Giants into top eight as Woolford witnesses Salford win

Huddersfield Giants picked up a fourth straight win as they moved into the top eight with a 24-16 win over Salford.

Simon Woolford watched on for the first time as second-half tries through Daniel Smith, Jordan Turner and Kruise Leeming condemned Salford to a fourth straight defeat.

The Red Devils were 12-4 up at the break following tries through Junior Sa’u and Niall Evalds, with Darnell McIntosh responding for the Giants.

But the second-half belonged to the visitors, with three straight tries giving them a commanding lead before Sa’u earned a consolation late on.

Salford: Evalds, Johnson, Sa’u, Bibby, Olpherts, Lui, Shorrocks, Mossop, Tomkins, Murray, Griffin, Lannon, Flanagan. Subs: Kopczak, Hauraki, Nakubuwai, Wood.

Huddersfield: Rankin, McGillvary, Gaskell, Mamo, McIntosh, Turner, Brough, Ta’ai, O’Brien, Clough, Mellor, Roberts, Hinchcliffe. Subs: Ikahihifo, Leeming, Smith, English.