• Bradford Bulls
  • 24 - 22

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Bradford Bulls
  • HT 22 - 14
  • Leeds Rhinos
11th May 2019 | KO 14:30 | Odsal Stadium | Challenge Cup

Season So Far

Metres Gained

3,210

Tackles Made
634
Missed Tackles
44
Penalties Conceded

12

Total Carries

336

Total Passes

354

Clean Breaks

26

Errors

23

Top Try Scorer
Harry Newman

5

Top Passer
Matt Parcell

116

Top Metre Maker

329

Tuimoala Lolohea
Top Tackler

68

Kallum Watkins

Bradford Bulls 24 Leeds Rhinos 22

Leeds Rhinos were humbled at Championship side Bradford Bulls as they were knocked out of the Coral Challenge Cup at Odsal, losing out 24-22.

Leeds Rhinos made the perfect start to the game when they crossed for the game’s opening try as Brad Dwyer broke through before putting Tui Lolohea over for the try between the posts. Liam Sutcliffe kicked the conversion to make it 6-0 after as many minutes.

The Bulls hit back immediately however when Tom Briscoe lost control of the ball from the kick off as he skidded off his boots and the Bulls collected. The home side moved the ball quickly along the back line and winger Dalton Grant went over in the corner.

After that score the heavens opened after the earlier sunshine in the day. Leeds managed to cross for a second try when Callum McLelland marked his first start for the club with a spectacular effort as he managed to evade two would be tacklers to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 12-4.

Webster hit back for the Bulls when he plucked a cross field kick out of the air and then raced for the line and the Bulls were level when former Rhino Sam Hallas was on hand to collect an offload five metres from the visitors try line to go over. A change of kicker for the Bulls after that try saw Rowan Milnes kick the conversion to give the Bulls the lead for the first time in the game at 14-12.

However, things got better for Bradford when they crossed for a fourth try when Leeds were penalised for obstruction as Briscoe raced back after a high kick. The home side opted to take the tap penalty and got their reward when Wood barged over from close range. Milnes stretched the advantage with the conversion and a subsequent penalty to give his side a 22-12 lead.

Sutcliffe cut the gap on the half time hooter with a long range penalty but the Bulls were good value for their 22-14 lead at the break.The second half was a cagey affair as the Championship side showed incredible fortitude to withstand everything the Rhinos threw at them. The Rhinos were given hope when Harry Newman showed great strength to keep the ball alive before stretching out to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a chance at 22-18.

Milnes kicked another score to put his team a converted try in front and the Bulls were grateful of those points when Tom Briscoe produced a wonderful effort to get the ball down with three defenders around him. Sutcliffe’s touchline conversion attempt hit the post and rebounded away to set up a tense finish at 24-22.

However, Leeds could not come up with a winning score and the Bulls held on for a well earned victory.

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Leeds Rhinos were humbled at Championship side Bradford Bulls as they were knocked out of the Coral Challenge Cup at Odsal, losing out 24-22.

Leeds Rhinos made the perfect start to the game when they crossed for the game’s opening try as Brad Dwyer broke through before putting Tui Lolohea over for the try between the posts. Liam Sutcliffe kicked the conversion to make it 6-0 after as many minutes.

The Bulls hit back immediately however when Tom Briscoe lost control of the ball from the kick off as he skidded off his boots and the Bulls collected. The home side moved the ball quickly along the back line and winger Dalton Grant went over in the corner.

After that score the heavens opened after the earlier sunshine in the day. Leeds managed to cross for a second try when Callum McLelland marked his first start for the club with a spectacular effort as he managed to evade two would be tacklers to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 12-4.

Webster hit back for the Bulls when he plucked a cross field kick out of the air and then raced for the line and the Bulls were level when former Rhino Sam Hallas was on hand to collect an offload five metres from the visitors try line to go over. A change of kicker for the Bulls after that try saw Rowan Milnes kick the conversion to give the Bulls the lead for the first time in the game at 14-12.

However, things got better for Bradford when they crossed for a fourth try when Leeds were penalised for obstruction as Briscoe raced back after a high kick. The home side opted to take the tap penalty and got their reward when Wood barged over from close range. Milnes stretched the advantage with the conversion and a subsequent penalty to give his side a 22-12 lead.

Sutcliffe cut the gap on the half time hooter with a long range penalty but the Bulls were good value for their 22-14 lead at the break.The second half was a cagey affair as the Championship side showed incredible fortitude to withstand everything the Rhinos threw at them. The Rhinos were given hope when Harry Newman showed great strength to keep the ball alive before stretching out to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a chance at 22-18.

Milnes kicked another score to put his team a converted try in front and the Bulls were grateful of those points when Tom Briscoe produced a wonderful effort to get the ball down with three defenders around him. Sutcliffe’s touchline conversion attempt hit the post and rebounded away to set up a tense finish at 24-22.

However, Leeds could not come up with a winning score and the Bulls held on for a well earned victory.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Bradford Bulls

1234

Leeds Rhinos

1465

Carries
Bradford Bulls

171

Leeds Rhinos

169

Passes
Bradford Bulls Leeds Rhinos

188

171

Tackles
Bradford Bulls Leeds Rhinos

325

376

Missed Tackles

Bradford Bulls

43

Leeds Rhinos

27

Clean Breaks

Bradford Bulls

4

Leeds Rhinos

8

Attacking Kicks

7

12

Dummy Half Metres

105

216

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

4

3

Penalties Conceded

4

8

Tries

4

4

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Tuimoala Lolohea11401331416311.611100010
Tom Briscoe104011011877.900100012
Harry Newman1022403110676.703000021
Konrad Hurrell0013324089211.500100003
Ash Handley0030161151238.213000020
Liam Sutcliffe012762149717.901003200
Callum McLelland101212326355.810000000
Ava Seumanufagai002971108789.800000000
Brad Dwyer02397440141198.519100020
Nathaniel Peteru00224010141198.500000021
Cameron Smith00391228112766.311200021
Kallum Watkins0045124309849.310100010
Trent Merrin0044901011877.900100010
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson0022322010848.410000040
Matt Parcell001140205489.612000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0021330067011.700000000
Wellington Albert001932007628.900100010
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Ethan Ryan008234012746.200200000
Dalton Grant107112015996.611200000
Jake Webster109053015906.010000000
Ross Oakes006122012766.301200030
David Foggin-Johnson004120013876.705200000
Jordan Lilley011304238415.100000000
Rowan Milnes0325414410464.601004030
Liam Kirk002941201314110.810000001
Sam Hallas102954006345.704000000
Steve Crossley00314410121159.600100010
Connor Farrell0033361011999.001000001
Interchanges
Elliott Minchella0024321011696.301000210
Mikey Wood103983008516.400000001
Matt Wildie002881104143.502000000
James Green0019712011968.700200011
Ross Peltier006021066811.300000000
Matthew Storton001531104348.510000010
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card