• Leeds Rhinos
  • 35 - 18

  • Wakefield Trinity
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 22 - 10
  • Wakefield Trinity
1st March 2019 | KO 19:45 | Emerald Headingley Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

10,081

Tackles Made
2,631
Missed Tackles
282
Penalties Conceded

62

Total Carries

1,383

Total Passes

1,703

Clean Breaks

63

Errors

92

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

8

Top Passer
Matt Parcell

379

Top Metre Maker

1,132

Konrad Hurrell
Top Tackler

250

Trent Merrin

Leeds Rhinos 18 Wakefield Trinity 35

Konrad Hurrell

Leeds Rhinos suffered a frustrating 35-18 defeat to Wakefield Trinity on their return to Emerald Headingley with two tries apiece for Tom Briscoe and Ash Handley proving not enough for Dave Furner’s side.

The Rhinos got off to a perfect start when they Konrad Hurrell got his side going forward with a rampaging run in midfield. Leeds kept the ball alive and eventually Ash Handley was put over in the corner as quick hands created an overlap to put the winger over in the corner. Lolohea was unable to add the conversion but Leeds had an early 4-0 lead.

However, Wakefield responded with a flurry of points as England winger Tom Johnstone crossed for a hat trick inside ten minutes. A flowing move put Johnstone over in the corner after 13 minutes before Leeds handed Wakefield another chance to attack their line when the restart was put out on the full. The set ended with Johnstone being awarded his second try by video referee James Child.

Johnstone then completed his hat trick by timing his run to perfection to collect the kick on the full ahead of Tom Briscoe to score. Brough converted two of the three tries to give his side a 16-4 lead after 24 minutes.

From the re-start Wakefield allowed the ball to bounce dead and Leeds made the most of some possession in the Trinity half when Tom Briscoe went over despite claims for obstruction in the build up. Lolohea added the conversion from the Main Stand touchline to cut the gap to 16-10 with 14 minutes to go until half time.

However, crucially it was Wakefield who scored the next try. Wakefield had a spell of pressure on the Leeds line and Ryan Hampshire went close before being hauled down illegally. Trinity kept their cool and eventually Kyle Wood went over from dummy half. Danny Brough added the conversion to give his side a 22-10 lead at half time.

Wakefield extended their lead at the start of the second half when Danny Brough kicked a penalty after Myler was penalised for a block when Miller kicked ahead on the last tackle.

Leeds were denied good opportunities soon after. Myler had his kick blocked on the last tackle but referee Kendall said the ball had not been played at and Leeds were forced to rush into a quick on the last tackle having back peddled to collect the loose ball. Then Cameron Smith was denied a try by video referee James Child, who over turned the on field decision after spotting an obstruction in the build up to the score. Finally, after Wakefield had kicked out on the full, Konrad Hurrell took a the ball from a quick 20 metre tap before bursting through up field. Wakefield forward Craig Kopczak appeared to give himself up when the referee blew his whistle following a messy ruck but it was the Rhinos who were left frustrated when Matt Parcell was pulled up for a knock on as Hurrell’s boot caught the ball as it rolled back.

Wakefield made the most of those let offs and put the game to bed with a clinical display of finishing. Firstly Jacob Miller managed to evade the defenders to touch down and then Brough slotted over a drop goal to give his side a 29-10 lead with 17 minutes to play.

Chris Chester’s team wrapped up the points when Reece Lyne put Ben Jones-Bishop away and he found Brough in support to go over for the try. He converted his own try to give the visitors an unassailable 35-10 lead.

The Rhinos did rally late on with Ash Handley and Tom Briscoe both crossing for their second tries of the game whilst their side was reduced to 12 men with Trent Merrin in the sin bin but it could not compensate for a difficult night for the Rhinos on their return to Emerald Headingley.

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Konrad Hurrell

Leeds Rhinos suffered a frustrating 35-18 defeat to Wakefield Trinity on their return to Emerald Headingley with two tries apiece for Tom Briscoe and Ash Handley proving not enough for Dave Furner’s side.

The Rhinos got off to a perfect start when they Konrad Hurrell got his side going forward with a rampaging run in midfield. Leeds kept the ball alive and eventually Ash Handley was put over in the corner as quick hands created an overlap to put the winger over in the corner. Lolohea was unable to add the conversion but Leeds had an early 4-0 lead.

