• Hull Kingston Rovers
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  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Hull Kingston Rovers
  • Leeds Rhinos
21st July 2016 | KO 20:00 | KC Lighstream Stadium | Super League

Hull KR 20 Leeds Rhinos 24

Tries from Jimmy Keinhorst, Rob Burrow, James Segeyaro and Ryan Hall secured the Rhinos four home games in the Qualifiers in a hard fought clash with Hull KR.

Having defeated the league leaders in their last two games the Rhinos faced a fellow team from the Qualifiers in their final game of the regular season.
 
Both teams knew a win would secure them four home games in the qualifiers and the opening ten minutes were a cagey affair with neither team able to create too many chances to threaten the opposition.
 
However, it was the home side who opened the scoring when Matty Marsh read Albert Kelly’s through kick perfectly to pick up the ball off the bounce and score. Josh Mantellato added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after 13 minutes.
 
It was the first time in eleven games that the Rhinos had not scored first but they responded in fantastic form with two special tries. Jimmy Keinhorst, who started in the centres in place of Joel Moon after he was ruled out with a knee injury, took a pass from Rob Burrow before shooting through a gap, side stepping the full back and reaching out one handed to score. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to level the score.
 
The Rhinos then took the lead in the next with a finally worked try. The score was created by skilful offloads by Mitch Garbutt and Jamie Jones-Buchanan that eventually put Sutcliffe away. He was tackled by Hull KR were back peddling and Burrow punished them with a classic try from the captain as he skipped and ducked his way through the Rovers defence. Sutcliffe added the conversion again to make it 12-6 after 21 minutes.
 
Leeds had a couple of more half chances but they were punished with three minuts to go in the half when Maurice Blair touched down out wide. Television suggested he may have lost control of the ball but referee Robert Hicks was confident enough to award the try without referring to the video referee Chris Kendall. Mantellato looked to curl his conversion attempt in from wide out but was just wide so it remained 12-10 at half time to the Rhinos.
 
However, Hull KR did get in front within minutes of the re-start.  The score came from a Rhinos attack. A cross field kick was intended for Ryan Hall, it was knocked down and Kelly was quickest to react. He broke up field before kicking back inside to Minns who offloaded to Ken Sio to score a 100 metre try. The video ref was called to check on the onside at the kick on halfway but not a potential knock on from the original kick and the score was awarded. Mantellato added the conversion to extend his side’s lead to 16-12.

The Rhinos were their own worst enemy at times as they tried to battle a way back into the game however they finally got their break through when James Segeyaro supported a break by Galloway and took the offload to score his first try for the club. Sutcliffe added the conversion to put his side back in front at 18-16.

Both teams had chances to win the game after that but as Hull KR looked to attack from deep a spilled pass by Minns was lapped up by Ryan Hall, who picked up and cut back inside to score. Sutcliffe was on target again and looked to have given his side a 24-16 winning margin. 

However, Hull KR scored through Dixon from the kick off and although Mantellato missed the conversion they still had 21 seconds to try and win the game but the Rhinos held on and secured four home games in the Qualifiers.  

 

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Tries from Jimmy Keinhorst, Rob Burrow, James Segeyaro and Ryan Hall secured the Rhinos four home games in the Qualifiers in a hard fought clash with Hull KR.

Having defeated the league leaders in their last two games the Rhinos faced a fellow team from the Qualifiers in their final game of the regular season.
 
Both teams knew a win would secure them four home games in the qualifiers and the opening ten minutes were a cagey affair with neither team able to create too many chances to threaten the opposition.
 
However, it was the home side who opened the scoring when Matty Marsh read Albert Kelly’s through kick perfectly to pick up the ball off the bounce and score. Josh Mantellato added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after 13 minutes.
 
It was the first time in eleven games that the Rhinos had not scored first but they responded in fantastic form with two special tries. Jimmy Keinhorst, who started in the centres in place of Joel Moon after he was ruled out with a knee injury, took a pass from Rob Burrow before shooting through a gap, side stepping the full back and reaching out one handed to score. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to level the score.
 
The Rhinos then took the lead in the next with a finally worked try. The score was created by skilful offloads by Mitch Garbutt and Jamie Jones-Buchanan that eventually put Sutcliffe away. He was tackled by Hull KR were back peddling and Burrow punished them with a classic try from the captain as he skipped and ducked his way through the Rovers defence. Sutcliffe added the conversion again to make it 12-6 after 21 minutes.
 
Leeds had a couple of more half chances but they were punished with three minuts to go in the half when Maurice Blair touched down out wide. Television suggested he may have lost control of the ball but referee Robert Hicks was confident enough to award the try without referring to the video referee Chris Kendall. Mantellato looked to curl his conversion attempt in from wide out but was just wide so it remained 12-10 at half time to the Rhinos.
 
However, Hull KR did get in front within minutes of the re-start.  The score came from a Rhinos attack. A cross field kick was intended for Ryan Hall, it was knocked down and Kelly was quickest to react. He broke up field before kicking back inside to Minns who offloaded to Ken Sio to score a 100 metre try. The video ref was called to check on the onside at the kick on halfway but not a potential knock on from the original kick and the score was awarded. Mantellato added the conversion to extend his side’s lead to 16-12.

The Rhinos were their own worst enemy at times as they tried to battle a way back into the game however they finally got their break through when James Segeyaro supported a break by Galloway and took the offload to score his first try for the club. Sutcliffe added the conversion to put his side back in front at 18-16.

Both teams had chances to win the game after that but as Hull KR looked to attack from deep a spilled pass by Minns was lapped up by Ryan Hall, who picked up and cut back inside to score. Sutcliffe was on target again and looked to have given his side a 24-16 winning margin. 

However, Hull KR scored through Dixon from the kick off and although Mantellato missed the conversion they still had 21 seconds to try and win the game but the Rhinos held on and secured four home games in the Qualifiers.  

 

Team Performance

Goals

2

4

Tries

4

4

Player Performance

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Liam Sutcliffe0400000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Kallum Watkins0000000
Jimmy Keinhorst1000000
Ryan Hall1000000
Jordan Lilley0000000
Rob Burrow MBE1000000
Keith Galloway0000000
James Segeyaro1000000
Brad Singleton0000000
Brett Ferres0000000
Carl Ablett0000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson0000000
Mitchell Garbutt0000000
Mitch Achurch0000000
Ashton Golding0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards