Match report: Huddersfield Giants 24-24 Hull KR

In a nutshell

Hull KR scored 18 unanswered points in the second half to salvage a point away at Huddersfield.

The story of the game

First half
Danny Brough scores the first try of the afternoon after supporting a Jermaine McGillvary break and selling a dummy; Robinson adds another four-pointer three minutes later, a Brough conversion making the score 10-0; tensions boil over and a 13-on-13 brawl erupts; Chan and Poore head for the sin bin; two minutes later, Kris Welham is held down after intercepting a pass and Wardle goes off too, Giants down to 11 men; Robins fail to make numerical advantage count and concede again (Wood); Jamie Langley goes off on a stretcher but is seen walking on sideline; Rovers score when Wardle returns from bin through Caro; Burns goal makes it 16-6, but Robinson grabs second moments before whistle to make it 24-6 at the break.

Second half
Robins start brighter and score within four minutes, Cox crossing next to the posts with Burns adding the two; Giants pile on the pressure, force GLDO and fluff a chance before Ferres has a score ruled out for offside; Giants withstand several consecutive sets and eventually crumble, Eden’s bomb is spilled by Grix and Hodgson goes over; Burns converts and it’s 24-18 with 90 seconds to go; Caro crashes over again in the dying seconds thanks to an Eden break down the right, Burns’ kick to draw from the touchline is successful and we have a draw.

The teams

Scott Grix, Jermaine McGillvary, Leroy Cudjoe, Joe Wardle, Aaron Murphy, Danny Brough, Luke Robinson, Eorl Crabtree, Kyle Wood, Antonio Kaufusi, Brett Ferres, Jason Chan, Chris Bailey. Subs: Craig Kopczak, Michael Lawrence, Ukuma Ta’ai, Kruise Leeming.

Jamie Langley, Justin Poore, Josh Hodgson, Kevin Larroyer, Omari Caro, Kris Keating, Liam Salter, Greg Eden, Jonny Walker, Kris Welham, Neville Costigan, Travis Burns, Ben Cockayne. Subs: James Green, Jordan Cox, Andy Walker, Rhys Lovegrove.

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