Saints end regular season at home with 100% record

Saints ensured we ended the home regular Super League season unbeaten for the first time since 2002 after an impressive 48-6 win over the Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

It took the Saints just two minutes to take the lead as Alex Walmsley’s strong run towards the sticks resulted in an offload to his prop partner, Luke Thompson, who scored underneath the sticks to get us off to the perfect start. Lachlan Coote converted the try to give us an early 6-0 lead.

Mark Percival was taken off for a concussion test after a 4th minute head clash with Jermaine McGillvary and didn’t return.

We doubled our lead in the 15th minute, James Roby finding Theo Fages and he found his half-back partner Jonny Lomax who put Dom Peyroux through a gap. Coote added the extras for 12-0.

Off the back of a Coote 40/20, we added our third try of the game, just after the halfway point of the first half. From under the sticks we went left, Roby finding Coote, he found Fages, who then threw a cut-out pass to Regan Grace, who scored in the left corner. Coote converting the try from the left touchline for 18-0.

It took until the 36th minute for the next try. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook offloaded well under pressure, finding Morgan Knowles, he then dummied a pass to Lomax and raced almost half the length of the pitch to score. Coote converting for 24-0. That is how it was at half-time.

Giants responded in the third minute of the second half, Michael Lawrence powering over from close range. Oliver Russell converted the try to make it 24-6.

Kyle Amor added his name to the try-scoring list for Saints, going over from close range after an offload from LMS five minutes before the hour mark.

We then added our sixth try in the 63rd minute, Theo Fages finding Thompson on a strong line, and he powered over from close range to further increase our lead. Coote maintained his 100% record with the boot for the night, to make it 36-6.

It was try number seven in the 69th minute, James Roby threw the ball out from dummy half left towards Theo Fages, he dropped the ball but Jonny Lomax picked the ball up to run through a static Giants defence and score. Coote once again adding the extras for 42-6.

We weren’t finished there, adding try number eight three minutes from time. Fages picking the ball up after a Giants knock-on, he then passed wide for Kevin Naiqama who sprinted 40 metres before being pulled back. He flung the ball on his inside to Tommy Makinson and he did the rest! Coote once again adding the extras two to maintain his 100% conversion record on a night when the Saints ended the regular season at the Totally Wicked Stadium, undefeated.

Match Summary

Saints Team: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Luke Thompson, James Roby, Alex Walmsley, Dominique Peyroux, Zeb Taia, Morgan Knowles Subs – Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Jack Ashworth, James Bentley

Tries – Luke Thompson (2), Dominique Peyroux, Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson.

Goals – Lachlan Coote (8 from 8)

Giants Team: Darnell McIntosh, Louis Senior, Jake Wardle, Alex Mellor, Jermaine McGillvary, Oliver Russell, Tom Holmes, Suaia Matagi, Adam O’Brien, Paul Clough, Sam Hewitt, Ukuma Ta’ai, Michael Lawrence Subs – Kruise Leeming, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Jon Luke Kirby, Oliver Wilson.

Tries – Michael Lawrence.

Goals – Oliver Russell (1 from 1)

HT – 24-0

FT – 48-6

Attendance – 9560

Huddersfield Giants Line up

1Darnell McIntosh
2Jermaine McGillvary
3Alex Mellor
4Jake Wardle
5Louis Senior
6Oliver Russell
7Tom Holmes
8Paul Clough
9Adam O'Brien
10Suaia Matagi
11Ukuma Ta'ai
12Sam Hewitt
13Michael Lawrence
14Kruise Leeming
15Sebastine Ikahihifo
16Jon Luke Kirby
17Oliver Wilson

Last updated 12 Oct 19 19:51:29

FT: 🔴⚪ Saints 48-6 Giants 🐮🔔

Second half tries from Thompson, his second of the night, Amor, Lomax and Makinson means it’s all smiles here at the Totally Wicked Stadium as the Saints impress!

78'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooote makes it eight from eight!

🔴⚪ Saints 48-6 Giants 🐮🔔

77'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Tommy Mak wraps it up!! A brilliant break from Fages sees the little Frenchman feed Naiqama who races for the line and offloads the ball over the head of two Giants’ to Tommy to score!

🔴⚪ Saints 46-6 Giants 🐮🔔

71'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooote again keeps up his 100% kicking record this evening with the extras.

🔴⚪ Saints 42-6 Giants 🐮🔔

70'
Try
Jonny Lomax for Saints

But the Giants fans are quickly silenced as Lomax gets in on the act. He picks up Fages’ fumble to score and bring the 40 points up for Saints!

🔴⚪ Saints 40-6 Giants 🐮🔔

69'

The Giants fans have found their voice to our right as they have heard the news from across the pennines as Hull KR now lead against London Broncos as the relegation battle take another twist

🔴⚪ Saints 36-6 Giants 🐮🔔

65'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooooote converts his sixth kick from six.

🔴⚪ Saints 36-6 Giants 🐮🔔

63'
Try
Luke Thompson for Saints

But Thommo isn’t to be denied this time as from the next play Fages’ finds the powerful prop and he barges his way over three Giants’ to score his second of the night!

🔴⚪ Saints 34-6 Giants 🐮🔔

62'

Thompson, who has been the best player on the pitch tonight, again powers his way forward, but slips at the vital moment. Roby’s grubber is fumbled by McIntosh and Saints will come again.

