• Hull FC
  • 12 - 22

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Hull FC
  • HT 06 - 04
  • Leeds Rhinos
29th July 2021 | KO 19:45 | MKM Stadium | Betfred Super League

Hull FC 12 Leeds Rhinos 22

SL.Rd16.Hull FC v. Rhinos. Thurs29th2021. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Second half tries from Brad Dwyer, Cameron Smith and man of the match Richie Myler saw Leeds Rhinos overturn a two point deficit at half time to beat Hull FC 22-12 at the MKM Stadium.

Coming into the first of three fixtures in eight days, Leeds welcomed back trio Luke Gale, Zane Tetevano and Mikolaj Oledzki for the match. Gale made his 250th Super League appearance in the halves alongside youngster Callum McLelland, while forwards Tetevano and Oledzki came into the starting thirteen for Jarrod O’Connor and King Vuniyayawa; the latter dropping to the bench in place of Luke Briscoe.

For the opening ten minutes, Leeds had to weather a storm from the home side, who had four back to back sets on the Rhinos’ try line. After Konrad Hurrell dropped a pass from Callum McLelland and the visitors were caught offside on the next play, Hull went on the attack; Mahe Fonua having the best opportunity as the winger took a short pass from Marc Sneyd but the winger couldn’t ground the ball. A grubber kick in goal from Sneyd forced a drop out from the Rhinos and over the next five minutes, both Sneyd and Josh Reynolds poked the ball in goal to force two more drop outs. The Leeds defence held strong though and managed to push Carlos Tuimavave out of play to release the pressure.

Finally with ball in hand, the Rhinos marched down the field and earned a repeat set after Richie Myler’s pass wide for Ash Handley was touched by Bureta Faraimo. A high tackle on James Donaldson by Jordan Lane saw Rhyse Martin beckon to the sidelines for the kicking tee and the second rower slotted the penalty goal to give the visitors a two point lead.

The game started to open up after the twenty minute mark as both sides had good opportunities to score. A break by Faraimo looked a certain try for the Hull winger but Harry Newman tracked him all the way to bring him down. Sneyd’s kick on the fifth tackle was taken by McLelland, who made a break of his own but was unable to beat the Hull defenders chasing him down. Following a good defensive set minutes later, Newman almost went from try saver to try scorer; the centre supporting a breakthrough the line by Gale, who kicked ahead but Newman fumbled the ball before the try line under pressure from Reynolds.

Penalties proved the downfall for Leeds as Hull got their first points of the evening to take a two point lead. A penalty for offside gave the home side possession on the Rhinos’ goal line again, allowing Sneyd and Reynolds to combine to put the ball over the top for Adam Swift to score in the corner.

No sooner had Sneyd failed to convert the Hull try, the half back knocked the ball on close to his own try line and invited Leeds to attack. The black and whites were then caught offside by referee Liam Moore and Martin elected to go for goal once again, locking the score up at 4-4.

As the half came to a close, repeat sets saw the home side eventually take the lead once again. Substitute King Vuniyayawa and Kruise Leeming were both penalised by the referee and then, with Hull in range once again, Reynolds managed to grubber kick through the challenge of Cameron Smith and Prior. The Rhinos captain took the Hull half back out though and Sneyd elected to kick the penalty goal, giving the Old Faithful a slender lead at the break.

 

The Rhinos came good in the second half though, scoring three back to back tries over a ten minute spell.

Leeds almost began the second half perfectly but were denied a try; Handley making a nice break round the outside of Reynolds but his pass back inside for Leeming was put down by the hooker before he could ground the ball. The black and whites then shifted into their attacking shape and almost benefitted from a set restart given away by Cameron Smith, but Satae and Swift lost the ball going for the line.

