2007 Huddersfield Giants season

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This article is about the 2007 season of the Huddersfield Giants.

Results[edit]

Rounds 1–5[edit]

Round 1

11 February 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 18–14 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Morrison, Hape, Solomona
Goals: Deacon (3)
Tries: Lolesi, Jones
Goals: Thorman (3)
Odsal Stadium, Bradford
Attendance: 12,130
Referee: Richard Silverwood

Round 2

18 February 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 10–17 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Tries: Nero, Wild
Goals: Thorman
Tries: Cockayne, Murrell
Goals: Morton (4)
Drop goals: Webster
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,700
Referee: Ben Thaler

Round 3 NB Game played before Round 1 due to St Helens' involvement in World Club Challenge

2 February 2007 – 7.05pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 10–18 Saintscolours.svg St Helens R.F.C.
Tries: Gardner
Goals: Thorman (3)
Tries: Gilmour (2), Pryce, Gardner
Goals: Long
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 9,212
Referee: Ashley Klein

Round 4

4 March 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 16–12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Toopi, Smith, Jones-Buchanan
Goals: Sinfield (2)
Tries: Thorman, Crabtree
Goals: Thorman (2)

Round 5

11 March 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 12–16 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
Tries: Thorman (2)
Goals: Thorman (2)
Tries: Briscoe, Sing, King
Goals: Tickle (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,188

Rounds 6–10[edit]

Round 6

11 March 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 23–22 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Greenshields, Bosc, Mogg, Teixido
Goals: Bosc (3)
Drop goals: Jones
Tries: Nero, Jones, Wild, Hudson
Goals: Hemingway (2), Drew

Attendance: 8,300

Round 7

25 March 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 16–18 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds
Tries: Gardner, Thorman, Raleigh
Goals: Thorman (2)
Tries: Turner, Robinson (2)
Goals: Wilshere (3)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 5,275

Round 8

6 April 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 56–12 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Tries: Reilly, Aspinwall, Brown (3), Drew, Paul, Raleigh, Wild, Jones
Goals: Thorman (7)
Tries: Blaymire, Moore
Goals: Rooney (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 6,757

Round 9

9 April 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 18–26 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Gleeson, Fa'afili (2)
Goals: Briers (3)
Tries: Aspinwall, Drew, Crabtree
Goals: Thorman (7)
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Attendance: 9,483

Round 10

15 April 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 41–16 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
Tries: Reilly, Drew, Hudson, Wild, Snitch, Crabtree
Goals: Thorman (8)
Drop goals: Thorman
Tries: Vaealiki (2), Leuluai
Goals: Richards (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,117

Rounds 11–15[edit]

Round 11

22 April 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 46–16 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL
Tries: Reilly (2), Nero, Lolesi, Thorman, Wild, Snitch (2)
Goals: Thorman (7)
Tries: Smith, Randall, Grayshon
Goals: Purdham (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 4,894

Round 12

27 April 2007 – 8.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 16–28 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Bauer, Gene
Goals: Cooke (4)
Tries: Lolesi, Wild, Raleigh, Jones
Goals: Thorman (6)
New Craven Park, Hull
Attendance: 6,597

Round 13 – MILLENNIUM MAGIC

6 May 2007 – 2.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 36–12 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Tries: Aspinwall, Lolesi, Thorman, Paul, Wild (2)
Goals: Thorman (6)
Tries: Rooney, White
Goals: Rooney (2)

Round 14

11 February 2007 – 8.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 36–12 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
Tries: Thorman (2), Brown, Skandalis, Jones, Wild
Goals: Thorman (6)
Tries: B Harris, Vainikolo
Goals: I Harris (2)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 8,667

Round 15

25 May 2007 – 8.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 14–12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Hodgson, McGuinness, Viane
Goals: Wilshere (3)
Tries: Reilly, Wild
Goals: Thorman (2)
The Willows, Salford
Attendance: 3,379

Rounds 16–20[edit]

Round 16

3 June 2007 – 3.15pm

DRAW – 1 Pt
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 9–9 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Tickle
Goals: Tickle (2)
Drop goals: Horne
Tries: Thorman
Goals: Thorman (2)
Drop goals: Thorman
KC Stadium, Hull
Attendance: 12,094

Round 17

17 June 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 12–25 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Tries: Nero, Jackson
Goals: Drew (2)
Tries: Tansey, Donald, McGuire
Goals: Sinfield (4)
Drop Goals: Kevin Sinfield
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 10,241

Round 18

30 June 2007 – 6.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Saintscolours.svg St Helens R.F.C. 54–4 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Wellens, Gardner, Talau, Tyrer (2), Pryce, Gilmour, Wilkin, Fa'asavalu
Goals: Tyrer (7)
Tries: Nero
Knowsley Road, St Helens
Attendance: 7,771

Round 19

8 July 2007 – 3.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28–47 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
Tries: Aspinwall, Drew, Crabtree
Goals: Thorman (7)
Tries: Gleeson, Fa'afili (2)
Goals: Briers (3)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 6,822

