GIANTS WIN THE INAUGURAL CARNEGIE FLOODLIT NINES

Huddersfield won the inaugural Carnegie Floodlit Nines with a 20-4 win over Challenge Cup finalists Hull at Headingley on Wednesday night.

Huddersfield won the inaugural Carnegie Floodlit Nines with a 20-4 win over Challenge Cup finalists Hull at Headingley on Wednesday night. Full-back Leroy Cudjoe was the Giants’ hero with two tries in the final to clinch the player-of-the-tournament award while his cousin, 20-year-old winger Jermain McGilvary, also caught the eye with a spectacular brace of tries. The Giants, who included 10 first-team players in their 15-man squad, overwhelmed Leeds 32-4 in the first round and beat Hull KR 22-6 in the semi-finals while Hull gained a 16-10 win over Wakefield to book their place in the final. Second rower Stuart Jones was Huddersfield’s other tryscorer in the final, while Ashley Thackeray got Hull’s only try in front of a crowd of 2,232. Rugby union sevens legend Waisale Serevi’s switch of codes proved shortlived with the Fiji UK team going down 22-10 in the first round to Wakefield while the British Army lost 24-14 to Hull.