Salford down Giants to go second, Clubb scores on Wigan comeback


Junior Sa'u claimed a double as Salford Red Devils beat Huddersfield Giants 36-20 to go second in Super League, while Tony Clubb scored a try on his Wigan Warriors comeback from having a kidney removed.

Salford ran in seven tries at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday to move above Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos, also pushing the Giants down a spot into eighth.

Leroy Cudjoe's early try put Huddersfield in front, but Sa'u went over in the corner and Rob Lui celebrated signing a new contract with a four-pointer before Kris Welham rounded off a superb move to put Salford in command.

Aaron Murphy's try five minutes before the break reduced the deficit to 18-10, but Sa'u, Gareth O'Brien and Ben Murdoch-Masila went over in the second half.

Michael Dobson scored eight points with the boot as Salford eased to victory despite further tries from Kruise Leeming and Darnell McIntosh for a Giants side facing a battle to finish in the top eight.

Meanwhile, Wigan strengthened their grip on a place in the Super 8s thanks to their 28-12 win at home to Widnes Vikings.

Clubb only underwent surgery to have a kidney removed just over two months ago, but the prop came off the bench to go under the posts as the champions increased their advantage over ninth-placed Catalans Dragons to four points with three games to play before the split.

Joe Burgess scored two tries, while Sean O'Loughlin and Lewis Tierney also dotted down.