• Hull Kingston Rovers
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28th April 2013 | KO 15:00 | KC Lighstream Stadium | Super League

Hull KR 10 Leeds Rhinos 44

Leeds Rhinos produced a professional performance to run in eight tries to see off Hull KR and move up to third in the Super League table.

Brian McDermott named an unchanged squad for the trip to MS3 Craven Park whilst Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock drafted in loan signing Luke George from Huddersfield Giants for his debut. 

As expected, the Rhinos had to weather an early storm from the home side with Michael Dobson at the heart of it for Rovers. The visitors needed a telling tackle from Zak Hardaker on Josh Hodgson to stop an early attack but having withstood the early pressure the Rhinos then turned defence in to attack.

Leeds opened the scoring after seven minutes when they moved the ball quickly along the backline from a scrum and Ryan Hall showed great strength to go over in the corner. Sinfield pulled his conversion attempt short but his side led 4-0.

Rovers hit the front after 18 minutes when Corey Paterson powered his way over from close range. Leeds looked like they had done enough to keep him up but a second effort took him over the line. Dobson added the conversion to give his side the lead.

However, that was to be the closest that Craig Sandercock’s team would get to the Champions as the Rhinos finished the half with three tries to take a decisive hold on the game.

Brett Delaney crossed for the first of those tries with Paul McShane setting up the chance with his first touch since coming
on. McShane put in a grubber kick that rebounded off the legs of the Rovers defenders, he regathered and passed to Sinfield who put Delaney away.

Hardaker then took advantage of a well timed kick from Burrow to touch down for his side’s third try before Achurch crashed over in the final minute of the half. Sinfield converted the first two to make it 20-6 at the break.

Leeds set about sealing off the win early on in the second half and they did when Joel Moon took Carl Ablett’s pass 40 metres out and burst clear. He dummied to Greg Eden and went over untouched.

The Rhinos had to produce some strong defence in the rest of the half and then finished with a flourish with two tries in the final five minutes. Ian Kirke powered his way over against his former club before Kallum Watkins scored the try of the game after Omari Caro had got a consolation try for the home side. Watkins picked up a kick 20 metres from his own line and beat five would be tacklers before going over for the try. Sinfield, who passed 1500 goals for the club in the game, added the conversion to make the final score 44-10.

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Hull KR 10 Leeds Rhinos 44

Leeds Rhinos produced a professional performance to run in eight tries to see off Hull KR and move up to third in the Super League table.

Brian McDermott named an unchanged squad for the trip to MS3 Craven Park whilst Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock drafted in loan signing Luke George from Huddersfield Giants for his debut. 

As expected, the Rhinos had to weather an early storm from the home side with Michael Dobson at the heart of it for Rovers. The visitors needed a telling tackle from Zak Hardaker on Josh Hodgson to stop an early attack but having withstood the early pressure the Rhinos then turned defence in to attack.

Leeds opened the scoring after seven minutes when they moved the ball quickly along the backline from a scrum and Ryan Hall showed great strength to go over in the corner. Sinfield pulled his conversion attempt short but his side led 4-0.

Rovers hit the front after 18 minutes when Corey Paterson powered his way over from close range. Leeds looked like they had done enough to keep him up but a second effort took him over the line. Dobson added the conversion to give his side the lead.

However, that was to be the closest that Craig Sandercock’s team would get to the Champions as the Rhinos finished the half with three tries to take a decisive hold on the game.

Brett Delaney crossed for the first of those tries with Paul McShane setting up the chance with his first touch since coming
on. McShane put in a grubber kick that rebounded off the legs of the Rovers defenders, he regathered and passed to Sinfield who put Delaney away.

Hardaker then took advantage of a well timed kick from Burrow to touch down for his side’s third try before Achurch crashed over in the final minute of the half. Sinfield converted the first two to make it 20-6 at the break.

Leeds set about sealing off the win early on in the second half and they did when Joel Moon took Carl Ablett’s pass 40 metres out and burst clear. He dummied to Greg Eden and went over untouched.

The Rhinos had to produce some strong defence in the rest of the half and then finished with a flourish with two tries in the final five minutes. Ian Kirke powered his way over against his former club before Kallum Watkins scored the try of the game after Omari Caro had got a consolation try for the home side. Watkins picked up a kick 20 metres from his own line and beat five would be tacklers before going over for the try. Sinfield, who passed 1500 goals for the club in the game, added the conversion to make the final score 44-10.

Team Performance

Goals

1

6

Tries

2

8

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Zak Hardaker1000000
Kallum Watkins2000000
Carl Ablett0000000
Joel Moon1000000
Ryan Hall1000000
Danny McGuire0000000
Kevin Sinfield MBE0600000
Kylie Leuluai0000000
Rob Burrow MBE0000000
Jamie Peacock MBE0000000
Stevie Ward0000000
Brett Delaney1000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Interchanges
Paul McShane0000000
Ian Kirke1000000
Mitch Achurch1000000
Chris Clarkson0000000

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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