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5th March 2015 | KO 20:00 | KCOM Stadium | Super League

Hull FC 12 Leeds Rhinos 43

Leeds Rhinos produced an incredible second half performance to run in seven unanswered tries to seal a memorable fightback at the KC Stadium.

Hull came into the game on the back of two defeats and right from the kick off they were fired up to make amends for those losses. They produced an impressive opening 15 minutes which was virtually ever free and put the pressure right on the Rhinos from the off.
 
Their first try came after Adam Cuthbertson was penalised for passing after the tackle had been completed when Marc Sneyd lost the ball in contact and the Rhinos forward picked up the loose ball when he was lying on the floor. Hull had been building pressure having previously gained a goal line drop out and finally the pressure was made the tell when Leon Pryce jumped highest to collect a cross field kick and score after eight minutes. Sneyd added the conversion to make it 6-0.
 
After that faultless opening from the home side, both teams were then guilty of spilling the ball in midfield and Hull had a try chalked off by the video referees when they spotted players offside chasing Sneyd’s kick which Ryan Hall spilled before Tom Lineham picked up and touched down in the corner.
 
The home side did get a second try after 25 minutes. Once again they had a lucky break in the build up. Joe Westerman appeared to lose the ball trying to offload it in the tackle however the officials judged that a Leeds hand had knocked it down first and gave the home team the scrum. Even with that set back, the Rhinos would have been bitterly disappointed with themselves as they allowed Leon Pryce in for his 200th career try, the half back spinning in the tackle with three men near him before stretching out to put it down one handed. Sneyd doubled his side’s lead with the conversion.
 
The closest the Rhinos came to a try in the first half was when Jamie Jones-Buchanan drove for the line however as he tried to stretch out the ball came loose and the chance was gone.
 
Little had gone right for the Rhinos in the first half however they put that behind them with a blistering start to the second half as they cancelled out the Hull lead inside 180 seconds with two tries. The first was created from the kick off by a brilliant 50 metre break from Brad Singleton, he passed back inside to McGuire to score. Then in the next set, Singleton crossed for a try himself after good work by Mitch Achurch. Sinfield converted both, the first from the touchline to level the game.
 
The Rhinos kept up the pressure and crossed for two more tries before the hour to turn the game on its head. Kallum Watkins created the third try and scored the fourth with some world class centre play. He sprinted passed the defence for the third try before finding McGuire in support and the try was awarded despite home protestations regarding the last pass.  Watkins then made the most of his good work by scoring himself as he raced through the defence, skipped out of the last tackle and went over. Sinfield converted both tries to put his side in a commanding 24-12 lead.
 
Hull were shell shocked at this point and Leeds kept the pressure up with two more tries. The first was a straight forward one as Kylie Leuluai powered his way over from close range before a break from Zak Hardaker create a try for Rob Burrow on his return to the side. Sinfield converted both and then added a drop goal.
 
The incredible second half performance was capped when Burrow made the most of good work by Ablett before kicking ahead and racing around the cover to touch down. Sinfield with the last kick of the game added the conversion to make the final score 43-12 to the visitors.

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Leeds Rhinos produced an incredible second half performance to run in seven unanswered tries to seal a memorable fightback at the KC Stadium.

Hull came into the game on the back of two defeats and right from the kick off they were fired up to make amends for those losses. They produced an impressive opening 15 minutes which was virtually ever free and put the pressure right on the Rhinos from the off.
 
Their first try came after Adam Cuthbertson was penalised for passing after the tackle had been completed when Marc Sneyd lost the ball in contact and the Rhinos forward picked up the loose ball when he was lying on the floor. Hull had been building pressure having previously gained a goal line drop out and finally the pressure was made the tell when Leon Pryce jumped highest to collect a cross field kick and score after eight minutes. Sneyd added the conversion to make it 6-0.
 
After that faultless opening from the home side, both teams were then guilty of spilling the ball in midfield and Hull had a try chalked off by the video referees when they spotted players offside chasing Sneyd’s kick which Ryan Hall spilled before Tom Lineham picked up and touched down in the corner.
 
The home side did get a second try after 25 minutes. Once again they had a lucky break in the build up. Joe Westerman appeared to lose the ball trying to offload it in the tackle however the officials judged that a Leeds hand had knocked it down first and gave the home team the scrum. Even with that set back, the Rhinos would have been bitterly disappointed with themselves as they allowed Leon Pryce in for his 200th career try, the half back spinning in the tackle with three men near him before stretching out to put it down one handed. Sneyd doubled his side’s lead with the conversion.
 
The closest the Rhinos came to a try in the first half was when Jamie Jones-Buchanan drove for the line however as he tried to stretch out the ball came loose and the chance was gone.
 
Little had gone right for the Rhinos in the first half however they put that behind them with a blistering start to the second half as they cancelled out the Hull lead inside 180 seconds with two tries. The first was created from the kick off by a brilliant 50 metre break from Brad Singleton, he passed back inside to McGuire to score. Then in the next set, Singleton crossed for a try himself after good work by Mitch Achurch. Sinfield converted both, the first from the touchline to level the game.
 
The Rhinos kept up the pressure and crossed for two more tries before the hour to turn the game on its head. Kallum Watkins created the third try and scored the fourth with some world class centre play. He sprinted passed the defence for the third try before finding McGuire in support and the try was awarded despite home protestations regarding the last pass.  Watkins then made the most of his good work by scoring himself as he raced through the defence, skipped out of the last tackle and went over. Sinfield converted both tries to put his side in a commanding 24-12 lead.
 
Hull were shell shocked at this point and Leeds kept the pressure up with two more tries. The first was a straight forward one as Kylie Leuluai powered his way over from close range before a break from Zak Hardaker create a try for Rob Burrow on his return to the side. Sinfield converted both and then added a drop goal.
 
The incredible second half performance was capped when Burrow made the most of good work by Ablett before kicking ahead and racing around the cover to touch down. Sinfield with the last kick of the game added the conversion to make the final score 43-12 to the visitors.

Team Performance

Goals

2

7

Tries

2

7

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Zak Hardaker0000000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Kallum Watkins1000000
Joel Moon0000000
Ryan Hall0000000
Kevin Sinfield MBE0710000
Danny McGuire2000000
Adam Cuthbertson0000000
Paul Aiton0000000
Jamie Peacock MBE0000000
Carl Ablett0000000
Stevie Ward0000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Interchanges
Brad Singleton1000000
Rob Burrow MBE2000000
Mitch Achurch0000000
Kylie Leuluai1000000

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PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards