• Hull Kingston Rovers
  • 26 - 6

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Hull Kingston Rovers
  • HT 16 - 6
  • Leeds Rhinos
23rd April 2021 | KO 18:00 | Hull College Craven Park | Betfred Super League

Hull KR 26 Leeds Rhinos 6

SL.Rd4. HKR v Rhinos. Fri23rdApr2021.© MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Leeds Rhinos came away from Hull College Craven Park with a disappointing result as Hull KR ran out 26-6 victors, thanks to a hat trick from Kane Linnett.

The Rhinos welcomed back a host of players from injury including last season’s top try scorer Ash Handley, Konrad Hurrell and Richie Myler who came into the starting lineup. Bodene Thompson and King Vuniyayawa were included on the bench alongside Jack Broadbent and Brad Dwyer. Myler, who was making his 250th Super League appearance, joined Kyle Eastmond for the first time in the halves and Rhyse Martin’s move back into second row prompted James Donaldson, who previously played for the Robins, to be selected at loose forward. Ryan Hall faced his former side for the first time since returning to Super League with Hull KR and centre Brad Takairangi, like his opposite man Hurrell, made his first appearance of the new season. Leeds loanee Muizz Mustapha also faced his parent club off the bench.

From kick off, an error from Alex Mellor put Leeds under immediate pressure and Rovers camped themselves on the Leeds try line. Even though the Rhinos defended their line successfully, Kruise Leeming lost the ball in the tackle and the home side took the ball away again close to the try line but Jordan Abdull’s cross field kick was dropped by debutant Takairangi and Leeds survived.

Even though the Rhinos started to work themselves into the game, Rovers made sure they made their early pressure count by feeding Ryan Hall for the first try of the game. Rovers worked their way from their own 20 metre line, following a great attacking set by the visitors, and on the fifth tackle Abdull’s cross field kick was caught in the glare of the sun, allowing Hall to beat Tom Briscoe to the ball and touch down to make him the second highest try scorer in Super League.

Hall helped in the home side’s second try only minutes later. A cut out ball from man of the match Abdull set the winger free down the right edge but the cover defence from the Rhinos shut the move down. Moving across the field, Luis Johnson’s quick play of the ball enabled Abdull to feed Matt Parcell, who beat Alex Mellor and Handley to the try line. Leeds tried to steady the ship over the next ten minutes but Kane Linnett added his name to the scoresheet with only 25 minutes on the clock. Off the back of a repeat set, Adbull was once again the architect, grubber kicking the ball into the in goal area for Linnett to touch down. Abdull converted both tries to make the score 16-0.

Richard Agar chose to introduce Brad Dwyer and Bodene Thompson to the action and Dwyer had an instant impact to get the Rhinos back in the match. Hull KR were caught offside when Leeds were in dangerous territory, earning the visitors a new set of six and with Myler marshalling the troops, his cut out pass to Donaldson provided a great foundation for Leeds to build under the posts. A quick play of the ball from the Leeds loose forward was perfect for Dwyer, who picked up the ball and dashed for the tryline, beating two Rovers defenders to score by the posts. Ash Handley stepped up to take on the kicking duties with Martin off the field and converted to cut the score down to ten points.

With three minutes to go, Rovers thought they had put the game out of sight when Parcell went from dummy half again but Myler produced a second try saving effort of the game to deny the hooker. The home side had one last opportunity to add points to the scoreboard before the half time break, Thompson being penalised for a ruck infringement, but Abdull’s penalty kick from the half way line came up short, sending the teams into the break with the score at 16-6.

 

Leeds came out of the traps with a point to prove at the start of the second half and great play between Dwyer and Eastmond looked positive as the Rhinos forced a repeat set, only for Handley to drop the ball on a sweeping play. Hull KR made the visitors pay, forcing a new set of six for themselves and then another quick play of the ball for Parcell gave the hooker time to feed Linnett, who powered over for his second try of the night.

Fourteen points separated the sides on the scoreboard but Leeds continued to apply pressure on Rovers to try get back in the match. On the hour mark, Luke Briscoe had a chance to dive in the corner, thanks to a move involving Hurrell and Myler, but the winger was denied by referee Marcus Griffiths, who judged the winger to be in touch. Hull KR had a similar opportunity minutes later with Ethan Ryan but Mellor’s crunching tackle sent the winger on the sideline.

Time was running out for Leeds going into the last fifteen minutes but quick thinking by Myler seemed to set the Rhinos on their way to a comeback. Off the back of an offside call against Hull KR, the Leeds half back tried to play the ball quickly and pass for Dwyer who took the pass to score a certain try under the posts, but referee Griffiths called the pass forward and sin binned Myler for dissent. With the extra man, Rovers trundled down the field and Abdull’s flat pass for Linnett gave the second rower his hat trick try. Abdull converted to put the game out of sight.

It was all too late for Leeds, who continued to defend until the end, even with twelve men on the field but it wasn’t enough, Hull KR consigning the Rhinos to their third successive defeat with a 26-6 result.

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SL.Rd4. HKR v Rhinos. Fri23rdApr2021.© MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Leeds Rhinos came away from Hull College Craven Park with a disappointing result as Hull KR ran out 26-6 victors, thanks to a hat trick from Kane Linnett.

