Huddersfield 40-16 Celtic


Huddersfield made amends for two consecutive losses with an easy win ov the winless Celtic Crusdaders at Murrayfield.

With less than 5 minutes on the clock, Scott Moore made a break from dummy half and fed Brett Hodgson, who went over in the corner to get the Giants off the mark. Hodgson converted his own try to give his side a 6-0 lead.

The lead was doubled 8 minutes later as Huddersfield’s superior class started to show, man of the match Danny Kirmond scoring under the sticks, with Hodgson once again converting

Scott Moore turned from provider to scorer after good lead up play, the kick was missed on this occasion. Huddersfield finished the half without conceding, despite constant pressure from the Crusaders and it was Sean Lunt who added to the Giants score 2 minutes before the break.

Celtic seemed to improve after the break and kept the Giants at bay for 15 minutes, before Michael Korkidas scored his first try of the season with a powerful run through three would-be tacklers. Lunt got his second on the hour mark as Huddersfield threatened to run up a cricket score.

The Crusaders finally put points on the board to peg the Giants back, with a good passing move leading to a Chris Beasley score. Huddersfield then went over again after David Hodgson ran the length of the field before slipping a pass to namesake Brett who was tackled just a metre short, the resulting play ended with Simon Finnigan scoring the Giants 7th and final try of the game, to ensure that they would be 2nd in the table, for at least a few hours.

Celtic scored a late double, first after securing a penalty on the Huddersfield 20 metre line and switching the ball to the wing for Anthony Blackwood to score before David Tangata Toa rounded of the scoring. pushing over from short range.