England training squad squad during the week after missing the 43-18 reverse to the Bulls through illness, scored one try himself and had a hand, or foot, in four others.
The half-back created both first-half tries with his left boot; centre Joe Wardle pounced for the first after Leeds winger Joe Vickery failed to gather the ball under pressure from Aaron Murphy, who got the second himself on 31 minutes.
Leeds pulled two points back at the end of an error-riddled first-half with a 40-metre penalty from skipper Kevin Sinfield that made it 8-2.
Yet any thoughts that the Rhinos might come out charged up after the break disappeared when a knock-on by Chris Clarkson 30 metres out from his own line, leading to a pinpoint Brough kick that gifted Murphy his second.
Leeds saw full-back Kallum Watkins knock on in the act of scoring to sum up their night before Huddersfield extended the lead on 51 minutes when Brough kicked a penalty.
Huddersfield then made the game safe with a fourth try, substitute David Faiumu picking up the ball after it had twice been hacked forward to lay on a score for full-back Scott Grix.
Brough kicked his first conversion to make it 20-2 and then supported a break from deep inside his own half by second rower Brett Ferres to get a try his personal performance deserved.
Leeds scored a consolation try through hooker Paul McShane, who dummied his way over from dummy-half, but Huddersfield had the final say when Brough came up with a jinking run to get prop Eorl Crabtree over.
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
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A late drop goal from Paul Sykes earned Wakefield a dramatic 23-23 draw with Salford at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
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