• Leeds Rhinos
  • 28 - 24

  • Hull Kingston Rovers
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 22 - 0
  • Hull Kingston Rovers
28th April 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 28 Hull KR 24

Leeds Rhinos had to endure a light fightback from Hull KR to secure a 28-24 win at Emerald Headingley when it looked like they were set for a more comfortable afternoon midway through the second half.

The Rhinos got off to the perfect start with a try after just three minutes. The game coincided with Brad Dwyer’s birthday but it was the hooker who was handing out gifts as he broke from inside his own half before passing to Ash Handley who raced in from 35 metres out. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 6-0.

Hull KR thought they had hit back when Shaun Lunt regathered his own kick near the line but referee James Child spotted Joel Tomkins in an offside position and the effort was chalked off.

The Rhinos were producing their strongest defensive showing of the season with some smart work on their own try line and eventually they got their reward with a chance to extend the lead. Cameron Smith, who had a strong game on his return to the side, was tackled high by Robbie Mulhern and Sutcliffe kicked the penalty.

It was not long before the lead was extended and it was Handley again who crossed. The chance was created by a fine run from Trent Merrin before a cut out pass from Smith put the winger away to score. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion but Leeds now led 12-0 after 23 minutes.

Despite dominating possession, the Rhinos were unable to add to their score. Merrin was adjudged to have knocked on as he stretched out for the line before Tui Lolohea produced a fantastic break to go close. It looked like Hull KR would hold on however a late brace from the Rhinos gave them a telling advantage.

Lolohea spun out of a tackle in the South Stand corner and then threw a cut out pass to Tom Briscoe to score. Liam Sutcliffe’s conversion attempt hit the post and rebounded away. Then with the final play of the half, Matt Parcell broke away from dummy half 15 metres from his own line before passing to Jack Walker to run in for the try. Sutcliffe kicked the conversion to give his side a well deserved 22-0 lead at the break.

Leeds showed no let off after the break when Parcell got the better of the visitors defence again. He got through the attempted tackle and then raced clear from 40 metres out to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give the home side a commanding 28-0 lead after 48 minutes.

Even when Hull crossed through Ben Crooks for two tries it did not appear that there was much hope of a comeback for the travelling Rovers fans to cheer. However, Leeds were losing troops as the game wore on with Kallum Watkins, Brad Dwyer and Jack Walker all suffering blows.

The Rhinos had two fantastic chances to seal the game. Both fell to Harry Newman and the young centre backed himself to get to the try line with support inside him. However, the Rovers defence had the measure of him and he was bundled into touch on both occasions.

Hull KR crossed for a third try, which was eventually finished by Linnett but the clock was against them at 28-18 with less than five minutes to play.

However, when Weller Hauraki got to the low kick on the last tackle to score his side’s fourth try, McGuire’s conversion got the Robins back to within a score of levelling the game with 70 seconds remaining in the game.

Rovers had one last set to try and win the game with Jack Walker limping on the wing after the Rhinos had used up all their interchanges. Leeds dug deep and managed to turn over possession in the final seconds to seal a hard earned victory.

 

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Leeds Rhinos 28 Hull KR 24

Leeds Rhinos had to endure a light fightback from Hull KR to secure a 28-24 win at Emerald Headingley when it looked like they were set for a more comfortable afternoon midway through the second half.

The Rhinos got off to the perfect start with a try after just three minutes. The game coincided with Brad Dwyer’s birthday but it was the hooker who was handing out gifts as he broke from inside his own half before passing to Ash Handley who raced in from 35 metres out. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 6-0.

Hull KR thought they had hit back when Shaun Lunt regathered his own kick near the line but referee James Child spotted Joel Tomkins in an offside position and the effort was chalked off.

The Rhinos were producing their strongest defensive showing of the season with some smart work on their own try line and eventually they got their reward with a chance to extend the lead. Cameron Smith, who had a strong game on his return to the side, was tackled high by Robbie Mulhern and Sutcliffe kicked the penalty.

