Super League: Hull KR beat high-flying Huddersfield Giants
Last Updated: 07/06/13 10:32pm
Hull KR produced a magnificent comeback to shock Huddersfield Giants, coming from 22-10 down before the break to sink their second-placed opponents and move up to seventh in the Super League.
In the previous meeting between the sides 80 points were scored as Huddersfield won at home 50-30 - and Friday's match at New Craven Park started in the same fashion with seven tries before the turnaround.
A Giants error and back-to-back penalties allowed the home side to get an early score with a swift passing move giving Travis Burns the chance to slice through.
Michael Dobson converted, and three minutes later it was 10-0 with a sublime one-handed offload in the tackle by 20-year-old centre Liam Salter supplying the try for Alex Brown.
Huddersfield remained calm and they hit back in style with four tries in 11 minutes midway through the first half to lead 22-10.
First it was Luke Robinson who supplied Leroy Cudjoe's try with a neat short pass. Then, after a Mickey Paea knock-on from a vicious hit from Ukuma Ta'ai, the Giants scored through Joe Wardle after Aaron Murphy cleverly flicked back Danny Brough's high kick.
The visitors took the lead when Robinson broke from deep in his own half before the supporting Shaun Lunt collected his pass and ran in for his 13th try of the season.
Then Cudjoe grabbed his second try when he intercepted Dobson's pass to race 90 metres for an electrifying score.
A penalty allowed Rovers to turn the tide and Graeme Horne crashed over after a short pass from Burns, Dobson converting to reduce the deficit to six points at the break.
Rovers started the second half the stronger and in a six-minute spell halfway through the second period they amassed 18 points to lead 34-22.
First, Burns grabbed his second try as he barged over from close range and Dobson's conversion levelled the game.
Then Burns' spectacular run and excellent grubber kick to the corner allowed Brown to pounce to give the hosts a six-point advantage with a converted try.
That was extended further when Dobson put Con Mika over from close range to give the home side a 12-point lead.
The Giants threatened to hit back but Ta'ai overhit his kick after breaking. With six minutes to go Murphy crossed from an inch perfect kick by Brough, and the stand-off converted from the sideline to close the gap to six.
But an error by Robinson gave Hull KR position and Dobson sealed it with a drop-goal.
First Utility Super League
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants38 - 14Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings46 - 16Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield Wildcats22 - 40Wigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC4 - 24Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos10 - 29Warrington Wolves
St Helens34 - 16Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans Dragons32 - 24Hull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan WarriorsvsHull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red DevilsvsHuddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
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