The Rhinos soon settled following the break and began to dominate in the same fashion as Hull did in the first half. Bringing the ball away after a Swift knock on, Gale pinned Wynne in his own in goal area with a high kick and Oledzki sealed the goal line drop out by trapping the young Hull full back. The prop was then held up short of the try line off the back of a short pass from Brad Dwyer but the substitute hooker soon proved to be the defining try scorer; darting out of dummy half and throwing a wild dummy to go straight passed Fonua and ground the ball. Martin converted to make the score 10-6.

A brilliant 40/20 kick from Sneyd looked to be a dagger in Leeds’ side shortly after the Dwyer try but the visitors did well to keep their opponents out and Gale brought the Rhinos away. Ligi Sao was then accused of ripping the ball from Smith by referee Moore, fuelling the Rhinos’ attack once more and as they approached the whitewash, Dwyer connected with Oledzki on a short ball once again but the prop was brought to his knees. With the ball still in play, the prop offloaded for Leeming, who had moved into the halves, and the number nine found the onrushing Myler, who ran a strong line and scored under the posts for his fifth try of the league season.

Smith then sealed the win for the Rhinos with twelve minutes to go. A rip again on the loose forward by Sao aided Leeds downfield and after gaining a set restart, as Prior was held down too long by Lane and Tuimavave, Dwyer provided a short pass for Smith to get his first try of the season. In the celebrations, both Reynolds and Myler were sent to the sin bin for fighting, before Martin added his fifth conversion of the game.

Newman looked to have scored his second try in consecutive matches when he beat Faraimo in the air as the two went for a Gale kick but the ball ricocheted off the fingertips of the centre and Hull brought the ball away. In the closing moments, the black and whites got one try back through Tuimavave, who scored a good solo effort, but the two points were already coming home to Headingley; the Rhinos winning 22-12.

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Second half tries from Brad Dwyer, Cameron Smith and man of the match Richie Myler saw Leeds Rhinos overturn a two point deficit at half time to beat Hull FC 22-12 at the MKM Stadium.

Coming into the first of three fixtures in eight days, Leeds welcomed back trio Luke Gale, Zane Tetevano and Mikolaj Oledzki for the match. Gale made his 250th Super League appearance in the halves alongside youngster Callum McLelland, while forwards Tetevano and Oledzki came into the starting thirteen for Jarrod O’Connor and King Vuniyayawa; the latter dropping to the bench in place of Luke Briscoe.

For the opening ten minutes, Leeds had to weather a storm from the home side, who had four back to back sets on the Rhinos’ try line. After Konrad Hurrell dropped a pass from Callum McLelland and the visitors were caught offside on the next play, Hull went on the attack; Mahe Fonua having the best opportunity as the winger took a short pass from Marc Sneyd but the winger couldn’t ground the ball. A grubber kick in goal from Sneyd forced a drop out from the Rhinos and over the next five minutes, both Sneyd and Josh Reynolds poked the ball in goal to force two more drop outs. The Leeds defence held strong though and managed to push Carlos Tuimavave out of play to release the pressure.

Finally with ball in hand, the Rhinos marched down the field and earned a repeat set after Richie Myler’s pass wide for Ash Handley was touched by Bureta Faraimo. A high tackle on James Donaldson by Jordan Lane saw Rhyse Martin beckon to the sidelines for the kicking tee and the second rower slotted the penalty goal to give the visitors a two point lead.

The game started to open up after the twenty minute mark as both sides had good opportunities to score. A break by Faraimo looked a certain try for the Hull winger but Harry Newman tracked him all the way to bring him down. Sneyd’s kick on the fifth tackle was taken by McLelland, who made a break of his own but was unable to beat the Hull defenders chasing him down. Following a good defensive set minutes later, Newman almost went from try saver to try scorer; the centre supporting a breakthrough the line by Gale, who kicked ahead but Newman fumbled the ball before the try line under pressure from Reynolds.

Penalties proved the downfall for Leeds as Hull got their first points of the evening to take a two point lead. A penalty for offside gave the home side possession on the Rhinos’ goal line again, allowing Sneyd and Reynolds to combine to put the ball over the top for Adam Swift to score in the corner.

