• Hull FC
  • 34 - 10

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Hull FC
  • HT 30 - 10
  • Leeds Rhinos
8th March 2019 | KO 19:45 | KCOM Stadium | Betfred Super League

Hull FC 34 Leeds Rhinos 10

Gareth Ellis of Hull FC and Brad Singleton of Leeds Rhinos.

Leeds Rhinos suffered a 34-10 defeat at Hull FC having led early on at the KCOM Stadium through tries from Harry Newman and Tom Briscoe before conceding five tries before half time from the home side.

Head Coach Dave Furner was forced to make a late change to his starting line up when Carl Ablett was forced out of his return game with an ankle injury. That meant youngster Newman found himself in the starting line up with Brad Dwyer being drafted onto the bench.

The Rhinos made a dream start when Newman crossed for his first senior try for the club. Leeds had enjoyed the best of the early exchanges and Newman found a gap before diving over. Lolohea added the conversion from wide out to make it 6-0 after seven minutes.

The lead was increased three minutes later when Newman turned provider with a well timed pass to put Briscoe in space. The former Hull man still had plenty to do but he evaded the cover and dived over to score in front of the travelling fans. Lolohea hit the post with his conversion attempt but Leeds were good value for their 10-0 lead.

However, the Rhinos then endured a nightmare 22 minutes as they conceded thirty unanswered points before half time. Albert Kelly got the home side going with a wide pass that Ash Handley attempted to intercept but could not get his fingertips to it giving Ratu Naulago a simple run in at the corner. Sneyd added the conversion to cut the Rhinos lead to 10-6 after 18 minutes.

Jack Walker went close soon after that try but back to back penalties against the Rhinos gave Hull great field position and they made the most of it when Masi Matongo went over from close range. Sneyd added the conversion to give his side the lead for the first time.

However, the Airlie Birds then took the game away from the visitors with two more tries in quick succession without Leeds having possession. The first came from a break in midfield which Sneyd supported before racing through to score behind the posts.

Then in the next set saw Hull cross again, this time it was Jamie Shaul who burst through the Rhinos defensive line before rounding Walker to score between the posts. Sneyd converted both tries to put his side into a commanding position at 24-10 with less than ten minutes to go until half time.

Once again it was a penalty that put the Rhinos under pressure and Hull soon crossed for their fifth try when Kelly cut back inside the defence and touched down at the foot of the upright. Sneyd added the simple conversion to make it 30-10 at half time.

The Rhinos managed to shore up their defence after the break to stem the flow with Hull crossing for the only try in the second half following a mess in the corner as Leeds failed to deal with a cross field kick and Dean Hadley popped up to touch the ball down.

The visitors created a number of half chances, most notably on three occasions when Briscoe found himself in space only for the pass destined for him to be knocked down by some desperate home defence but Hull were deserved winners in the end.

 

Team Performance

Goals

0

1

Tries

0

2

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Jack Walker0000000
Tom Briscoe1000000
Harry Newman1000000
Konrad Hurrell0000000
Ash Handley0000000
Tuimoala Lolohea0100000
Richie Myler0000000
Nathaniel Peteru0000000
Matt Parcell0000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Brett Ferres0000000
Liam Sutcliffe0000000
Trent Merrin0000000
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson0000000
Brad Singleton0000000
Brad Dwyer0000000
James Donaldson0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards