Today’s Super League round-up

Danny Brough‘s late try saw Huddersfield keep the gap from Super League leaders Wigan at one point, after a 22-16 win away at Hull FC.

With only five minutes remaining Brough was put through by Aaron Murphy after Scott Grix‘s drop-goal attempt had been charged down and the ball had fallen kindly for the Giants.

In searing temperatures at the KC Stadium the Airlie Birds took the lead after three minutes through Chris Green, but Huddersfield hit back with scores from Joe Wardle and Ukuma Ta’ai.

Kirk Yeaman‘s try on the stroke of half-time but the game back in the balance and then in the second-half the teams traded scores again – Jermaine McGillvary for the Giants and Mark O’Meley for Hull.

With the game tied at 16-all a share of the points was looking increasingly likely, until Brough’s late moment of glory saw Huddersfield claim the win.

In the day’s other Super League action St Helens had Tommy Makinson to thank after he scored a hat-trick in his side’s 40-24 victory away at Castleford.

The Tigers were in control for most of the first-half due to tries from Richad Owen, Jordan Tansey and Weller Huaraki but Saints responded well in the second-half to turn the game around.

Jonny Lomax, Luke Thompson, Jordan Turner and Alex Walmsley joined Makinson on the score-sheet for the away side, while Gareth O’Brien managed six out of seven conversions.

Rangi Chase‘s try on 78 minutes proved nothing but consolation for Castleford, as St Helens moved up to seventh in the table.

Hull KR beat Salford in the other Super League game of the day, as Cory Paterson‘s brace of tries helped ensure a fifth successive victory for the Robins.

The visiting City Reds made a promising start to the match and at one point were leading 18-6 through tries from Wayne Godwin, Stephen Wild and Matty Ashurst.

However, the home side found their form to produce a 28-18 final scoreline. As well as Paterson, Rovers’ try-scorers were Michael Dobson, Craig Hall and Travis Burns, with Dobson managing four successful conversions.

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