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Hull FC 12 Leeds Rhinos 16

11th February 2004

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos brushed off the mud at the KC Stadium to make a successful start to the defence of their Engage Super League crown.

The home side made a brief fightback in the second half but the result was never in doubt after the Rhinos had taken a 12-2 lead at the interval.

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Tries from threequarters Marcus Bai, Chev Walker and Keith Senior helped Leeds set a new club record of 14 Super League games without defeat and extended their unbeaten run against Hull to 10 matches.

McGuire's deft grubber kick ricocheted into the grateful arms of Chris McKenna and McGuire and Richard Mathers worked the ball out sweetly for Bai to touch down at the corner.

Kevin Sinfield added a priceless conversion from the touchline before a string of penalties enabled the Rhinos to step up the pressure and it paid off when dangerous Walker took a flat pass from dummy half Andrew Dunemann on 30 minutes to score his side's second try.

Sinfield's second conversion made it 12-0 but Cooke pulled two points back with a penalty four minutes before half-time.
There seemed no way back for Hull when the champions increased their advantage on 52 minutes thanks to an immaculately-created third try.

Seven men handled in a flowing cross-field move but it was an offload from the tackle by McKenna that did the damage as Keith Senior took Poching's pass to cross the line wide out.

Hull did hit back through Saxton on 62 minutes and when Raynor took Cooke's overhead pass to slide over at the corner five minutes from the end, doubts began to surface over the champions' composure.

Indeed, the visitors breathed a huge sigh of relief when the unfortunate Saxton knocked on at a play-the-ball just short of their line with six more tackles in the bag.
 

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