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Huddersfield celebrate Leeds triumph

By Sacha Clayton 15/03/2010 06:33:11 AM Comments (0)

Nathan Brown's Huddersfield beat Leeds for only the second time in 24 Super League attempts on Sunday after Rhinos replacement Ali Lauittiiti was needlessly dismissed in a 26-20 win.

The Giants had led 12-0 with two tries in three minutes through Shaun Lunt and Lee Gilmour, but the Rhinos roared back to lead 18-12 at the break.

Tries from Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire and Ryan Hall turned the game around as Leeds looked certain to earn a much-needed Super League win.

However, late tries from Larne Patrick and Martin Aspinwall, plus a last-gasp Leroy Cudjoe penalty saw the Giants move to within touching distance of leaders Wigan.

In Sunday's other fixture, Steven Tyrer bagged a hat-trick as Salford moved off the foot of Super League with a 26-22 comeback win at struggling Harlequins.

Meanwhile on Saturday, former Melbourne star Matt King continued his stunning form in Warrington's impressive 33-8 win over Bradford.

The Wolves winger bagged two tries, his third double on the trot, and laid on two more for centre partner Ryan Atkins.

Bradford had led 8-6 at the break but were put to the sword by King and Atkins with former Manly halfback Michael Monaghan also crossing.

Rangi Chase scored one of Castleford's three second-half tries as the Tigers came back from 10-0 down to beat Catalans Dragons 20-16.

Ex-Gold Coast winger Chris Walker had got the French side off to a great start with the opening try of the match with Jamal Fakir also crossing.

But Mitchell Sargent, Chase, Stuart Jones and Michael Wainwright turned the game on its head to send Kevin Walters' side crashing to their fifth defeat in six.

On Friday, former Wests utility back Pat Richards helped himself to another 20-point haul as Wigan hammered Hull 48-24.

Richards got the ball rolling with the first try of the match and then went onto land eight goals as Michael Maguire's men banished the memories of their first defeat of the season to Bradford.

Former St George Illawarra, Penrith and Sydney winger Amos Roberts got in on the act with his fifth try of the season and fit-again Cameron Phelps also marked his return from an ankle problem with Wigan's eighth try.

Ex-New Zealand Warriors winger Francis Meli grabbed one of St Helens' six tries in their nervy 37-30 win over Crusaders.

Meli scored Saints' third try as they romped to a 36-12 win before Crusaders hit back with three late tries to close the gap to 36-30.

But England halfback Kyle Eastmond, who had earlier scored a try and six goals, calmed their nerves with a late drop goal.

Former North Queensland prop Shane Tronc scored two tries as Wakefield came back from 18-6 down at the break to beat Hull KR 31-18.

The 28-year-old only scored 10 tries in 125 matches for the Cowboys but was in fine form as the Wildcats bounced back from their 52-0 trouncing by Huddersfield.

Ex-Melbourne and Gold Coast centre Jake Webster had scored one of the Robins' three first-half tries before Wakefield came roaring back with four second-half scores as one-time Canterbury back Daryl Millard sealed the win.

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