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Leeds Rhinos 58 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 12

16th May 2008

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds secured their biggest win of the season at Headingley Carnegie with Danny McGuire scoring a hat trick in the 58-12 win over Wakefield. The Rhinos returned to Headingley Carnegie after three weeks on the road looking to stretch their lead at the top of the engage Super League. With the two teams below them in table, St Helens and Catalans, meeting on Saturday night, Leeds had the chance to go seven points clear for 24 hours at least. However, they faced a Wakefield side who had won their last six games in all competitions and arrived in Leeds in confident mood.

The home side made the perfect start when they scored in their first attack after just a minute. Matt Diskin released Carl Ablett, who burst down the South Stand side, before passing back inside to Danny McGuire to score. Kevin Sinfield added the conversion to equal Andy Farrell's Super League record of appearing and scoring in 48 regular season rounds of Super League and give his side a 6-0 lead. The Rhinos carried on that promising start with Scott Donald twice going close only to be denied by last ditch tackles from the visitors. However, Leeds also had two let offs. Jamie Rooney appeared that he would score after beating McGuire to a Brough kick but the move was called back for offside. Then referee Richard Silverwood ruled out a try for Damien Blanch when he spotted the final pass by Danny Sculthorpe had gone forward. However, it was third time lucky for the Wildcats when Sam Obst timed his run to perfection to take Rooney's pass and dance his way through three would be tacklers to score between the posts. Brough added the conversion to level the score after 18 minutes. That score came at the end of an extended period of pressure from the Wildcats and the Rhinos finally managed to get some relief soon afterwards. A penalty took them down field before quick hands spread the ball across the field and Eric Anselme brushed off an attempted tackle before racing over for a try on his home debut. Sinfield converted to make it 12-6 after 24 minutes. That lead was extended four minutes later when Gareth Ellis produced a brilliant offload to Brent Webb on the Wildcats 20 metre line. He was supported by Burrow, who sprinted through to score his side's third try of the night. Sinfield converted to make it 18-6. The Rhinos were matching their effort on attack in defence too and a great chase by McGuire caught Brough in possession on the last tackle. From there, the Rhinos sensed a chance to counter attack and Ryan Hall was released down the touchline. He passed back inside to Webb, who flicked the pass to McGuire to score his second try. Straight from the kick off the Rhinos made it 30-6 when Keith Senior broke after catching the restart. He passed inside to Burrow, who fed Donald 15 metres out. He was just hauled down short but threw the pass back inside knowing one of his team mates would be in support and surely enough Simon Worrall was on hand to score his first try for the club. The Rhinos were not finished there and with the last play of the half they broke free again and a brilliant one handed offload off the ground by Burrow gifted Senior a try behind the posts. Sinfield converted all four tries to make it 36-6 to the Rhinos at the break.

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Wakefield started the half in determined mood obviously looking to make up for lost time. They went incredibly close on two occasions through Tony Martin and Scott Grix but they missed out on their second try by the narrowest of margins. As it was, it was the Rhinos who scored the first points of the second half and it was a richly deserved try for Carl Ablett, his third of the season. Webb made the initial break before Jordan Tansey cleaned up the loose ball from the full backs offload. Ellis attacked the Wakefield line from the next tackle before passing to Ablett to score. Sinfield's conversion attempt, his hardest of the night, hit the post and rebounded away to leave the score 40-6 after 53 minutes. Just after the hour mark, Danny McGuire completed the 7th hat trick of his Leeds career after great work by Ryan Hall and Sinfield to create the position. Both brilliantly spotted gaps in the Wakefield defence and exploited them before the support play of McGuire earned him a hat trick in consecutive games. Sinfield converted to make it 46-6 to the home side. Credit must go to Wakefield who never threw in the towel and continued to press the Leeds line. They eventually got their reward after 68 minutes when Danny Brough touched down Brad Drew's kick. He converted his own try to make it 46-12. However, it was not long before the Rhinos had hit back and it came from some clever thinking by the home side, it appeared as if the move was coming to nothing when the ball was rolled out to Diskin along the floor and he picked up and touched down next to the post. Burrow this time added the conversion to make it 52-12 after 74 minutes. The Rhinos were not finished there and two minutes later Senior powered his way over from close range to score his second try of the night. Burrow again converted to make the final score 58-12 and secure the Rhinos biggest win of the season.

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