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Huddersfield Giants dismantle Wigan with 24-8 win in SL opener

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Huddersfield Giants comfortably swept away the Wigan Warriors tonight with 24-8 win in the Super League season opener at the DW Stadium. 

It was a massive opening match up for the league season between the 2013 League Leaders Shield winners Huddersfield and the Warriors, who won both the Challenge Cup and Super League Grand Final last year. 

After the game the Giants Captain Brough told Sky Sports.

"We are really proud of tonight. We ground it out and we're just happy to get the win. Lets not get carried away, it's only round one and there's plenty of work still to do."

The visitors took the early lead with a classy try down the left hand side of the field. Second-row forward Brett Ferres found Aaron Murphy, before the winger returned the favour with a neat kick for the big man to pounce.

That lead was doubled in the 17 minute when Jermaine McGillvary touched down a neat grubber kick by Shaun Lunt.

Further misery was put on Wigan before the half when the Giants winger grabbed his second try for a 12-0 lead at the break, with Danny Brough missing all three conversions.

After the break Iain Thornley barged over the in the corner to close the gap to four, before Tom Burgess showed incredible strength to overpower the Giants' Murphy to make it a four-point ball game.

However, this awoke the Giants as they regained the ball back from a short kick-off, and later in the set McGillvary completed his hat-trick when he finished off a sweeping move.

Brough finally converted, and he then broke free in mid-field late in the game before setting up Scott Grix with a neat pass to seal the win.  

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