Giants coach praises winger
Spectacular try turns game around
By Hayley Paterson. Last Updated: 01/09/07 12:12pm
Jensen: Three in four
Huddersfield boss Jon Sharp hailed Aussie sensation Rod Jensen after his 90m sprint and try steered the Giants towards a 34-22 victory over Super League rivals Warrington.
With the scores locked at 12-12, new signing Jensen collected a stray Mark Gleeson pass and raced the length of the field to put the Giants in the driving seat.
And in the last four matches, the former North Queensland Cowboys ace has produced the goods scoring two more similar tries, much to the delight of boss Sharp.
"We've never had that in four years," he said.
"Rod's scored three 90m tries for us in the last four matches. He's been a super buy for us."
But the dogged Super League affair was marred by an injury to Warrington's prop forward Paul Wood who suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder and duo Adrian Morley and Paul Rauhihi were also placed on report for alleged foul tackles.
"We got what we deserved," said Wolves coach Paul Cullen.
"We scored five very good tries but our composure and discipline simply wasn't good enough.
"It all pales into insignificance when we consider the injury to Paul Wood - he has a very badly bust shoulder, it came out and we fear he may have broke it as well."
The Super League battle saw makeshift centre Ben Westwood score a hat-trick of tries and a goal for the home side, along with Henry Fa'afili and Kevin Penny touching down.
But after Wolves squandered points and possession, Giants capitalised through second-half tries from Kevin Brown and Jamaal Lolesi adding to Ryan Hudson's and Brad Drew's first-half efforts.
Captain Chris Thorman kicked seven goals from eight firing them towards a club record 25 points, leapfrogging above their opponents into fifth place.
"We're in good nick and we have been for a long time," added Sharp.
"But we've got to crank up from this performance against Wakefield next week."