• Leeds Rhinos
  • 16 - 32

  • Hull Kingston Rovers
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 8 - 14
  • Hull Kingston Rovers
12th July 2019 | KO 19:45 | Emerald Headingley Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

38,544

Tackles Made
9,728
Missed Tackles
1,027
Penalties Conceded

223

Total Carries

5,155

Total Passes

5,378

Clean Breaks

211

Errors

346

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

22

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

1,470

Top Metre Maker

3,248

Ash Handley
Top Tackler

902

Trent Merrin

Leeds Rhinos 16 Hull KR 32

By Will Hopper

Leeds Rhinos were unable to make it three wins on the bounce as they fell to defeat to fellow Betfred Super League strugglers Hull Kingston Rovers.

It was Hull KR who started the brighter of the two sides in this four-pointer. The visitors thought they’d got themselves an early try but an excellent last-ditch tackle from Ash Handley prevented Ben Crooks from opening the scoring.

Rovers didn’t have to wait long to get the opening try as Matt Parcell, on loan from The Rhinos, picked up the ball five metres out and scooted his way through the Leeds defence to score. Despite Craig Hall missing both the conversion and a penalty kick, Hull KR doubled their lead when Kane Linnett scored down the left-hand side. Hall’s terrible night with the boot continued having missed the conversion once more.

The visitors then scored their third try through Adam Quinlan and this time Josh Drinkwater stepped up for kicking duty. He was able to successfully fire the ball through the sticks to make the score 14-0.

The Rhinos’ response was rapid though with two quick tries before halftime. First, Brad Dwyer picked up the ball from dummy half and weaved his way through the visitors’ defence before stretching out to score. Then Liam Sutcliffe had too much strength for Rovers’ Ben Crooks to handle when he powered his way over the try line. Both tries went unconverted but the deficit was cut to single digits.

It was the worst possible start to the second half for Leeds as Hull KR scored an early penalty kick and then a try through Harvey Livett. Hall shook off his first half jitters with the boot as he converted the try and pushed the score out to 22-8.

Kane Linnett scored his second try of the game after Danny McGuire’s perfectly placed grubber kick stopped dead in the path of the Rovers centre. Hall missed his fourth conversion of the evening so up stepped Drinkwater once more for the next penalty kick. However, Drinkwater was unable to convert the penalty from long range and The Rhinos nearly ran the whole length of the pitch to score.

It was a beautiful combination of passes from youngsters Jack Walker and Harry Newman that cut open Hull KR’s defence. Unfortunately for Leeds, Ava Seumanufagai was held just short of the line in what would have been a remarkable try.

Leeds eventually did score when Konrad Hurrell caught Rob Lui’s pass at full speed and touched down on the left wing. Rhyse Martin was unable to convert his first attempt on home soil and the score remained 26-12.

Despite the missed conversion, Martin was able to score his first try on his home debut and the fightback was on. It was a beautiful short ball from Lui that dissected the Rovers defence and sent the Headingley debutant over the line. The resulting conversion was missed but the visitors lead was now cut down to ten points with just ten minutes remaining.

Hull KR tried to take as much time as they could with every possession in order to secure the result and a late penalty, try and missed conversion from Hall ended the match at 32-12.

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Leeds Rhinos 16 Hull KR 32

By Will Hopper

Leeds Rhinos were unable to make it three wins on the bounce as they fell to defeat to fellow Betfred Super League strugglers Hull Kingston Rovers.

It was Hull KR who started the brighter of the two sides in this four-pointer. The visitors thought they’d got themselves an early try but an excellent last-ditch tackle from Ash Handley prevented Ben Crooks from opening the scoring.

Rovers didn’t have to wait long to get the opening try as Matt Parcell, on loan from The Rhinos, picked up the ball five metres out and scooted his way through the Leeds defence to score. Despite Craig Hall missing both the conversion and a penalty kick, Hull KR doubled their lead when Kane Linnett scored down the left-hand side. Hall’s terrible night with the boot continued having missed the conversion once more.