The Rhinos welcomed back a host of players from injury including last season’s top try scorer Ash Handley, Konrad Hurrell and Richie Myler who came into the starting lineup. Bodene Thompson and King Vuniyayawa were included on the bench alongside Jack Broadbent and Brad Dwyer. Myler, who was making his 250th Super League appearance, joined Kyle Eastmond for the first time in the halves and Rhyse Martin’s move back into second row prompted James Donaldson, who previously played for the Robins, to be selected at loose forward. Ryan Hall faced his former side for the first time since returning to Super League with Hull KR and centre Brad Takairangi, like his opposite man Hurrell, made his first appearance of the new season. Leeds loanee Muizz Mustapha also faced his parent club off the bench.

From kick off, an error from Alex Mellor put Leeds under immediate pressure and Rovers camped themselves on the Leeds try line. Even though the Rhinos defended their line successfully, Kruise Leeming lost the ball in the tackle and the home side took the ball away again close to the try line but Jordan Abdull’s cross field kick was dropped by debutant Takairangi and Leeds survived.

Even though the Rhinos started to work themselves into the game, Rovers made sure they made their early pressure count by feeding Ryan Hall for the first try of the game. Rovers worked their way from their own 20 metre line, following a great attacking set by the visitors, and on the fifth tackle Abdull’s cross field kick was caught in the glare of the sun, allowing Hall to beat Tom Briscoe to the ball and touch down to make him the second highest try scorer in Super League.

Hall helped in the home side’s second try only minutes later. A cut out ball from man of the match Abdull set the winger free down the right edge but the cover defence from the Rhinos shut the move down. Moving across the field, Luis Johnson’s quick play of the ball enabled Abdull to feed Matt Parcell, who beat Alex Mellor and Handley to the try line. Leeds tried to steady the ship over the next ten minutes but Kane Linnett added his name to the scoresheet with only 25 minutes on the clock. Off the back of a repeat set, Adbull was once again the architect, grubber kicking the ball into the in goal area for Linnett to touch down. Abdull converted both tries to make the score 16-0.

Richard Agar chose to introduce Brad Dwyer and Bodene Thompson to the action and Dwyer had an instant impact to get the Rhinos back in the match. Hull KR were caught offside when Leeds were in dangerous territory, earning the visitors a new set of six and with Myler marshalling the troops, his cut out pass to Donaldson provided a great foundation for Leeds to build under the posts. A quick play of the ball from the Leeds loose forward was perfect for Dwyer, who picked up the ball and dashed for the tryline, beating two Rovers defenders to score by the posts. Ash Handley stepped up to take on the kicking duties with Martin off the field and converted to cut the score down to ten points.

With three minutes to go, Rovers thought they had put the game out of sight when Parcell went from dummy half again but Myler produced a second try saving effort of the game to deny the hooker. The home side had one last opportunity to add points to the scoreboard before the half time break, Thompson being penalised for a ruck infringement, but Abdull’s penalty kick from the half way line came up short, sending the teams into the break with the score at 16-6.

 

Leeds came out of the traps with a point to prove at the start of the second half and great play between Dwyer and Eastmond looked positive as the Rhinos forced a repeat set, only for Handley to drop the ball on a sweeping play. Hull KR made the visitors pay, forcing a new set of six for themselves and then another quick play of the ball for Parcell gave the hooker time to feed Linnett, who powered over for his second try of the night.

Fourteen points separated the sides on the scoreboard but Leeds continued to apply pressure on Rovers to try get back in the match. On the hour mark, Luke Briscoe had a chance to dive in the corner, thanks to a move involving Hurrell and Myler, but the winger was denied by referee Marcus Griffiths, who judged the winger to be in touch. Hull KR had a similar opportunity minutes later with Ethan Ryan but Mellor’s crunching tackle sent the winger on the sideline.

Time was running out for Leeds going into the last fifteen minutes but quick thinking by Myler seemed to set the Rhinos on their way to a comeback. Off the back of an offside call against Hull KR, the Leeds half back tried to play the ball quickly and pass for Dwyer who took the pass to score a certain try under the posts, but referee Griffiths called the pass forward and sin binned Myler for dissent. With the extra man, Rovers trundled down the field and Abdull’s flat pass for Linnett gave the second rower his hat trick try. Abdull converted to put the game out of sight.

It was all too late for Leeds, who continued to defend until the end, even with twelve men on the field but it wasn’t enough, Hull KR consigning the Rhinos to their third successive defeat with a 26-6 result.

Team Performance

Goals

3

1

Tries

5

1

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
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Tom Briscoe0000000
Alex Sutcliffe0000000
Konrad Hurrell0000000
Luke Briscoe0000000
Richie Myler0001000
Kyle Eastmond0000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Kruise Leeming0000000
Matt Prior0000000
Alex Mellor0000000
Rhyse Martin0000000
James Donaldson0000000
Interchanges
Brad Dwyer1000000
King Vuniyayawa0000000
Bodene Thompson0000000
Jack Broadbent0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Adam Quinlan0000000
Ethan Ryan0000000
Brad Takairangi0000000
Shaun Kenny-Dowall0000000
Ryan Hall1000000
Rowan Milnes0000000
Jordan Abdull0300000
Albert Vete0000000
Matt Parcell1000000
George King0000000
Kane Linnett3000000
Luis Johnson0000000
George Lawler0000000
Interchanges
Dean Hadley0000000
Jez Litten0000000
Matty Storton0000000
Muizz Mustapha0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards