Super League: Huddersfield Giants 40-0 Widnes Vikings

Jermaine McGillvary
Jermaine McGillvary has scored 15 tries in 18 games for Huddersfield this season
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Huddersfield (24) 40
Tries: Wakeman, McGillvary 2, Hinchcliffe, O'Brien, McIntosh, Ta'ai Goals: Ridyard 6
Widnes (0) 0

Huddersfield Giants improved their chances of a top-eight finish in Super League as they eased to victory over struggling Widnes Vikings.

Giants led 18-0 after 16 minutes with tries from Shannon Wakeman, Jermaine McGillvary and Ryan Hinchcliffe.

Adam O'Brien and Darnell McIntosh crossed either side of half-time to extend the lead to 30 points.

McGillvary and Ukuma Ta'ai went over late on as the hosts moved four points clear of ninth-placed Catalans.

While England winger McGillvary was in dominant form, the Giants were just as impressive as a defensive unit, as they held an opponent without points for the first time since April 2016.

Widnes have now ended a game scoreless two times this season, having lost 34-0 at home to leaders Castleford in March.

The Vikings were already out of contention for a place in the top eight ahead of the Super 8s split, as they remain in 11th place with two games to play.

Huddersfield Giants: Rankin; McGillvary, Cudjoe, Gaskell, McIntosh; Brough, Ridayrd; Rapira, Leeming, Wakeman, Roberts, Ta'ai, Hinchcliffe.

Replacements: Clough, Dickinson, Mellor, O'Brien.

Widnes Vikings: Thompson; Ince, Bridge, Runciman, Marsh; Mellor, Heremaia; Dudson, White, Buchanan, Whitley, Houston, Cahill.

Replacements: Burke, Manuakafoa, Johnstone, Walker.

Referee: Tom Grant

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