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Leeds Rhinos 8 Salford Red Devils 0

10th June 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

A first half try from Luke Briscoe and two second half penalties from Liam Sutcliffe helped lift the clouds at Headingley Carnegie with a hard earned 8-0 victory.

The Rhinos returned to Headingley Carnegie a week after their narrow loss to Catalans Dragons desperate to end a seven game losing run in all competitions.
 
Rob Burrow returned to the side along with Brad Singleton and Leeds looked to be playing with more confidence in the opening exchanges. The pitch was very greasy given a downpour pre-match during the Under 19 curtain raiser and there was a steady shower falling throughout the game.
 
Inevitably that led to ball handling errors from both sides as bodies and the ground collided. It was the Rhinos who scored first once again. Good work by Keith Galloway, as the prop gained vital extra metres after the initial hit, put Leeds on the front foot. Danny McGuire chipped a kick to the in goal on the last tackle allowing Kallum Watkins to knock the ball back in play and Luke Briscoe was on hand to collect and touch down for his first try of the season. Liam Sutcliffe pushed his conversion attempt but the Rhinos led 4-0 after seven minutes.
 
Salford should have equalised soon after when Michael Dobson kicked early to the corner but winger Jake Bibby tried to pick up the wet ball to score when he could have slid through to touch it down and he knocked on.
 
The Rhinos had the next chance when Rob Burrow broke through 40 metres out. He had Brett Ferres alongside him but Ash Handley had a free run to the line out wide but Burrow’s long pass drifted behind the winger and bounced out of play.
 
Leeds had shown much improved defence against Catalans seven days earlier and that attitude continued against the Red Devils. Singleton left his mark on winger Justin Carney with a thundering hit ten metres from the home line that meant the former Tiger had to go for a head assessment and thankfully was able to return to play later in the half.
 
The home side had another half chance just before half time. Having weathered the storm from Salford after being forced to drop out twice, Sutcliffe broke through before passing to Burrow. The half back was stopped immediately though and was adjudged to have knocked on and, despite claims for a shoulder charge, the Devils were awarded the scrum to leave the score in the balance at 4-0 at half time.
 
At the start of the second half, Leeds seemed to get on the wrong side of referee Chris Kendall and found themselves under immense pressure as a number of decisions went against them.
 
However, they stood firm in defence and made Salford try and find a way to open them up. The visitors were unable to and came up with errors under pressure in the wet conditions, which had worsened during the half time interval.
 
Having weathered the storm, Leeds then increased their lead with a penalty from Sutcliffe.
 
Salford had a number of half opportunities to cross after that, most notably for Bibby, who knocked on in the corner again, but the Rhinos produced some incredible defence to keep them out.
 
Twice Sutcliffe went for a drop goal to seal the win before Danny McGuire also had a go but a last second penalty from Sutcliffe was enough to seal a remarkably hard earned win. 
 

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