Jermaine McGillvary wrote himself into Super League history as his two tries last week against Hull Kingston Rovers saw him break into the competition’s record books.
McGillvary’s two tries last Wednesday helped Huddersfield Giants to a 32-22 victory, the third in a row under interim coach Luke Robinson.
“The main thing was getting another win. That’s three in a row now and it boosts confidence,” said McGillvary after the game.
The Giants winger is now the ninth-highest try scorer in Super League history after his double put him on 169 tries.
His double, which helped secure the Giants a third straight victory, moved him above David Hodgson and Rob Burrow into ninth place.
He could yet climb further up the charts before the end of the season. Luke Dorn is in eighth position and just one try ahead of the England winger on 170, while Leon Pryce currently occupies seventh place on 173 tries.
“I’ve another three years at Huddersfield so hopefully I’ll be even higher by the end of my career,” he added.
Josh Charnley is the next on the list boasting 183 scores. The leader is Danny McGuire, who scored 247 tries and is 48 ahead of joint second placed Keith Senior and Paul Wellens.
“I know I won’t get near Danny’s record and I don’t even know about Keith and Paul, but we’ll see what happens,” added McGillvary.
Meanwhile, the Giants are yet to make a decision on their next coaching appointment, with Robinson clearly throwing down the gauntlet to the club with his three recent victories at the helm.
But numerous applications have been received from elsewhere, with a number of high-profile domestic candidates stepping forward.
Progress is expected in the coming weeks.
Super League’s top ten tryscorers
1 Danny McGuire 247
2 Keith Senior 199
3 Paul Wellens 199
4 Ryan Hall 196
5 Ryan Atkins 186
6 Josh Charnley 183
7 Leon Pryce 173
8 Luke Dorn 170
9 Jermaine McGillvary 169
10 = Rob Burrow 168
David Hodgson 168
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