Tony Smith said he was pleased with his side's performance as they blew Huddersfield away at Headingley Carnegie, running out 50-0 winners.
Tony Smith said he was pleased with his side's performance as they blew Huddersfield away at Headingley Carnegie, running out 50-0 winners. The Rhinos scored nine tries, all from the backs, and had the game effectively had the game secured at half time when they led 38-0. However, they also produced a great second half defensive effort to hold the Giants out, even when they had five consecutive sets on the home line, and then sealed a perfect night with a try from Keith Senior in his testimonial. Speaking after the game Smith said, "I feel sorry for some of the Rhinos fans who weren't here tonight because there was some pretty special tough out there tonight and some great tries. We are not getting carried away because there is still work to do before the start of the season but I was certainly pleased with our efforts. "I was pleased for Brent Webb for scoring on his debut. He looked a special player out there and he has settled in really well. All round, it was a great effort tonight and will certainly give us a boost for the remainder of pre-season. "It was great to see so many people turning out for both Keith Senior and Paul Reilly. I was pleased for Keith that he got over for his try but he also had a hand in another couple. Paul Reilly is a great lad and you could see his never-say-die attitude at the end when they kicked ahead from a scrum to try and give him a score but it wasn't to be. They are both great servants of Rugby League and thoroughly deserved tonight," added Smith.
Papua New Guinea Head Coach Adrian Lam was at Headingley Carnegie on Monday night to watch the Rhinos clash with St Helens as he checked out the venue where the Kumuls will take on World Champions New Zealand on Friday 8th November. Make sure you are there to see this exciting clash by visiting www.rlwc2013.com to book your ticket
We received a lovely email this morning from the dad of a family who attended the St Helens game on Monday night that we would like to share with you because it shows the unique atmosphere you help create here on match nights at Headingley Carnegie.