2008 Huddersfield Giants season

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The 2008 Huddersfield Giants season saw the club compete in Super League XIII as well as the 2008 Challenge Cup tournament.

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 27 21 1 5 940 457 +483 43
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 21 0 6 863 413 +450 42
3 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 16 2 9 694 625 +69 34
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 13 3 11 648 698 −50 29
5 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 14 0 13 705 625 +80 28
6 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 14 0 13 690 713 −23 28
7 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 11 1 15 564 713 −149 23
8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 11 0 16 574 760 −186 22
9 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 11 0 16 569 763 −194 22
10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 10 1 16 638 681 −43 21
11 Hullcolours.svg Hull 27 8 1 18 538 699 −157 17
12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 7 1 19 593 869 −276 15
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs

Source: superleague.co.uk.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

2008 Squad[edit]

Nat Squad
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Player Apps Tries Goals Drop
Goals
Pts
England 1 Chris Thorman 7 2 23 0 50
England 2 Martin Aspinwall 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 3 Shane Elford 7 2 0 0 8
New Zealand 4 Paul Whatuira 9 5 0 0 20
England 5 David Hodgson 0 0 0 0 0
England 6 Kevin Brown 9 3 0 1 10
England 7 Luke Robinson 9 6 0 0 24
England 8 Eorl Crabtree 9 2 0 0 8
Greece 9 George Gatis 8 1 0 0 4
Greece 10 John Skandalis 9 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 11 Jamahl Lolesi 9 4 0 0 16
England 12 Andy Raleigh 9 1 0 0 4
England 13 Stephen Wild 7 0 0 0 0
England 14 Stuart Jones 5 0 0 0 0
Scotland 15 Paul Jackson 8 0 0 0 0
Wales 16 Keith Mason 8 1 0 0 4
England 17 Steve Snitch 8 1 0 0 4
England 18 Darrell Griffin 8 2 0 0 8
England 19 Ryan Hudson 9 0 0 0 0
England 20 Tom Hemingway 1 0 1 0 2
England 21 Leroy Cudjoe 3 0 7 0 14
England 22 Michael Lawrence 2 0 0 0 0
Australia 24 Rod Jensen 9 4 0 0 16

2008 Signings[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Player Previous Club
Luke Robinson Salford City Reds
David Hodgson Salford City Reds
Paul Whatuira Wests Tigers
George Gatis New Zealand Warriors
Danny Kirmond Featherstone Rovers
Nathan Brown St George Illawarra

Transfers out[edit]

Player To
Brad Drew Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Paul Reilly Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Chris Nero Bradford Bulls
Robbie Paul Salford City Reds
Mat Gardner Salford City Reds

Fixtures/Results[edit]

Engage Super League XIII Huddersfield Giants

Round 1.

February 10, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 10 - 30 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Try: Jensen
Robinson
Goal: Thorman
(Report) Try: Webb (2)
Hall (2)
Jones-Buchanan
Goal: Burrow
Sinfield (4)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 15,629
Referee/s: I Smith

Round 2.

February 16, 2008
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 38 - 12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Evans
Sykes
Newton
Morrison
Finnigan (2)
Goal: Deacon (7)
(Report) Try: Whatuira
Robinson
Goal: Thorman (2)
Grattan Stadium, Bradford
Attendance: 10,124
Referee/s: B Thaler

Round 3.

February 24, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 64 - 12 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers
Try: Thorman
Elford
Whatuira
Lolesi (2)
Jensen
Brown
Robinson (2)
Mason
Snitch
Raleigh
Goal: Thorman (8)
(Report) Try: Wainwright
Lupton
Goal:Westerman (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,184
Referee/s: R Silverwood

Round 4.

March 2, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28 - 8 Hullcolours.svg Hull
Try: Elford
Lolesi
Brown
Robinson
Crabtree
Goal: Thorman (4)
(Report) Try: Hall
Goal:Tickle (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 8,012
Referee/s: S Ganson

Round 5.

March 8, 2008
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 24 - 0 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Howell
Sheriffe
Randall
McCarthy-Scarsbrook
Goal: Paul (2)
Purdham (2)
(Report)
The Stoop, London
Attendance: 3,284
Referee/s: I Smith

Round 6.

March 16, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 19 - 20 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
Try: Brown
Robinson
Goal: Cudjoe (5)
Drop: Brown
(Report) Try: Goulding
Carmont
Coley
Goal:Richards (4)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 8,417
Referee/s: P Bentham

Round 7.

March 21, 2008
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 30 - 14 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Briers
Hicks (2)
Gleeson
Bracek
Goal: Briers (5)
(Report) Try: Lolesi
Crabtree
Goal: Cudjoe (2)
Hemingway
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Attendance: 9,320
Referee/s: B Thaler

Round 8.

March 24, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28 - 26 Saintscolours.svg St Helens RLFC
Try: Griffin (2)
Lolesi
Whatuira
Jensen
Goal: Thorman (4)
(Report) Try: Wellens
Flannery
Pryce
Roby
Goal: Long (5)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,131
Referee/s: I Smith

Carnegie Challenge Cup

April 20, 2008
Halifax RLFC 24 - 42 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Watene
Govin
Wrench
Gibson
Goal: Holroyd (4)
(Report) Try: Hudson
Robinson (2)
Jensen
Hemingway
Lolesi
Brown
Raleigh
Goal: Thorman (5)
Shay Stadium, Halifax
Attendance: 3,794

Round 9.

March 30, 2008
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 24 - 24 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Walker
Webster
Fitzhenry (2)
Goal: Cooke (4)
(Report) Try: Thorman
Whatuira
Jensen
Gatis
Goal: Thorman (4)
New Craven Park, Kingston upon Hull
Attendance: 7,101
Referee/s: P Bentham

Round 10.

April 4, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 16 - 20 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
Try: Lolesi
Hudson
Griffin
Goal: Thorman (2)
(Report) Try: David Ferriol
Bosc
Fakir
Goal:Bosc (4)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 4,071
Referee/s: R Silverwood

Round 11.

April 12, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 16 - 18 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Try: Jensen
Robinson
Goal: Thorman (4)
(Report) Try: Murphy
Martin
Wilkes
Goal: Martin (2)
Brough
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 5,693
Referee/s: P Bentham

Round 12.

April 27, 2008
Hullcolours.svg Hull 28 - 20 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Byrne (2)
Hall
Washbrook
Tickle
Goal: Tickle (4)
(Report) Try: Whatuira
Robinson
Snitch
Goal: Cudjoe
Hemingway
KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull
Attendance: 12,420
Referee/s: R Laughton

Round 13.

April 27, 2008
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 36 - 34 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Try: Reardon
Briers(2)
Monaghan
Bracek
Goal: Hicks (6)
(Report) Try: Jensen
Lawrence
Robinson
Skandalis
Raleigh (2)Goal: Robinson (3)
Hemingway (2)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 12,000
Referee/s: B Thaler

Round 14.

May 18, 2008
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 50 - 16 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Try: Cudjoe
Aspinwall
Lawrence (2)
Whatuira
Elford
Robinson
Skandalis
Raleigh
Goal: Thorman (7)
(Report) Try: Fox
Murrell
Lovegrove Goal: Cooke
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,248
Referee/s: I Smith

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