Round 20

15 July 2007 – 3.30pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 23–24 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Fox (2), Obst (2)
Goals: Rooney (4)
Drop Goals: Rooney
Tries: Thorman, Elford, Wild, Snitch
Goals: Thorman (4)
Atlantic Solutions Stadium, Wakefield
Attendance: 5,241

Rounds 21–27[edit]

Round 21

21 July 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 10–22 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Smith, McCarthy-Scarsbrook
Goals: Sykes
Tries: Nero (2), Brown, Snitch
Goals: Thorman (3)
Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 2,478

Round 22

5 August 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 42–22 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
Tries: Thorman, Jensen, Elford (2), Griffin, Wild
Goals: Thorman (7)
Tries: Khattabi, Chan, Mogg, Croker
Goals: Jones (3)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 4,313

Round 23

10 August 2007 – 8.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 20–12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Goulding (2), Higham
Goals: Richards (6)
Tries: Nero, Wild
Goals: Thorman (2)
Drop goals: Thorman
JJB Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 12,744

Round 24

19 August 2007 – 3.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 26–22 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls
Tries: Jensen, Lolesi (3)
Goals: Drew (5)
Tries: McKenna, Solomona, Henderson
Goals: I Harris (5)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 6,824

Round 25

31 August 2007 – 8.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 22–34 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Fa'afili, Westwood (3), Penny
Goals: Westwood
Tries: Lolesi, Jensen, Brown, Drew, Hudson
Goals: Thorman (7)
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Attendance: 8,843

Round 26

9 September 2007 – 4.00pm

WIN – 2 Pts
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 24–22 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Tries: Lolesi (2), Reilly, Wild, Paul
Goals: Thorman (4)
Tries: White, Demetriou (2)
Goals: Rooney (5)
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,066

Round 27

17 September 2007 – 7.00pm

LOSS – 0 Pts
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 25–24 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Vella, Fisher (2), Fisher
Goals: Cooke (4)
Drop goals: Cooke
Tries: Reilly (2), Nero, Jensen (2)
Goals: Thorman (2)
New Craven Park, Kingston-upon-Hull
Attendance: 6,700

Playoffs[edit]

22 September 2007 – 7.00pm

LOSS – ELIMINATED
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 22–16 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants
Tries: Raynor (2), Lee, Horne
Goals: Tickle (3)
Tries: Hudson, Reilly, Brown
Goals: Thorman (2)
KC Stadium, Hull
Referee: Ashley Klein

Super League XII table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 27 19 0 8 783 422 +361 38
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 18 1 8 747 487 +260 37
3 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls1 27 17 1 9 778 560 +218 33
4 Hullcolours.svg Hull 27 14 2 11 573 553 +20 30
5 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 13 1 13 638 543 +95 27
6 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors2 27 15 1 11 621 527 +94 27
7 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 13 0 14 693 736 −43 26
8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 11 1 15 596 714 −118 23
9 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 10 3 14 495 636 −141 23
10 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 10 1 16 570 685 −115 21
11 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 10 0 17 491 723 −232 20
12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 6 1 20 475 874 −399 13

1Deducted 2 points for breaching of salary cap rules.
2Deducted 4 points for breaching salary cap rules.

2007 Season players[edit]

Squad
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Player Apps Tries Goals Drop
Goals
Pts
1 Paul Reilly 23 9 0 0 36
2 Martin Aspinwall 12 3 0 0 12
3 Jamahl Lolesi 26 10 0 0 40
4 Kevin Brown 27 7 0 0 28
5 Shane Elford 10 4 0 0 16
6 Chris Thorman 25 11 96 2 238
7 Robbie Paul 24 3 0 0 12
8 Eorl Crabtree 27 3 0 0 12
9 Brad Drew 27 5 12 0 44
10 John Skandalis 27 1 0 0 4
11 Chris Nero 28 9 0 0 36
12 Andy Raleigh 26 3 0 0 12
13 Stephen Wild 28 15 0 0 60
14 Stuart Jones 23 5 0 0 20
15 Paul Jackson 18 1 0 0 4
16 Keith Mason 26 0 0 0 0
18 Darrell Griffin 26 1 0 0 4
19 Ryan Hudson 28 6 0 0 24
20 Steve Snitch 20 5 0 0 20
21 Mat Gardner 11 2 0 0 8
22 Tom Hemingway 2 0 2 0 4
23 Simon George 0 0 0 0 0
24 Rod Jensen 12 6 0 0 24
25 Leroy Cudjoe 0 0 0 0 0
27 Michael Lawrence 1 0 0 0 0

2007 Signings[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Player Previous club
Jamahl Lolesi Wests Tigers
John Skandalis Wests Tigers
Shane Elford Wests Tigers
Ryan Hudson Bradford Bulls
Darrell Griffin Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Rod Jensen North Queensland Cowboys
Michael Lawrence Academy product
Leroy Cudjoe Academy product
Simon George Academy product

Transfers out[edit]

Player To
Michael De Vere Retired
Paul March Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
James Evans Bradford Bulls
Stuart Donlan Castleford Tigers
Jim Gannon Hull Kingston Rovers
Paul Smith Halifax
Wayne McDonald Released
Jon Grayshon Harlequins RL
Albert Torrens Released
Bolu Fagborun Rochdale Hornets

References[edit]