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Salford(4) 10
Tries: Sio, Sarginson Goal: Lolohea
Huddersfield (6) 12
Tries: O'Brien, Senior Goals: Sezer 2

Aidan Sezer kicked a late penalty to make it two wins out of two for Huddersfield - their best start to a Super League season for six years. Adam O'Brien's try put them in front before Ken Sio responded for Salford.

In a tight second half, Dan Sarginson's score put Salford ahead but teenager Louis Senior's try levelled the match at 10-10.

After Sezer's all-important kick on 78 minutes, Sio almost crossed for Salford but was crowded out.

Salford, who made the Grand Final last season, have now lost two of their opening three league games.

With the hosts having lost James Greenwood, who went off after a heavy collision and failed a subsequent head injury assessment, Huddersfield opened the scoring when hooker O'Brien darted under the posts.

Sio replied for Salford after being sent over in the corner by Niall Evalds.
 

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St Helens (10) 10
Tries: Thompson, Knowles Goals: Makinson
Huddersfield (6) 12
Tries: O'Brien, Wardle Goals: Sezer 2

Huddersfield Giants made amends for their heavy loss to Wigan as they came from behind to beat reigning Super League champions St Helens.

Adam O'Brien put the Giants ahead but Luke Thompson and Morgan Knowles sent Saints into a 10-6 lead at the break.

In a tense second half, Jake Wardle scored Huddersfield's second try as they edged into a two-point advantage.

Saints tried to force a late try as Tommy Makinson tried to play Theo Fages through but he could not connect.

The victory means Huddersfield move above Saints into fourth place in the Super League table and have now won four of their five matches this season.

Meanwhile, St Helens slip to a second league defeat this season and their first regular season Super League home loss since August 2018.