No sooner had Sneyd failed to convert the Hull try, the half back knocked the ball on close to his own try line and invited Leeds to attack. The black and whites were then caught offside by referee Liam Moore and Martin elected to go for goal once again, locking the score up at 4-4.

As the half came to a close, repeat sets saw the home side eventually take the lead once again. Substitute King Vuniyayawa and Kruise Leeming were both penalised by the referee and then, with Hull in range once again, Reynolds managed to grubber kick through the challenge of Cameron Smith and Prior. The Rhinos captain took the Hull half back out though and Sneyd elected to kick the penalty goal, giving the Old Faithful a slender lead at the break.

 

The Rhinos came good in the second half though, scoring three back to back tries over a ten minute spell.

Leeds almost began the second half perfectly but were denied a try; Handley making a nice break round the outside of Reynolds but his pass back inside for Leeming was put down by the hooker before he could ground the ball. The black and whites then shifted into their attacking shape and almost benefitted from a set restart given away by Cameron Smith, but Satae and Swift lost the ball going for the line.

The Rhinos soon settled following the break and began to dominate in the same fashion as Hull did in the first half. Bringing the ball away after a Swift knock on, Gale pinned Wynne in his own in goal area with a high kick and Oledzki sealed the goal line drop out by trapping the young Hull full back. The prop was then held up short of the try line off the back of a short pass from Brad Dwyer but the substitute hooker soon proved to be the defining try scorer; darting out of dummy half and throwing a wild dummy to go straight passed Fonua and ground the ball. Martin converted to make the score 10-6.

A brilliant 40/20 kick from Sneyd looked to be a dagger in Leeds’ side shortly after the Dwyer try but the visitors did well to keep their opponents out and Gale brought the Rhinos away. Ligi Sao was then accused of ripping the ball from Smith by referee Moore, fuelling the Rhinos’ attack once more and as they approached the whitewash, Dwyer connected with Oledzki on a short ball once again but the prop was brought to his knees. With the ball still in play, the prop offloaded for Leeming, who had moved into the halves, and the number nine found the onrushing Myler, who ran a strong line and scored under the posts for his fifth try of the league season.

Smith then sealed the win for the Rhinos with twelve minutes to go. A rip again on the loose forward by Sao aided Leeds downfield and after gaining a set restart, as Prior was held down too long by Lane and Tuimavave, Dwyer provided a short pass for Smith to get his first try of the season. In the celebrations, both Reynolds and Myler were sent to the sin bin for fighting, before Martin added his fifth conversion of the game.

Newman looked to have scored his second try in consecutive matches when he beat Faraimo in the air as the two went for a Gale kick but the ball ricocheted off the fingertips of the centre and Hull brought the ball away. In the closing moments, the black and whites got one try back through Tuimavave, who scored a good solo effort, but the two points were already coming home to Headingley; the Rhinos winning 22-12.

Team Performance

Goals

2

5

Tries

2

3

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Richie Myler1001000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Konrad Hurrell0000000
Harry Newman0000000
Ash Handley0000000
Callum McLelland0000000
Luke Gale0000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Kruise Leeming0000000
Matt Prior0000000
Alex Mellor0000000
Rhyse Martin0500000
Zane Tetevano0000000
Interchanges
Brad Dwyer1000000
King Vuniyayawa0000000
Cameron Smith1000000
James Donaldson0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Connor Wynne0000000
Adam Swift1000000
Carlos Tuimavave1000000
Mahe Fonua0000000
Bureta Faraimo0000000
Josh Reynolds0001000
Marc Sneyd0200000
Chris Satae0000000
Danny Houghton0000000
Ligi Sao0000000
Jordan Lane0000000
Manu Ma'u0000000
Joe Cator0000000
Interchanges
Jordan Johnstone0000000
Brad Fash0000000
Josh Bowden0000000
Cameron Scott0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards