• Leeds Rhinos
  • 24 - 26

  • Hull FC
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 6 - 12
  • Hull FC
21st July 2019 | KO 15:00 | 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 24 Hull FC 26

Leeds Rhinos fell to a 26-24 defeat to Hull FC in a thrilling back and forth Betfred Super League contest.

Three early errors from Leeds gifted Hull great field position and despite some solid defending, Sika Manu was able to make that early pressure count for the visitors as they scored at the third time of asking. Marc Sneyd’s conversion attempt floated through the uprights and gave Hull a 6-0 lead.

The Rhinos were made to do a lot of defending inside their own half in the opening twenty minutes and the away side punished them by doubling their advantage through a Bureta Faraimo try and a Sneyd conversion.

Leeds pushed the tempo in order to try and respond with a try of their own but they couldn’t quite find a way through the Hull defensive line. However, momentum began to swing in the favour of the men wearing blue and amber as they forced the visitors to concede consecutive penalties inside their own half.

The Hull defence was finally broken through by Konrad Hurrell who scored a superb try in the left corner. It was Hurrell who set up the position for the try with a rampaging run forward and he was there three tackles later to reap the rewards of his effort.  Despite being covered by two Hull players, he was somehow able to avoid the sideline and acrobatically touch the ball down to score his twelfth try of the season. Rhyse Martin had a tough job on his hands to convert the try but his kick from out wide sailed through the sticks to cut the deficit in half.

Brad Dwyer caused Hull all kinds of problems when he came off the bench. His speed was too much to handle as he forced the visitors into conceding more penalties inside their own half. Unfortunately for Leeds, they were unable to level the score before halftime and went back to the changing rooms trailing 12-6.

It was Hull who struck first in the second half with a try from Jamie Shaul. The pass out wide to Josh Griffin opened up the home defence and he was able to break clear and find the full back Shaul on the inside. Sneyd’s conversion and then a penalty were both successful to push the score out to 20-6.

Despite his points with the boot, Sneyd’s kicking game was far from perfect as his kick on the last tackle ran dead in goal and Leeds stormed their way down the field to score. The ball was worked out to the right wing were Tom Briscoe gratefully collected the pass and reached out to score in the corner. Rhyse Martin once again successfully converted the try and cut the lead to eight points.

The away side threatened to respond but Ash Handley brilliantly intercepted Carlos Tuimavave’s pass and ran 90 metres to touch down between the sticks. The momentum was firmly in Leeds’ favour and Rhyse Martin’s successful conversion lifted the crowd to an almost deafening level.

Now only trailing by two points, the confidence was flowing through the home side and they were throwing the ball about with freedom. A short pass from Robert Lui to Rhyse Martin dissected the Hull defence and he ran twenty metres before offloading the ball to Cameron Smith. From the resulting tackle, Leeds worked the ball out to the right wing where Tom Briscoe dove over the line for his second try of the game. Martin was in impressive form and he made yet another tough conversion from out wide look easy to give The Rhinos a 24-20 lead.

That advantage was short lived as a mistake from the restart put Leeds under tremendous pressure and Hull were able to level score through Ratu Naulogo. Sneyd’s conversion put the visitors back in front with less than ten minutes to play and unfortunately for the Rhinos, that’s the way things stayed.

By Will Hopper

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Leeds Rhinos 24 Hull FC 26

Leeds Rhinos fell to a 26-24 defeat to Hull FC in a thrilling back and forth Betfred Super League contest.

Three early errors from Leeds gifted Hull great field position and despite some solid defending, Sika Manu was able to make that early pressure count for the visitors as they scored at the third time of asking. Marc Sneyd’s conversion attempt floated through the uprights and gave Hull a 6-0 lead.

The Rhinos were made to do a lot of defending inside their own half in the opening twenty minutes and the away side punished them by doubling their advantage through a Bureta Faraimo try and a Sneyd conversion.

Leeds pushed the tempo in order to try and respond with a try of their own but they couldn’t quite find a way through the Hull defensive line. However, momentum began to swing in the favour of the men wearing blue and amber as they forced the visitors to concede consecutive penalties inside their own half.

The Hull defence was finally broken through by Konrad Hurrell who scored a superb try in the left corner. It was Hurrell who set up the position for the try with a rampaging run forward and he was there three tackles later to reap the rewards of his effort.  Despite being covered by two Hull players, he was somehow able to avoid the sideline and acrobatically touch the ball down to score his twelfth try of the season. Rhyse Martin had a tough job on his hands to convert the try but his kick from out wide sailed through the sticks to cut the deficit in half.

Brad Dwyer caused Hull all kinds of problems when he came off the bench. His speed was too much to handle as he forced the visitors into conceding more penalties inside their own half. Unfortunately for Leeds, they were unable to level the score before halftime and went back to the changing rooms trailing 12-6.

It was Hull who struck first in the second half with a try from Jamie Shaul. The pass out wide to Josh Griffin opened up the home defence and he was able to break clear and find the full back Shaul on the inside. Sneyd’s conversion and then a penalty were both successful to push the score out to 20-6.

Despite his points with the boot, Sneyd’s kicking game was far from perfect as his kick on the last tackle ran dead in goal and Leeds stormed their way down the field to score. The ball was worked out to the right wing were Tom Briscoe gratefully collected the pass and reached out to score in the corner. Rhyse Martin once again successfully converted the try and cut the lead to eight points.

The away side threatened to respond but Ash Handley brilliantly intercepted Carlos Tuimavave’s pass and ran 90 metres to touch down between the sticks. The momentum was firmly in Leeds’ favour and Rhyse Martin’s successful conversion lifted the crowd to an almost deafening level.

Now only trailing by two points, the confidence was flowing through the home side and they were throwing the ball about with freedom. A short pass from Robert Lui to Rhyse Martin dissected the Hull defence and he ran twenty metres before offloading the ball to Cameron Smith. From the resulting tackle, Leeds worked the ball out to the right wing where Tom Briscoe dove over the line for his second try of the game. Martin was in impressive form and he made yet another tough conversion from out wide look easy to give The Rhinos a 24-20 lead.

That advantage was short lived as a mistake from the restart put Leeds under tremendous pressure and Hull were able to level score through Ratu Naulogo. Sneyd’s conversion put the visitors back in front with less than ten minutes to play and unfortunately for the Rhinos, that’s the way things stayed.

By Will Hopper

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

1423

Hull FC

1190

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

186

Hull FC

171

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Hull FC

202

197

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Hull FC

338

291

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

49

Hull FC

52

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

11

Hull FC

5

Attacking Kicks

12

7

Dummy Half Metres

117

191

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

4

5

Penalties Conceded

7

5

Tries

4

4

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker0180170181307.213200011
Tom Briscoe205116115895.920100001
Harry Newman012051318425.201000010
Konrad Hurrell10721701414510.410300000
Ash Handley10301811724314.331000000
Robert Lui0021291612473.900000011
Liam Sutcliffe00216240141027.300000020
Ava Seumanufagai001850004266.500100000
Shaun Lunt0013112033812.712200010
Brad Singleton002663009637.000000000
Cameron Smith0123431112726.002000010
Rhyse Martin004297419647.121104023
Trent Merrin0044635013836.400000040
Interchanges
Brett Ferres002343007456.400100000
Adam Cuthbertson00297410211396.600000030
Brad Dwyer0026593155410.815000001
Nathaniel Peteru00930005418.200100000
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jamie Shaul1050040131108.507100000
Ratu Naulago104023010707.012100001
Carlos Tuimavave0116178013987.513100020
Josh Griffin01152620141128.011200011
Bureta Faraimo106022011615.502100010
Jake Connor01182112010333.300100020
Marc Sneyd0110121710434.310105000
Scott Taylor0024323010767.600000000
Danny Houghton0050103306538.804000002
Mickey Paea0019204013856.500000000
Sika Manu101725308577.110000011
Interchanges
Mark Minichiello00203330161116.902100000
Joe Westerman002514108475.900000010
Josh Bowden0018224010828.200000000
Brad Fash001100207649.100000000
Jordan Lane001221102147.000000000
Gareth Ellis0021223010747.400000020
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