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Hull FC 12 Leeds Rhinos 23

21st May 2004

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos kept their impressive start to Tetley’s Super League IX going with a 23-12 win at Hull FC in a wonderful contest.

The game between two of Super League's form sides was always likely to produce a thriller, and the 16,528 inside The KC Stadium were not disappointed.

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While the first half remained scoreless, it a superb spectacle, with both sides clearly wishing to play open, attractive Rugby League.

Shaun Briscoe cut down Keith Senior early on, while the Leeds centre stopped his opposite number short with a fine tackle to keep Hull out.

Briscoe was agonisingly unable to collect a clever reverse kick from Paul Cooke on 12 minutes, while Mark Calderwood was close when he hacked on Andrew Dunemann's grubber.

Both sides had chances to score in a breathless 24th minute, Calderwood initially being first to another Dunemann kick but seeing his pass, as he fell, to Chris Feather go to ground.

Colin Best collected and raced upfield, but Dunemann and Marcus Bai chased back to cut him down. Senior and Bai combined to free Danny McGuire before the half hour, but Richard Mathers could not collect the final ball.  The young full back redeemed himself with a try-saving tackle on Richard Horne.

Matt Adamson was held up before the break, while Briscoe saw his offload go to ground a minute before the interval as the sides departed on level terms.

Hull, though, needed just three minutes after the break to grab the first try.  Calderwood had already knocked the ball out of Gareth Raynor's grasp with a miraculous tackle as the winger raced under the posts following a Leeds error before the pressure paid.

Horne took Paul King's pass 20 yards out and stepped between Matt Adamson and Chris Feather before racing to posts, Paul Cooke converting.  However that seemed to be the signal for the Leeds team to led rip as the Rhinos ran in three tries in a devastating six-minute spell.

The first saw Mathers supporting Senior to race in after Rob Burrow's inside pass had put him free, Kevin Sinfield levelling matters.  Sinfield then raced through a gap from Dunemann's inside ball to put Burrow over and send the Rhinos in front.

And a third try came to McGuire, who dived over unopposed under the posts from dummy half after Cooke had brought down Mathers with a fine cover tackle.  At 18-6, McGuire looked to edge Leeds further ahead with a drop goal attempt that sailed wide, and the importance of that attempt was shown when Cooke brushed off Burrow to score on 59 minutes.

His conversion cut the gap to six points, while Raynor had to hack dead a McGuire grubber after the Leeds star had dummied his way through the defence.  Sinfield did send over a one-pointer on 64 minutes create a valuable cushion, and the win was sealed with four minutes remaining when Bai raced onto Sinfield's grubber and put Burrow in for his second.

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