Wakefield Wildcats 0 Huddersfield 52: Giants romp to victory

RUTHLESS Huddersfield Giants embarrassed awful Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on their home turf for the second year running on Saturday night with a 52-0 romp.

Having thrashed Wakefield 54-6 at Belle Vue last May, they ran in ten tries with a clinical destruction of their woeful West Yorkshire derby rivals.

The victory sees Huddersfield - who have kept two clean sheets int heir last three games - shoot up from eighth to third in Engage Super League.

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Courtesy of some quality football, the Giants raced into an 18-0 lead inside just the opening 13 minutes with tries from David Fa'alago, Paul Whatuira and Martin Aspinwall, Leroy Cudjoe converting every time.

Cudjoe added another before Scott Grix then came off the Huddersfield bench to score with his first touch on his first return to his former club handing them a 26-0 interval lead.

Lee Gilmour scored his first Giants try since joining from St Helens in the 44th minute, David Hodgson claiming another after more slick passing, leaving the battered hosts thankful Cudjoe missed the conversion for the fourth successive attempt.

Wakefield's defence became laughable at times. Grix benefitted again after more impressive work from Kevin Brown - who shone at stand-off - and this time Cudjoe improved from in front, doing the same when Larne Patrick scrambled over for a ninth and when Shaun Lunt made it double figures in the final seconds.

Wakefield - who had won their opening three games before losing at St Helens last week - did see Damien Blanch return for his first Super League appearance in nearly a year following a knee reconstruction and wrist injury.

But his appearance was the only real positive for John Kear's mistake-ridden side who also saw Ben Jeffries limp off in the first half.