However, Wakefield responded with a flurry of points as England winger Tom Johnstone crossed for a hat trick inside ten minutes. A flowing move put Johnstone over in the corner after 13 minutes before Leeds handed Wakefield another chance to attack their line when the restart was put out on the full. The set ended with Johnstone being awarded his second try by video referee James Child.

Johnstone then completed his hat trick by timing his run to perfection to collect the kick on the full ahead of Tom Briscoe to score. Brough converted two of the three tries to give his side a 16-4 lead after 24 minutes.

From the re-start Wakefield allowed the ball to bounce dead and Leeds made the most of some possession in the Trinity half when Tom Briscoe went over despite claims for obstruction in the build up. Lolohea added the conversion from the Main Stand touchline to cut the gap to 16-10 with 14 minutes to go until half time.

However, crucially it was Wakefield who scored the next try. Wakefield had a spell of pressure on the Leeds line and Ryan Hampshire went close before being hauled down illegally. Trinity kept their cool and eventually Kyle Wood went over from dummy half. Danny Brough added the conversion to give his side a 22-10 lead at half time.

Wakefield extended their lead at the start of the second half when Danny Brough kicked a penalty after Myler was penalised for a block when Miller kicked ahead on the last tackle.

Leeds were denied good opportunities soon after. Myler had his kick blocked on the last tackle but referee Kendall said the ball had not been played at and Leeds were forced to rush into a quick on the last tackle having back peddled to collect the loose ball. Then Cameron Smith was denied a try by video referee James Child, who over turned the on field decision after spotting an obstruction in the build up to the score. Finally, after Wakefield had kicked out on the full, Konrad Hurrell took a the ball from a quick 20 metre tap before bursting through up field. Wakefield forward Craig Kopczak appeared to give himself up when the referee blew his whistle following a messy ruck but it was the Rhinos who were left frustrated when Matt Parcell was pulled up for a knock on as Hurrell’s boot caught the ball as it rolled back.

Wakefield made the most of those let offs and put the game to bed with a clinical display of finishing. Firstly Jacob Miller managed to evade the defenders to touch down and then Brough slotted over a drop goal to give his side a 29-10 lead with 17 minutes to play.

Chris Chester’s team wrapped up the points when Reece Lyne put Ben Jones-Bishop away and he found Brough in support to go over for the try. He converted his own try to give the visitors an unassailable 35-10 lead.

The Rhinos did rally late on with Ash Handley and Tom Briscoe both crossing for their second tries of the game whilst their side was reduced to 12 men with Trent Merrin in the sin bin but it could not compensate for a difficult night for the Rhinos on their return to Emerald Headingley.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

1093

Wakefield Trinity

1289

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

148

Wakefield Trinity

181

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Wakefield Trinity

191

231

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Wakefield Trinity

336

288

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

34

Wakefield Trinity

31

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

8

Wakefield Trinity

7

Attacking Kicks

8

6

Dummy Half Metres

78

69

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

1

5

Penalties Conceded

9

8

Tries

4

6

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Tuimoala Lolohea04101128587.211201301
Tom Briscoe2050270141027.332000010
Kallum Watkins002617209819.000000001
Konrad Hurrell0092250131199.201300010
Ash Handley2060110131007.730000010
Cameron Smith0040645010484.801000001
Richard Myler001320169232.600000002
Nathaniel Peteru001930105346.800100000
Brad Dwyer00174300000.000000000
Trent Merrin0030540010828.200000011
Brett Ferres0024110011706.400100021
Liam Sutcliffe0030242010818.110200000
Adam Cuthbertson00194220131138.700000050
Interchanges
Matt Parcell0030811044411.003100000
Brad Singleton0017112011766.900000010
Mikolaj Oledzki002751005397.800000000
James Donaldson002310103237.700100012
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Ryan Hampshire003010013644.900100001
Ben Jones-Bishop01102109768.411000000
Reece Lyne009101015885.901000000
Bill Tupou028021101727015.921100000
Tom Johnstone304121012534.432300000
Jacob Miller1115054214745.300200011
Danny Brough101511036315.200105200
David Fifita0022314010737.300100000
Kyle Wood1143722110343.407200021
George King002753109556.100000000
Matty Ashurst00233330131128.600000020
Interchanges
James Batchelor003283108455.600000003
Tinirau Arona0033701010646.400000010
Justin Horo0012311010707.010000010
Craig Kopczak0015120011837.500100010
Keegan Hirst0015410010484.800000001
Pauli Pauli0011123044912.200000001
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