• Hull FC
  • 25 - 24

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Hull FC
  • HT 6 - 6
  • Leeds Rhinos
27th August 2005 | KO 14:30 | Principality Stadium | RL Challenge Cup

Hull FC 25 Leeds Rhinos 24

There was bitter disappointed for the Rhinos once again at Cardiff as they lost out to a last gasp try at the Millennium Stadium.

The opening exchangers were as rough and tough as expected by these two uncompromising packs.  Leeds got the first try of the game after 14 minutes when Kevin Sinfield kicked a bomb to the corner which Motu Tony and Gareth Raynor made a hash of catch and Mark Calderwood was quickest to react. Steve Ganson refered the decision to the video ref who awarded a penalty try after Calderwood had been held back trying to ground the ball initially. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 6-0 to the Rhinos.

Tony made a mends through when Hull hit back after 26 minutes, he chipped over the Leeds defence, regathered his own kick on the full and touched down in the same movement.

Keith Senior did not appear for the Rhinos at the start of the second half and there was more bad news for Leeds when former player Gareth Raynor crossed for Hull’s second try of the game after 45 minutes.

The Rhinos were finally able to build some pressure and from a repeat set of six Danny Ward crashed over for a try. Sinfield’s conversion levelling the game again after 50 minutes.

However, Hull hit straight back but it came through a horrendous error by Marcus Bai. Hull had kicked through into the Leeds in goal area which had been dealt with by Bai. However, instead of being caught and forcing a drop out he tried to offload to Richard Mathers and Whiting was on hand to claim the simplest of tries.

That lead was extended further when Danny Brough added a drop goal from 17 metres out in the next set of six.
The Rhinos were then handed a lifeline when Mark Calderwood produced a fantastic solo effort, bursting through two would be tacklers 30 metres out before out pacing Whiting to touchdown. Sinfield added the conversion and Leeds were within touching distance of the lead again.

And from the next set they had it. The Rhinos moved the ball upfield with purpose before Richard Mathers produced a great cross field kick which was collected by Marcus Bai and raced round to score under the posts and given Sinfield a regulation kick to make it 24-19 after 69 minutes.

However, there was a final twist in the tail and a cruel one for the Rhinos. With two minutes remaining, Paul Cooke stepped through the cover tackle and touched down under the posts given Brough a simple conversion to win it.
 

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There was bitter disappointed for the Rhinos once again at Cardiff as they lost out to a last gasp try at the Millennium Stadium.

The opening exchangers were as rough and tough as expected by these two uncompromising packs.  Leeds got the first try of the game after 14 minutes when Kevin Sinfield kicked a bomb to the corner which Motu Tony and Gareth Raynor made a hash of catch and Mark Calderwood was quickest to react. Steve Ganson refered the decision to the video ref who awarded a penalty try after Calderwood had been held back trying to ground the ball initially. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 6-0 to the Rhinos.

Tony made a mends through when Hull hit back after 26 minutes, he chipped over the Leeds defence, regathered his own kick on the full and touched down in the same movement.

Keith Senior did not appear for the Rhinos at the start of the second half and there was more bad news for Leeds when former player Gareth Raynor crossed for Hull’s second try of the game after 45 minutes.

The Rhinos were finally able to build some pressure and from a repeat set of six Danny Ward crashed over for a try. Sinfield’s conversion levelling the game again after 50 minutes.

However, Hull hit straight back but it came through a horrendous error by Marcus Bai. Hull had kicked through into the Leeds in goal area which had been dealt with by Bai. However, instead of being caught and forcing a drop out he tried to offload to Richard Mathers and Whiting was on hand to claim the simplest of tries.

That lead was extended further when Danny Brough added a drop goal from 17 metres out in the next set of six.
The Rhinos were then handed a lifeline when Mark Calderwood produced a fantastic solo effort, bursting through two would be tacklers 30 metres out before out pacing Whiting to touchdown. Sinfield added the conversion and Leeds were within touching distance of the lead again.

And from the next set they had it. The Rhinos moved the ball upfield with purpose before Richard Mathers produced a great cross field kick which was collected by Marcus Bai and raced round to score under the posts and given Sinfield a regulation kick to make it 24-19 after 69 minutes.

However, there was a final twist in the tail and a cruel one for the Rhinos. With two minutes remaining, Paul Cooke stepped through the cover tackle and touched down under the posts given Brough a simple conversion to win it.
 

Team Performance

Goals

4

4

Tries

4

4

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Richie Mathers0000000
Mark Calderwood2000000
Chev Walker0000000
Keith Senior0000000
Marcus Bai1000000
Kevin Sinfield MBE0400000
Rob Burrow MBE0000000
Ryan Bailey0000000
Matt Diskin0000000
Danny Ward1000000
Ali Lauitiiti0000000
Chris McKenna0000000
Gareth Ellis0000000
Interchanges
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Willie Poching0000000
Danny McGuire0000000
Andrew Dunemann0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Nathan Blacklock0000000
Motu Tony1000000
Richard Whiting1000000
Kirk Yeaman0000000
Gareth Raynor1000000
Richard Horne0000000
Danny Brough0410000
Ewan Dowes0000000
Richard Swain0000000
Garreth Carvell0000000
Shayne McMenemy0000000
Stephen Kearney0000000
Paul Cooke1000000
Interchanges
Paul King0000000
Chris Chester0000000
Jamie Thackray0000000
Tom Saxton0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards