Jonny Lomax scored two tries in the first 35 minutes for St Helens against Huddersfield
Super 8s
St Helens (24) 40
Tries: Lomax 2, Grace, Percival, Barba, Morgan, McCarthy-Scarsbrook Goals: Percival 6
Huddersfield (6) 16
Tries: Roberts, Hinchcliffe Goal: Brough 2

St Helens moved into the Super League play-off places with victory over Huddersfield Giants.

Two tries from Jonny Lomax and one apiece for Regan Grace and Mark Percival gave the hosts a 24-6 half-time lead.

Ben Barba, Ryan Morgan and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook were also on the scoresheet for the rampant hosts.

Ryan Hinchcliffe and Jordan Rankin went over for the Giants after the break to add to Oliver Roberts’ first-half try.

St Helens moved into fourth, level on 31 points with Wigan, whose game in hand is against Castleford on Sunday.

Defeat would have ended play-off hope for the Saints but they always looked in control, scoring twice in the opening 10 minutes.

Australian Barba, who was at the heart of St Helens’ victory, beat three Giants defenders to run in on the left-hand side for the first score of the second half.

The seven-try victory was rounded off when McCarthy-Scarsbrook powered over and Percival added his sixth goal to go with a first-half try for a personally tally of 16 points.

St Helens: Barba, Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Grace, Lomax, Richardson, Douglas, Roby, Thompson, Taia, Knowles, Wilkin.

Replacements: Fages, Walmsley, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Peyroux.

Huddersfield: Rankin, McGillvary, Mellor, Turner, McIntosh, Gaskell, Brough, Rapira, O’Brien, Ta’ai, Roberts, Lawrence, Hinchcliffe.

Replacements: Leeming, Clough, Smith, Dickinson.

Referee: Gareth Hewer.

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