WARRINGTON Wolves suffered a second successive defeat for new coach Steve Price after a Danny Brough inspired Giants ran out comfortable winners at a rain-soaked John Smith’s Stadium.

After the promise showed in the narrow loss to Leeds last week, this was a far bigger defeat for Wire as errors and a high penalty count left them up against it.

The troubles started before kick-off as marquee signing Tyrone Roberts was ruled out with a minor knee niggle.

Dec Patton came in at 7 and Morgan Smith on the bench but otherwise, it was the same side as last week.

And Wire it was who scored first in unusual circumstances in the fifth minute as both sides battled against strong winds and battering rain.

Following a spell of Huddersfield pressure, Danny Brough’s chip was blocked and Ben Currie picked the ball up 20 metres from his own line before racing upfield.

At one stage he looked likely to score, but after being hauled down 20 metres out, they did cross.

The ball was switched right and then left before Stefan Ratchford spotted space in behind and put in a neat kick which Tom Lineham gathered to touch down for his second try of the season.

Bryson Goodwin’s touchline conversion attempt hit the post but Wire lead 4-0.

However the errors started to mount for Wire and on the back of a number of penalties, and some smart Brough kicks, they were soon behind.

On 14 minutes, a Brough grubber forced a repeat set and his short pass sent Scottish forward Dale Ferguson over. His international teammate added the extras and Huddersfield had a two point lead.

Four minutes later and it got worse for Wire. After some excellent defence from Goodwin, Mamo kicked through only for Ratchford to fail to collect the greasy ball and wing Darnell McIntosh touched down to extend Huddersfield’s lead.

An easy Brough kick made it 12-4.

Warrington began to have a better spell of possession and 10 minutes before half time, Kevin Brown spotted space in behind the Giants to try a repeat of Warrington’s first try. This time though, the ball evaded Lineham who failed to collect when in scoring position.

Two minutes later and George King, just on from the bench, held on too long and Brough kicked the easy two points.

However a crucial moment took place two minutes before half time. Mamo flew through a huge gap in the Wire defence but referee Ben Thaler saw a block on a Wire player and the try was ruled out.

Good play took Warrington down field and earned them a penalty 35 metres out which Kiwi centre Goodwin slotted on the hooter to put Wire in to half time 14-6 behind.

Warrington dominated territory for the first 10 minutes of the second half, helped by some good Clarke carries and Huddersfield penalties.

And on 56 minutes it looked as if Warrington might take advantage, Brown spotted a gap and jinked his way through only to pass into touch when Lineham was free.

Following a fractious period which saw both sides give away penalties and Mike Cooper be put on report for kicking out in the tackle, Huddersfield struck the decisive blow with 17 minutes to go.

A grubber from Brough went into the in goal area which Matty Russell failed to deal with and Jordan Turner had the simple task of touching down.

Brough goaled from the sideline and it was 20-6.

Warrington made a spirited attempt to get back in the game but never looked likely to score again and Huddersfield ran out comfortable winners.