Super League: Huddersfield 6-26 Warrington - Jake Mamo double helps Wire to win
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|Betfred Super League|
|Huddersfield (0) 6|
|Tries: Wardle Goals: Russell|
|Warrington (14) 26|
|Tries: Mamo 2, Cooper, King Goals: Ratchford 5|
Warrington Wolves scored two tries in each half as they proved too strong for Huddersfield.
The visitors led 14-0 at the break thanks to two Jake Mamo tries, both converted by Stefan Ratchford, who added a penalty.
Mike Cooper added a third try before Jake Wardle's try got the hosts on the scoresheet, converted by Olly Russell.
But Toby King's converted try completed the scoring as Warrington restored their 20-point advantage.
Giants won 26-20 when the sides met at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in May, but Wire's revenge bid was off and running once centre Mamo had scored his first try against the run of play, finishing off a move involving Chris Hill, Jack Hughes and Josh Thewlis.
On 28 minutes, Wire doubled their lead when Gareth Widdop broke through.
After collecting Will Pryce's grubber, he did not have the legs to make it but Mamo latched on to it to score again - a try that took him to 14 for the season in Super League, one clear of Catalans Dragons winger Tom Davies, Hull KR winger Ryan Hall and Hull winger Adam Swift.
After Ratchford kicked his first-half penalty, there was no more scoring until 12 minutes from time when Cooper latched onto Widdop's grubber kick to touch down by the posts.
Wardle then climbed highest to catch Russell's bomb for a 72nd-minute consolation try, but Wire had the final word through King.
Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson told BBC Radio Leeds:
"In the first half we started well defensively. We dominated field position but we weren't smart enough. We didn't read what they were doing defensively.
"We were probably outsmarted a bit. The two tries they scored were breakaway tries. We just weren't clinical enough with the ball in hand in the first half.
"In the second half we showed a load of spirit but lacked that cutting edge. You bring in players like Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Daryl Clark and Stefan Ratchford and you have a dangerous team."
Warrington coach Steve Price:
"Jake is a strong lad and really enjoying his football. He has been great for us all season and I feel there is still more to come. He has been one of the form centres of the competition.
"It was a good professional display. We defended well for the majority of the game and built some good pressure in the second half.
"Overall, I was happy with the performance. We had some good touches with the ball."
Huddersfield: Golding; McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Leutele, Cudjoe; Pryce, Cogger; Greenwood, Peats, Trout, Jones, McQueen, Yates.
Interchanges: Russell, Peteru, Wood, English.
Sin-Bin: McQueen (38).
Warrington: Ratchford; Thewlis, King, Mamo, Lineham; Widdop, Williams; Hill, D Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, Philbin.
Interchanges: Ashton, Davis, Mulhern, Akauola.
Referee: James Child (RFL)