Super League  Monday 1st April 2013  The John Smiths Stadium  Att: 4,270

Squad

Grix, George, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta'ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Dawson.

Squad

Allen, Briscoe, Cahill, Davies, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Gilmore, Gore, Hock, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Mellor, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein, Lawton.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Shaun Lunt

Aaron Murphy

Scott Grix

Jermaine McGillvary

Jamie Cording

Luke George

Aaron Murphy

Michael Lawrence

Danny Brough

Scott Grix

Aaron Murphy

GOAL SCORERS:

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Danny Brough

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joe Mellor

GOAL SCORERS:

Tom Gilmore

Full Report

Match Official: T Alibert

Huddersfield Giants roared back to winning ways with an 11-try rout as Widnes Vikings paid a heavy price for fielding an under-strength team.

Vikings coach Denis Betts made six changes to the side that beat Warrington Wolves 38-22 on Good Friday and saw his inexperienced line-up cut to pieces by the ruthless Giants.

Inevitably, skipper Danny Brough was at the heart of Huddersfield's impressive display, creating a hat-trick of tries for left winger Aaron Murphy and contributing 22 points on his own with a try and nine goals.

The one-time leaders, who won 66-6 in this fixture in 2012, were determined to bounce after experiencing back-to-back away defeats but were given a helping hand by some soft defence.

The Vikings, who gave a full debut to 19-year-old scrum-half Tom Gilmore and a second appearance to 22-year-old hooker Grant Gore, trailed 50-0 before opening their account through Joe Mellor, but there was little else for the visitors to cheer.

It was one-way traffic from the moment Huddersfield prop Larne Patrick marked his first start of the season with a clean bust after less than two minutes to set up the position for Brough to get Murphy over for his first try.

Widnes briefly tested the Huddersfield defence before they were hit by two tries in a three-minute spell.

Full-back Scott Grix finished off a break by right winger Jermaine McGillvary before centre Joe Wardle sent Brough over after the visitors were undone by a delightful one-handed offload by second rower Brett Ferres.

Second rower Michael Lawrence then marked his first appearance of the season with a try, crashing over from Shaun Lunt's short pass, and Brough raced clear on 28 minutes to get Murphy over for his second.

Trailing 26-0 at the break, it got worse for Widnes when England centre Leroy Cudjoe seized on a dropped pass by Gareth Hock and sent Luke George haring 80 metres for a sixth try within two minutes of the restart.

It was all too easy as the clever Brough carved out further tries for second rower Jamie Cording and Grix either side of McGillvary crossing to bring up the half-century of points.

There was some brief respite for the Vikings when second rower Dave Allen broke clear to get Mellor over for a consolation try on 64 minutes and Gilmore added the conversion.

But Huddersfield rammed home their superiority with two further tries in the last 12 minutes.

Another pinpoint kick from Brough enabled Murphy to complete his first treble for the club before Lunt burrowed his way over from dummy half to complete the demolition job.

Match Action

  • 74m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 74m
    try

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 70m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 69m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 65m
    try

    Joe Mellor

    Widnes

  • 65m
    goal

    Tom Gilmore

    Widnes

  • 55m
    try

    Scott Grix

    Huddersfield

  • 55m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 52m
    try

    Jermaine McGillvary

    Huddersfield

  • 52m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 49m
    try

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 49m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 42m
    try

    Luke George

    Huddersfield

  • 42m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 30m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Grant Gore

    Widnes

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Hep Cahill

    Widnes

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Luke George

    Huddersfield

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Shaun Lunt

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Brett Ferres

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Cording

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Eorl Crabtree

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    try

    Michael Lawrence

    Huddersfield

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    David Faiumu

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Craig Kopczak

    Huddersfield

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Larne Patrick

    Huddersfield

  • 18m
    try

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 16m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 16m
    try

    Scott Grix

    Huddersfield

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Alex Gerrard

    Widnes

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    Steve Pickersgill

    Widnes

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Dave Allen

    Widnes

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Ben Kavanagh

    Widnes

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 3m
    goal

    Danny Brough

    Huddersfield

  • 2m
    try

    Aaron Murphy

    Huddersfield