🔴⚪ Saints 30-6 Giants 🐮🔔

60'

This time it’s the Giants’ turn to power their way through, but Jon Luke Kirby is brilliantly tackled by Cooooote who denied a certain try!

🔴⚪ Saints 30-6 Giants 🐮🔔

58'

Like Thompson in the first half LMS powers his way through four or five Giants before weaving his way to the try line only to be held up! What an effort!

🔴⚪ Saints 30-6 Giants 🐮🔔

56'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote with the extras and the 30 points is up for the Saints!

🔴⚪ Saints 30-6 Giants 🐮🔔

54'
Try
Kyle Amor for Saints

Off the bench and scoring our fifth try of the night is Kyle Amor who latches onto another LMS offload to power his way over to the left of the sticks! Well in, Marra!

🔴⚪ Saints 28-6 Giants 🐮🔔

50'

A couple of knock ons from the Saints in Giants’ territory let the visitors off the hook.

🔴⚪ Saints 24-6 Giants 🐮🔔

44'
Goal
Oliver Russell for Huddersfield Giants

Russell kicks the extras.

🔴⚪ Saints 24-6 Giants 🐮🔔

43'
Try
Michael Lawrence for Huddersfield Giants

The Giants come out of the traps flying and Michael Lawrence powers his way over to give the visitors a lifeline.

🔴⚪ Saints 24-4 Giants 🐮🔔

41'

We are back off in the second half here at the Totally Wicked Stadium. More of the same please, Saints!

Jack Ashworth is on for Knowles at the break.

🔴⚪ Saints 24-0 Giants 🐮🔔

HT: 🔴⚪ Saints 24-0 Giants 🐮🔔

It’s an impressive first half from the Saints as tries from Thompson, Peyroux, Grace and Knowles, with all four scores converted by Coooote, send us in at the break well in control!

38'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooooooote does the rest to extend our lead to 24.

🔴⚪ Saints 24-0 Giants 🐮🔔

37'
Try
Morgan Knowles for Saints

We are in again moments before the break! LMS offloads back on the inside to Knowles who dummies and goes himself to race away score under the sticks!

🔴⚪ Saints 22-0 Giants 🐮🔔

32'

Thommo is at it again as he POWERS through five Giants’ and sprints for the line only for a covering defender to knock the ball out of the big man’s hand. What a try that would have been!

🔴⚪ Saints 18-0 Giants 🐮🔔

24'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooote kicks the touchline conversion attempt…This is impressive from Justin Holbrook’s men!

🔴⚪ Saints 18-0 Giants 🐮🔔

23'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

We said earlier that our halves were impressing and they sure did there as quick hands from Roby and Coote results in Fages’ cut out pass finding Grace who scores easily in the corner!

🔴⚪ Saints 16-0 Giants 🐮🔔

22'

Big Al is off as LMS comes on in his place as Coooooooote kicks a 40/20! Come on boys!

🔴⚪ Saints 12-0 Giants 🐮🔔

21'

The Giants have a chance to score, but Adam O’Brian knocks on with the try line begging!

🔴⚪ Saints 12-0 Giants 🐮🔔

18'

The Saints come again, but Fages knocks on when playing the ball and the Giants survive before they then win a penalty and will kick for touch.

🔴⚪ Saints 12-0 Giants 🐮🔔

17'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooooooote adds the extras! Percival unfortunately won’t be returning to the field after his head assessment.

🔴⚪ Saints 12-0 Giants 🐮🔔

16'
Try
Dominique Peyroux for Saints

And with that set Roby passes to Fages who passes to Lomax before our stand off feeds Dom Peyroux back on the inside and he powers his way over to the right of the sticks!

🔴⚪ Saints 10-0 Giants 🐮🔔

14'

The ball is swung to the right, but the Giants come away with it only for Coote to force Louis Senior in touch and Saints have a set in the Giants half here!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Giants 🐮🔔

13'

The Saints are looking lively in attack with some nice combinations between Roby, Fages, Lomax and Coote early on, but we only lead by that one try as both sides exchange sets.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Giants 🐮🔔

8'

The Giants open up the space on this right wing, but Darnell McIntosh’s pass flies over McGillvary’s head and into touch.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Giants 🐮🔔

6'

Tom Holmes’ high bomb is fumbled by Regan Grace and the Giants have the scrum in the Saints 10. Time to defend, boys!

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Giants 🐮🔔

5'

We have a break in play here as Percival is down after a head clash with Jermaine McGillvary. He’s sitting up, but looks a bit groggy and ends up making way for James Bentley.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Giants 🐮🔔

3'
Goal
Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooooote, back in the team converts the extras from in front of the sticks.

🔴⚪ Saints 6-0 Giants 🐮🔔

2'
Try
Luke Thompson for Saints

What a start!!! We threaten through Mark Percival before we get a repeat set on the Giants line. A powerful burst from Alex Walmsley sees the big man feed Luke Thompson who scores easily!

🔴⚪ Saints 4-0 Giants 🐮🔔

We are off and underway here in the final regular season fixture at the Totally Wicked Stadium. COYS!

🔴⚪ Saints 0-0 Giants 🐮🔔