It was not long before the lead was extended and it was Handley again who crossed. The chance was created by a fine run from Trent Merrin before a cut out pass from Smith put the winger away to score. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion but Leeds now led 12-0 after 23 minutes.

Despite dominating possession, the Rhinos were unable to add to their score. Merrin was adjudged to have knocked on as he stretched out for the line before Tui Lolohea produced a fantastic break to go close. It looked like Hull KR would hold on however a late brace from the Rhinos gave them a telling advantage.

Lolohea spun out of a tackle in the South Stand corner and then threw a cut out pass to Tom Briscoe to score. Liam Sutcliffe’s conversion attempt hit the post and rebounded away. Then with the final play of the half, Matt Parcell broke away from dummy half 15 metres from his own line before passing to Jack Walker to run in for the try. Sutcliffe kicked the conversion to give his side a well deserved 22-0 lead at the break.

Leeds showed no let off after the break when Parcell got the better of the visitors defence again. He got through the attempted tackle and then raced clear from 40 metres out to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give the home side a commanding 28-0 lead after 48 minutes.

Even when Hull crossed through Ben Crooks for two tries it did not appear that there was much hope of a comeback for the travelling Rovers fans to cheer. However, Leeds were losing troops as the game wore on with Kallum Watkins, Brad Dwyer and Jack Walker all suffering blows.

The Rhinos had two fantastic chances to seal the game. Both fell to Harry Newman and the young centre backed himself to get to the try line with support inside him. However, the Rovers defence had the measure of him and he was bundled into touch on both occasions.

Hull KR crossed for a third try, which was eventually finished by Linnett but the clock was against them at 28-18 with less than five minutes to play.

However, when Weller Hauraki got to the low kick on the last tackle to score his side’s fourth try, McGuire’s conversion got the Robins back to within a score of levelling the game with 70 seconds remaining in the game.

Rovers had one last set to try and win the game with Jack Walker limping on the wing after the Rhinos had used up all their interchanges. Leeds dug deep and managed to turn over possession in the final seconds to seal a hard earned victory.

 

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

1558

Hull Kingston Rovers

1373

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

171

Hull Kingston Rovers

209

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Hull Kingston Rovers

173

220

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Hull Kingston Rovers

312

296

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

33

Hull Kingston Rovers

48

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

13

Hull Kingston Rovers

7

Attacking Kicks

5

13

Dummy Half Metres

210

219

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

4

4

Penalties Conceded

9

9

Tries

5

4

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker10900701515210.122100001
Tom Briscoe1041320141128.010000000
Kallum Watkins002373201111910.820100000
Harry Newman00603401723313.711400011
Ash Handley20300501313910.723000000
Tuimoala Lolohea011413519626.910300000
Richard Myler001213238465.801200011
Mikolaj Oledzki0040111003279.000000000
Brad Dwyer012696519859.417000011
Brad Singleton00233010141258.901100002
Cameron Smith0124423010545.400000000
Liam Sutcliffe0039101107415.900004211
Trent Merrin00150230141057.510100000
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson011852109626.900000030
Matt Parcell11216270712517.926000021
James Donaldson002662009576.301000011
Owen Trout00930002147.000000000
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Craig Hall0041242171488.722000020
Ryan Shaw006201014906.405303010
Ben Crooks2020435117895.212100021
Jimmy Keinhorst00173331171176.914000000
Junior Vaivai00103301212610.502000000
Danny McGuire0218150213433.303001021
Josh Drinkwater018021615674.500100010
Rob Mulhern00491060010626.200000021
Shaun Lunt0027723115865.7011000010
Ryan Lannon0021211010666.600000000
Joel Tomkins001752003186.000000002
Interchanges
Kane Linnett10244030171428.410000021
George Lawler0031342015926.100000001
Weller Hauraki101831050151187.910100001
Chris Atkin001112006386.314100010
Owen Harrison00511106355.801000001
Antoni Maria001942107365.100200020
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