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Charnley hat-trick helps Warrington Wolves slay Giants



A hat-trick of tries from winger Josh Charnley helped Warrington Wolves secure a routine 38-4 win over struggling Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The margin of victory could have been even greater if Bryson Goodwin, Stefan Ratchford and Harvey Livett had brought their kicking boots, with just three conversions from eight attempts, as the wolves made it eight wins on the bounce.

After an unspectacular start Warrington led 14-4 at the break thanks to tries from Josh Charnley, Stefan Ratchford and Tom Lineham, with Darnell McIntosh replying for the visitors.

Charnley completed his hat-trick with two tries in four minutes after the break to put Warrington firmly in control.

Ratchford got his second and Harvey Livett and Joe Philbean scored late on.

The Giants, who have won just twice all season, kept Warrington out for the first 22 minutes before Charnley took a Ryan Atkins pass to sprint over.

McIntosh quickly reduced the deficit but that was as good as it got for Huddersfield as they conceded five tries in 17 second-half minutes.

Meanwhile afdter the game Warrington head coach Steve Price confirmed that back-rower Ben Currie will miss the rest of the season through injury.

Warrington: Ratchford, Lineham, Goodwin, Atkins, Charnley, K. Brown, Roberts, Hill, Clark, Akauola, Livett, Hughes, Westwood.

Replacements: Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Patton, G. King.

Huddersfield: Mamo, McIntosh, Turner, Murphy, Simpson, Gaskell, Rankin, Ikahihifo, O’Brien, Clough, Ta’ai, Lawrence, Hinchcliffe.

Replacements: Leeming, Roberts, Smith, Dickinson.

Warrington (14) 38
Tries: Charnley 3, Ratchford 2, Lineham, Livett, Philban Goals: Goodwin, Ratchford, Livett
Huddersfield (4) 4
Tries: McIntosh


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