Super League: Huddersfield Giants crush Bradford Bulls
Last Updated: 26/05/13 8:09pm
Larne Patrick celebrates his try for Huddersfield
Huddersfield kept up the pressure on Super League leaders Wigan with a comprehensive 42-6 victory over Bradford at the Etihad Stadium.
Dale Ferguson scored two of the Giants' seven tries, while Danny Brough was perfect from the kicking tee with seven conversions.
Ferguson had his first try after just seven minutes as he took advantage of some sloppy Bulls defence to burst through the line and score.
Jarrod Sammut knocked on under pressure close to the Huddersfield line in a rare moment of Bradford pressure, but moments later Luke Robinson chipped over the top, Leroy Cudjoe batted the ball down and Scott Grix was on hand to touch down.
The Bulls thought they had a similar score when Danny Addy put in a similar kick and Elliot Kear took the catch and touched-down, but Jamie Langley was ruled offside by the video referee.
Huddersfield responded to that scare with a third try, Shaun Lunt almost making it to the line before Brough's short pass put prop Larne Patrick over beneath the posts.
Kear was denied in the corner by Aaron Murphy's force-out and Bradford became the first team of the Magic Weekend to be nilled in the first half.
Worse was to follow as Ferguson went straight through the middle to grab his second try, but the Bulls did get on the board when Kear caught Addy's kick and flicked it back to Jamie Foster to score, who then converted.
Shaun Lunt's try from Patrick's pass quickly ended any hopes of a Bradford comeback and Huddersfield ran in two more late tries through a tiring defence, Brett Ferres getting over in the corner before Anthony Mullally scored under the posts from Brough's short pass.
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
Magic Weekend 2013
The best of Sunday's action from Super League's Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
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- Magic musings
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- Hull hit back to stun Rovers
- Powell hopeful following win
- Tigers annihilate Wildcats
- Dureau thrilled with comeback
- Dragons too hot for Broncos
- Wane wants revenge on Leeds
- McDermott: No Leeds crisis
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- Rhinos v Warriors: Teams
- Bulls v Giants: Teams
- Powell ready for crucial test
- Wellens: Saints need to build
- Gentle aiming to end hoodoo
- Dragons v Broncos: Teams
- Hull FC v Hull KR: Teams
- Saints v Wolves: Teams
- Tigers v Wildcats: Teams
- Fiddes' Cent