Huddersfield Giants 36-12 Wakefield Wildcats

Huddersfield made it six straight wins with another comprehensive victory of local rivals Wakefield Wildcats.

After seven straight losses to start the season, Jon Sharp's men now find themselves in 5th place in Super League following a remarkable turn around in fortunes.

It took them a while to get going in this one. It took 21 minutes for the first try of the match, through Stephen Wild, although two Chris Thorman penalties had edged the Giants 4-o in front.

Thorman's kicking has become an integral part of this Giants side, with them taking many opportunities to convert two pointers. Indeed Thorman kicked six goals in this one, as well as scoring a first half try. At the break, through Wild (2) and Thorman, the Giants led 22-6 – Jamie Rooney converting Paul White's late first half try for Wakefield.

The pattern never changed in the second half – Robbie Paul marking his return from injury with a try, with two more tries from Jamaal Lolesi and Martin Aspinwall helping Huddersfield record an impressive 36-12 winning margin.

As for Wakefield, after their impressive start to the season, they seem to have gone the opposite way to the Giants, and a skirmish with relegation seems possible now – only Jamie Rooney's 80th minute try gave the travelling Wildcats faithful something to smile about.

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