Jonny Lomax grabbed a hat-trick as Saints brushed past Huddersfield on Friday night.

Ben Barba, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Ryan Morgan also added braces in a stunning 66-4 performance.

Saints were white-hot throughout as they ran in 12 tries to bounceback from Sunday’s loss at Wakefield.

The first came as a wonderful offload from Morgan Knowles set debutant Matty Costello on his way to feed Lomax for his fifth of the season.

Danny Richardson converted and then hammered another off the touchline after Barba scored a worldie.

Taking the ball from inside his own half, the full back produced a mazy slalom run to go through the middle of the Giants and outpace the cover to score in the corner.

Saints were rampant and on the half hour mark, Lomax grabbed his second following a 30 metre barnstorming run from Luke Douglas.

Moments later and another try – this time courtesy of a flat pass from Jon Wilkin.

Captain for the night, his ball split the defence and sent LMS over to the left of the posts.

If that pass was special then the one that followed next to give Barba his second was even better.

On the last, Theo Fages went to the line, fired it left to Lomax who then instinctively sent it back inside for Ben’s second.

Geometry on a rugby field…

And just before half time LMS joined Lomax and Barba on doubles as he charged on to a sweet Fages’ pass.

Saints went in 34-0 up at half time – and within seven minutes of the second, Richardson and Barba had combined to put Ryan Morgan over.

And they repeated the feat on 53 minutes to give Morgan his second.

Jordan Turner scored against his old club on the hour mark to at least give the Giants’ fans something to cheer – although it did look like he dropped it over the line – but normal service was resumed shortly afterwards as Danny Richardson sidestepped his way to the line.

Saints weren’t done either as firstly Barba slipped the defence to send Lomax in for his hat-trick, then Matty Costello found Regan Grace in acres of space for his third of the year.

The final act of a scintillating show was left to Kyle Amor.

Matty Smith darted out of dummy half and his pass, although slightly behind the prop, was hauled in and he blasted over.

It was a stadium record score for Saints – and now all eyes are on the trip to Salford next Thursday.

Match Summary:

Tries: Lomax (3), Barba (2), LMS (2), Morgan (2), Richardson, Grace, Amor
Goals: Richardson (9 from 12)

Tries: Turner
Goals: Rankin (0 from 1)

Penalties Awarded:
Saints: 6
Giants: 5

HT: 34-0
FT: 66-4

REF: Scott Mikalauskas

ATT: 10,278


23. Ben Barba; 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 30. Matty Costello, 19. Regan Grace; 1. Jonny Lomax, 18. Danny Richardson; 10. Kyle Amor, 7. Matty Smith, 16. Luke Thompson, 15. Morgan Knowles, 17. Dom Peyroux, 12. Jon Wilkin.
Subs: 6. Theo Fages, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 20. Matty Lees.

28. Jared Simpson; 23. Darnell McIntosh, 4. Jordan Turner, 5. Aaron Murphy, 33. Innes Senior; 26. Sam Wood, 15. Jordan Rankin; 25. Corlton Roche, 9. Kruise Leeming, 18. Paul Clough, 16. Oliver Roberts, 17. Ukuma Ta’ai, 19. Daniel Smith.
Subs: 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe, 20. Adam Walne, 21. Adam O’Brien, 22. Alex Mellor.

Saints Line up

23 Ben Barba
2 Tommy Makinson
Ryan Morgan
21 Matthew Costello
5 Regan Grace
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Danny Richardson
18 Kyle Amor
7 Matty Smith
10 Luke Thompson
12 Dominique Peyroux
13 Morgan Knowles
12 Jon Wilkin
7 Theo Fages
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
14 Luke Douglas
10 Matty Lees

Huddersfield Giants Line up

1Jared Simpson
2Darnell McIntosh
3Jordan Turner
4Aaron Murphy
5Innes Senior
6Sam Wood
7Jordan Rankin
8Corlton Roche
9Kruise Leeming
10Paul Clough
11Oliver Roberts
12Ukuma Ta’ai
13Daniel Smith
14Ryan Hinchcliffe
15Adam Walne
16Adam O’Brien
17Alex Mellor

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Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny for 66-4

Kyle Amor for Saints

Smith pass – little behind Amor but he grabs it and ploughs over

Amazing Grace! @plattyphoto

Danny Richardson for Saints

Richardson with his 8th of the night takes it out to 60-4

Regan Grace for Saints

Lomax sets Grace away down the left hand side, he comes back inside, steps and goes over. Class from the kid!

Danny Richardson for Saints

Richardson for 54-4

Jonny Lomax for Saints

Benny shows and goes and slots in Lomax for his hat-trick.

Danny Richardson for Saints

Richardson makes it 48-4

Danny Richardson for Saints

Lovely sidestep from Richardson sees him round the full back for 46-4


Rankin misses the conversion, Saints lead 42-4

Jordan Turner for Huddersfield Giants

Turner finishes off a nice move for the Giants – fans not happy as it looks like he dropped the ball over the line.


Couple of chances for Huddersfield but they cough the ball up twice.

Good shift from Lees in his fourth game for the club. @plattyphoto

And number 2 for Morgan! Saints lead 42-0. @plattyphoto

Ryan Morgan for Saints

And repeat! Richardson combines with Barba and Morgan is in again!

Morgan over, @plattyphoto with the pic and Saints lead 38-0

Ryan Morgan for Saints

Richardson and Barba combine to put Morgan over


Dougie rips the ball one on one and now Saints are on the Giants line.


Saints repel the danger and are now back up the other end of the field


Penalty for the Giants under the posts.

Huddersfield will get the second half underway – Saints lead 34-0

Happy Louie! @plattyphoto

Danny Richardson for Saints
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook for Saints

No one stops that! Fages pass to a rampaging LMS and it’s 32-0

Danny Richardson for Saints

Danny makes it 28-0 to Saints.

Ben Barba for Saints

Barba with his second. On the last Fages goes left to Lomax who flicks it back inside to the full back.

Danny Richardson for Saints

Richardson makes it 22-0

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook for Saints

Great ball from Wilkin splits the D in two and LMS is in

Number two for Lomax! @plattyphoto

Richardson wide with the extras – Saints lead 16-0

Jonny Lomax for Saints

Lovely move from Saints sees Lomax over for his second. Douglas setting it up with a 30m barnstormer!


Hanging kick from Richardson – Giants up to it. Remains 12-0


Costello nips down the left hand side but his pass to Grace sees the winger bundled into touch. Saints lead 12-0

@plattyphoto on hand with the snap


Saints knocking on the door again…

Danny Richardson for Saints

Off the touchline from Danny for 12-0

Ben Barba for Saints

Ben Barba with an absolute slalom run to the line from Saints’ half. Class!

Nice assist from Costello for that one! @plattyphoto

Danny Richardson for Saints

Richardson makes it 6-0

Jonny Lomax for Saints

Knowles offloads to Costello, he steps inside and feeds Lomax for Saints first

Danny Richardson with the only real chance of the opening 10 minutes here – @plattyphoto with the pic.


Penalty to Huddersfield


Richardson ducks and goes on the last but he’d held up just short.


Saints penalty – we will attack on the 40.


Easy take for Ben Barba from a high ball – he offloads to Makinson and Saints come away from their line.

Saints get this one underway…