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  • Chase, Ashurst, Locke, Johnson, Fages, Caton-Brown,
    Goals: Locke (6),
  • Super League
  • 5th Jul 2014
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 5,681

Super League: Salford Red Devils stun Huddersfield Giants

Last updated: 5th July 2014  

Joe Wardle Huddersfield 2014

Joe Wardle: Touched down in the first half for Huddersfield

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Kevin Locke: Starred on debut for Salford, including scoring a try

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Kevin Locke made an instant impact in Super League, scoring a try and kicking six goals to help Salford to a stunning 36-10 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium.

Despite flying into the country just four days earlier, full-back Locke played a starring role on debut to help the Red Devils end the Giants' four-match winning run in emphatic fashion.

The New Zealander wasn't the only new face to shine for Salford; fellow mid-season recruit Mason Caton-Brown marked his maiden appearance since joining from London Broncos with a stunning long-range try.

The visitors even managed to overcome the dismissal of prop Lama Tasi on the hour for a late tackle on Huddersfield captain Danny Brough to secure only their second victory in 11 games.

It was Caton-Brown who made an early mark with a break out wide that set up the position for hooker Tommy Lee to get Rangi Chase through a gap for the game's first try.

Huddersfield lost full-back Scott Grix with a leg injury after 13 minutesm then saw their defensive line breached again soon after when Chase and his half-back partner Theo Fages showed quick hands to get second rower Matty Ashurst over.

Raced back

Stand-in full-back Leroy Cudjoe raced back to bring down Locke, who had looked a certain scorer after collecting a loose ball and sprinting 70 metres up field.

Huddersfield pulled a try back midway through the first half when Brett Ferres set up Joe Wardle to make it 12-6 at the break, though Caton-Brown had a try disallowed a forward pass.

The Giants showed the kind of form that had seen them triumph in nine of their last 10 outings at the start of the second half, yet for all their pressure they were unable to find a way to the line.

Even when front rower Tasi was shown a red card for a challenge on Danny Brough, which forced the Giants skipper from the field clutching his jaw, there was no let-up from the 12 men of Salford.

Rather than retreat and sit on their lead they instead put the game to bed, crossing for three tries in a nine-minute spell.

Fages went over from close range before winger Greg Johnson scored one try and created another for Locke, who was taken off with 10 minutes left knowing his job was done.

Huddersfield did have the last word with a try from substitute Larne Patrick, which was converted by Cudjoe, but it was no more than a consolation effort at the end of a tough afternoon.

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Super League Table - August 31 2014
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1 St Helens 25 38
2 Castleford Tigers 25 34
3 Wigan Warriors 25 33
4 Warrington Wolves 25 33
5 Huddersfield Giants 25 33
6 Leeds Rhinos 25 32
7 Catalan Dragons 25 25
8 Widnes Vikings 25 25
9 Hull K R 25 21
10 Wakefield Wildcats 25 21
11 Hull FC 25 20
12 Salford Red Devils 25 19
13 Bradford Bulls * 25 8
14 London Broncos 25 2
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