Giants get first win, Carney returns to haunt Castleford


Huddersfield Giants emphatically got up and running in Super League 2016 by emerging 38-6 victors in the battle of the winless sides against Hull KR at the John Smith's Stadium. 

Injuries have hampered the Giants' start to the season, but the return of the likes of towering prop Eorl Crabtree provided a platform for Paul Anderson's men to claim their first win of the campaign at the fifth time of asking. 

Defeat in what was James Webster's first game in charge of KR also came at a cost as captain Terry Campese sustained a hamstring injury on his first appearance in nine months since rupturing knee ligaments. 

Debutant Jordan Tansey puts the hosts ahead early on and they never looked back, running in six tries in total, Michael Lawrence, Aaron Murphy, Jermaine McGillvary - his 100th for the Yorkshire club - Larne Patrick and Ukuma Ta'ai also crossing. 

Thomas Minns had pegged Giants back to 12-6 before the home side ran riot in the second half to leave KR bottom with a solitary point. 

In the day's other game, a Denny Solomona hat-trick counted for nothing as Salford Red Devils snapped a two-game losing streak to beat Castleford Tigers 32-16. 

It proved an eventful afternoon for Salford wing Justin Carney against his former club as he was sin-binned after five minutes for fighting with Nathan Massey before returning to the pitch to help himself to a brace of second-half tries.