• Hull FC
  • 24 - 52

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Hull FC
  • HT 12 - 30
  • Leeds Rhinos
14th April 2017 | KO 15:00 | KCOM Stadium | Betfred Super League

Hull FC 24 Leeds Rhinos 52

Leeds Rhinos ran in eight tries to complete a comprehensive Good Friday afternoon win at Hull FC.

The Rhinos looked to seize the early initiative on the back of some early penalties against the home side. A clever kick from Danny McGuire was rewarded with a repeat set and Leeds then made their pressure count when a bit hit from Anthony Mullally, starting at loose forward, forced an error from the Airlie Birds.  The Rhinos kept the ball alive through Adam Cuthbertson and Matt Parcell before the hooker popped up a pass to McGuire, who stepped back across the sliding defence and raced through the gap to score.  Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after just seven minutes.

Hull FC managed to level the game four minutes later on the last tackle. Leeds had looked like they had seen off the danger but an offload on the last unsettled both teams and Albert Kelly was quickest to react, picking up and kicking high to the corner in the same movement for Steve Michaels to score in the corner. Marc Sneyd added the conversion to level the game.

The Rhinos enjoyed the majority of territory after that and re-took the lead after 17 minutes. Hull had defended their line desperately but when play was stopped for an injury to a home player, the Airlie Birds were caught flat footed at the restart and brilliant cut out pass by McGuire put Ryan Hall over in the corner. Sutcliffe added the touchline conversion to put the Rhinos 12-6 in front.

The visitors then took control of the game with two quick tries. The first came from Matt Parcell, his fifth in six games, before Joel Moon punished an error from Hull with a great solo effort after picking up Brett Delaney’s blocked grubber kick. Sutcliffe converted both tries.

Hull did get a try back through Scott Taylor despite the claims of Ashton Golding that he had held up the forward. However, Leeds extended their lead before the break when Hall broke from inside his own half and set up the position for Joel Moon to terrorize the Hull defence again before stretching out to score. Sutcliffe missed the conversion but added a penalty with the last kick of the half to make it 30-12 at the break.

The next score looked like it could be crucial and it was Hull who got it when Jamie Shaul broke through. Ashton Golding, with his thigh heavily strapped, manfully chased him all the way but to no avail. It was the full backs last piece of action as he was replaced after that and will be a doubt for Easter Monday.

Liam Sutcliffe extended his side lead at the second attempt after missing an earlier penalty but Hull immediately got themselves back into the game when they regathered the kick off through Watts. He was stopped but McGuire was sin binned after a team warning and Minichiello crossed for Hull soon after. Sneyd’s conversion cut the gap to 32-24 and the home side seemed to have the momentum.

But Leeds rallied well and another Sutcliffe penalty was followed by a sin binning for Gareth Ellis after  team warning for Hull.

The Rhinos finished the stronger and Watkins produced a great show of strength to get his arm out of the tackle and score.

Mitch Garbutt then scored his first try of the season before Anthony Mullally rampaged his way to the line to bring up the half century.  Rob Burrow converted the last try after Sutcliffe was rested following a good showing of 9 goals from 11 attempts to complete the win.

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Hull FC 24 Leeds Rhinos 52

Leeds Rhinos ran in eight tries to complete a comprehensive Good Friday afternoon win at Hull FC.

The Rhinos looked to seize the early initiative on the back of some early penalties against the home side. A clever kick from Danny McGuire was rewarded with a repeat set and Leeds then made their pressure count when a bit hit from Anthony Mullally, starting at loose forward, forced an error from the Airlie Birds.  The Rhinos kept the ball alive through Adam Cuthbertson and Matt Parcell before the hooker popped up a pass to McGuire, who stepped back across the sliding defence and raced through the gap to score.  Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after just seven minutes.

Hull FC managed to level the game four minutes later on the last tackle. Leeds had looked like they had seen off the danger but an offload on the last unsettled both teams and Albert Kelly was quickest to react, picking up and kicking high to the corner in the same movement for Steve Michaels to score in the corner. Marc Sneyd added the conversion to level the game.

The Rhinos enjoyed the majority of territory after that and re-took the lead after 17 minutes. Hull had defended their line desperately but when play was stopped for an injury to a home player, the Airlie Birds were caught flat footed at the restart and brilliant cut out pass by McGuire put Ryan Hall over in the corner. Sutcliffe added the touchline conversion to put the Rhinos 12-6 in front.

The visitors then took control of the game with two quick tries. The first came from Matt Parcell, his fifth in six games, before Joel Moon punished an error from Hull with a great solo effort after picking up Brett Delaney’s blocked grubber kick. Sutcliffe converted both tries.

Hull did get a try back through Scott Taylor despite the claims of Ashton Golding that he had held up the forward. However, Leeds extended their lead before the break when Hall broke from inside his own half and set up the position for Joel Moon to terrorize the Hull defence again before stretching out to score. Sutcliffe missed the conversion but added a penalty with the last kick of the half to make it 30-12 at the break.

The next score looked like it could be crucial and it was Hull who got it when Jamie Shaul broke through. Ashton Golding, with his thigh heavily strapped, manfully chased him all the way but to no avail. It was the full backs last piece of action as he was replaced after that and will be a doubt for Easter Monday.

Liam Sutcliffe extended his side lead at the second attempt after missing an earlier penalty but Hull immediately got themselves back into the game when they regathered the kick off through Watts. He was stopped but McGuire was sin binned after a team warning and Minichiello crossed for Hull soon after. Sneyd’s conversion cut the gap to 32-24 and the home side seemed to have the momentum.

But Leeds rallied well and another Sutcliffe penalty was followed by a sin binning for Gareth Ellis after  team warning for Hull.

The Rhinos finished the stronger and Watkins produced a great show of strength to get his arm out of the tackle and score.

Mitch Garbutt then scored his first try of the season before Anthony Mullally rampaged his way to the line to bring up the half century.  Rob Burrow converted the last try after Sutcliffe was rested following a good showing of 9 goals from 11 attempts to complete the win.

Team Performance

Goals

0

10

Tries

0

8

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Ashton Golding0000000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Kallum Watkins1000000
Liam Sutcliffe0900000
Ryan Hall1000000
Danny McGuire1001000
Joel Moon2000000
Mitchell Garbutt1000000
Matt Parcell1000000
Adam Cuthbertson0000000
Brett Delaney0000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Anthony Mullally1000000
Interchanges
Keith Galloway0000000
Stevie Ward0000000
Jordan Baldwinson0000000
Rob Burrow MBE0100000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards