5 Apr 2019

Brough haunts Huddersfield

Veteran half-back Danny Brough came back to haunt former club Huddersfield as his late drop goal gave Wakefield a hard-earned 17-16 victory.

The ex-Giants captain made the surprise switch to Belle Vue in the off-season and his former employers must have been left rueing their decision to release him at the end of a tough battle.

Brough may have delivered the knockout blow but Wakefield’s true hero was David Fifita whose two late tries dragged the hosts back from the brink of defeat.

Trinity had taken an early lead through Reece Lyne but tries from Jermaine McGillvary – the 200th of his career and 150th in Super League – and Darnell McIntosh gave the Giants a deserved 10-4 half-time advantage.

McIntosh thought he had given Huddersfield a third straight win with 10 minutes to go only for Fifita and Brough to consolidate Trinity’s position in the top five.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester: "He’s (Fifita) going to cost us a few more quid after tonight,” joked Chester.

“He’s already talking about it in the dressing room. He was excellent. I thought his second stint was unbelievable, to score those tries that he did.

"He was great for us tonight. He was the best player on the pitch.”

Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford: "We put a lot of effort into that first half and if we were a little bit better we could have gone into half-time further in front.

“We did a good job on Fifita for the majority of the game but the more ball and field position they had in the second half he came into the game and hurt us. It’s disappointing.”

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