The visitors then scored their third try through Adam Quinlan and this time Josh Drinkwater stepped up for kicking duty. He was able to successfully fire the ball through the sticks to make the score 14-0.

The Rhinos’ response was rapid though with two quick tries before halftime. First, Brad Dwyer picked up the ball from dummy half and weaved his way through the visitors’ defence before stretching out to score. Then Liam Sutcliffe had too much strength for Rovers’ Ben Crooks to handle when he powered his way over the try line. Both tries went unconverted but the deficit was cut to single digits.

It was the worst possible start to the second half for Leeds as Hull KR scored an early penalty kick and then a try through Harvey Livett. Hall shook off his first half jitters with the boot as he converted the try and pushed the score out to 22-8.

Kane Linnett scored his second try of the game after Danny McGuire’s perfectly placed grubber kick stopped dead in the path of the Rovers centre. Hall missed his fourth conversion of the evening so up stepped Drinkwater once more for the next penalty kick. However, Drinkwater was unable to convert the penalty from long range and The Rhinos nearly ran the whole length of the pitch to score.

It was a beautiful combination of passes from youngsters Jack Walker and Harry Newman that cut open Hull KR’s defence. Unfortunately for Leeds, Ava Seumanufagai was held just short of the line in what would have been a remarkable try.

Leeds eventually did score when Konrad Hurrell caught Rob Lui’s pass at full speed and touched down on the left wing. Rhyse Martin was unable to convert his first attempt on home soil and the score remained 26-12.

Despite the missed conversion, Martin was able to score his first try on his home debut and the fightback was on. It was a beautiful short ball from Lui that dissected the Rovers defence and sent the Headingley debutant over the line. The resulting conversion was missed but the visitors lead was now cut down to ten points with just ten minutes remaining.

Hull KR tried to take as much time as they could with every possession in order to secure the result and a late penalty, try and missed conversion from Hall ended the match at 32-12.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

1149

Hull Kingston Rovers

1356

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

157

Hull Kingston Rovers

192

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Hull Kingston Rovers

171

221

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Hull Kingston Rovers

328

271

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

40

Hull Kingston Rovers

31

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

4

Hull Kingston Rovers

9

Attacking Kicks

6

10

Dummy Half Metres

167

121

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

0

4

Penalties Conceded

10

10

Tries

4

6

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker001111801213411.214000020
Tom Briscoe006102011918.310200010
Harry Newman0016631012594.902200040
Konrad Hurrell1082540131158.810200020
Ash Handley0061310151197.903000030
Robert Lui021722257395.600000001
Richard Myler01161401100.000400001
Adam Cuthbertson002223109758.301000002
Brad Dwyer102593407365.115300011
Ava Seumanufagai00281013012957.900000000
Liam Sutcliffe101822104246.000000200
Rhyse Martin1028421011807.300000210
Trent Merrin004411410161247.800100032
Interchanges
Brett Ferres012672005275.400100001
Cameron Smith001771009657.200000010
James Donaldson001832208435.400100001
Shaun Lunt002222005234.605100001
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Adam Quinlan115003012463.801100000
Craig Hall10000107568.010103500
Jimmy Keinhorst0123364011666.021000001
Kane Linnett2060230131108.511000010
Ben Crooks0061150141208.610300010
Danny McGuire0211013513735.611100010
Josh Drinkwater008310212665.500001111
Daniel Murray00276110161046.510000010
Matt Parcell1035222311706.4010000011
Luis Johnson0016331066110.210000000
Joel Tomkins00242320181106.102000021
Interchanges
Weller Hauraki0024623012857.100000002
George Lawler0027111010545.400100001
Mose Masoe001205207649.100000000
Mitchell Garbutt00263230211929.101100012
Chris Atkin01000104276.803000000
Harvey Livett1021415055210.410000011
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