THE Junior Giants will be looking for better fortunes when they face St Helens in the Valvoline Cup on Friday (5.45).

The Under 20s were beaten 54-24 in their latest outing against Hull KR and are bottom of the standings with just two wins so far.

Against KR, Gregg McNally did his best for the Giants in attack, with winger Darren Lamb benefiting from his distribution, but weak defence cost Huddersfield dearly.

The first try came from a terrific play by Liam Salter, as he fended off tackles to touch down.

The Giants hit back immediately as Lamb scored with an outstretched arm.

But they weren’t level for long as Nathan Powey crossed.

McNally got Huddersfield back into the game again, as his 40-20 led to an overlap out wide which Lamb took full advantage of to get his second.

But some slack defending enabled Nick Johnson to go through a gap from a kick return and score.

Hall then got another for the red and whites after some more lacklustre defence from the home team.

Huddersfield managed to end the half the brighter, though, as Lamb got over for his hat trick.

But all the of the extra defending they’d done caught up with the Giants in the second half as Hall went the full length of the pitch to score as he intercepted.

Aaron Ollot was next to cross but the Giants briefly got back into it as McNally sent Hodgson over.

But the writing was already on the wall as Chris Heil bulldozed his way over the line.

Hall then completed his hat trick to give KR a comfortable lead.

Powey and Whiteley were sent to the sin bin after an altercation.

But that did nothing to halt the Hull KR momentum, as Johnson, and then John Gay, crossed to end a convincing away performance for Rovers and provide food for thought for the Giants.