• Hull FC
  • 34 - 10

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

Season So Far

Metres Gained

17,003

Tackles Made
4,438
Missed Tackles
448
Penalties Conceded

100

Total Carries

2,242

Total Passes

2,630

Clean Breaks

98

Errors

147

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

12

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

578

Top Metre Maker

1,498

Konrad Hurrell
Top Tackler

398

Trent Merrin

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.

 

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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

Metres Gained
Hull FC

1396

Leeds Rhinos

1134

Carries
Hull FC

201

Leeds Rhinos

152

Passes
Hull FC Leeds Rhinos

246

225

Tackles
Hull FC Leeds Rhinos

311

367

Missed Tackles

Hull FC

38

Leeds Rhinos

37

Clean Breaks

Hull FC

10

Leeds Rhinos

5

Attacking Kicks

17

11

Dummy Half Metres

142

123

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

5

1

Penalties Conceded

8

10

Tries

6

2

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker001101418405.002000000
Tom Briscoe10712609717.910100000
Harry Newman111913409657.202000000
Konrad Hurrell009321001516010.732100000
Ash Handley000021110797.901000000
Tuimoala Lolohea002345145142.800301100
Richard Myler002325057344.900000001
Nathaniel Peteru00274110161408.800000011
Matt Parcell002632004317.803000002
Mikolaj Oledzki0026501099310.300000001
Brett Ferres0023112011666.000100000
Liam Sutcliffe0041921010626.200100001
Trent Merrin00521026012937.810000002
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson002032007476.700000020
Brad Singleton001653106284.700000001
James Donaldson002561009717.901100001
Brad Dwyer001923005408.004000000
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jamie Shaul1050140181096.112100011
Ratu Naulago109343110636.330100001
Carlos Tuimavave00205230181367.613000050
Josh Griffin001032101313710.501200001
Bureta Faraimo0041141161318.200200010
Albert Kelly1118274215442.910200001
Marc Sneyd11121241112574.800105100
Mickey Paea0028821010575.700000000
Danny Houghton0145921068113.515100000
Masimbaashe Matongo1024431011726.500000001
Mark Minichiello0116214088010.020000000
Interchanges
Sika Manu01388340161197.411100040
Joe Westerman001831005224.400000001
Scott Taylor00231200181337.400000010
Dean Hadley1023320210616.101000010
Jordan Thompson00913008516.400000001
Gareth Ellis00930307436.100000001
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card