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Leeds Rhinos 34 Widnes Vikings 0

Leeds Rhinos got back to winning ways running in seven unanswered tries against Widnes at Emerald Headingley to keep their top eight hopes alive for another week.

The opening quarter of the game was a cagey affair with both teams low on confidence coming into the match. Widnes had lost their previous 14 Super League games whilst the Rhinos were looking for their first win in the league since 29th April.

Leeds had the best early chance with a 50 metre break by Jack Walker from near his own line. He raced clear but slipped as he came towards the cover but did manage to get the ball away to Ash Handley in support, who was tackled high by Danny Walker. The Widnes man was sent to the sin bin but Leeds could not make the most of their numerical advantage whilst the hooker was off.

However, they did cross for the opening try soon after his return and it was his opposite number, Brad Dwyer who grabbed the opening try. Dwyer, who had early gained a repeat set with a smart piece of play, spotted the Vikings defence napping again and he raced through before evading three would be tacklers with sheer perseverance and he eventually went over for the try.

The Rhinos doubled their advantage due to a piece of quick thinking from winger Luke Briscoe. The Vikings were looking dangerous as they broke up field but the final pass went down just inside the Leeds half and Briscoe was fastest to react. From a standing start, he turned and raced clear to score in the corner. Myler was unable to convert both early scores but the Rhinos now led 8-0.

The Rhinos rallied late in the half to score two more tries to take the game away from the Vikings. The first came from Richie Myler when he was on the spot to go over from first receiver near the line and managed to force his way over against his home town club. He converted his own try to give the Rhinos a 14-0 lead.

Then with the final play of the first half, Leeds crossed for a sensational team try as they kept the ball alive on the last tackle and eventually Matt Parcell took the inside ball and showed great strength to evade the cover and get over between the posts. Myler added the conversion to give his side a 20-0 lead at the break.

Leeds came out fired up at the start of the second and they soon crossed for two more tries. After Mitch Garbutt and Mikolaj Oledzki had gone close with strong runs, Joel Moon had Widnes back peddling with some fast footwork to go over under the posts. Myler added the conversion.

Four minutes later Tom Briscoe finished off in the corner following a wide pass by Moon and Leeds were in control of the game with half an hour to go.

The game lost its way after that as both teams looked to move the ball around but Leeds did cross for the final score of the game when Jack Walker finished off in front of the South Stand after 69 minutes. Myler missed the conversion attempt but Leeds were good value for their victory.

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Leeds Rhinos 34 Widnes Vikings 0

Leeds Rhinos got back to winning ways running in seven unanswered tries against Widnes at Emerald Headingley to keep their top eight hopes alive for another week.

The opening quarter of the game was a cagey affair with both teams low on confidence coming into the match. Widnes had lost their previous 14 Super League games whilst the Rhinos were looking for their first win in the league since 29th April.

Leeds had the best early chance with a 50 metre break by Jack Walker from near his own line. He raced clear but slipped as he came towards the cover but did manage to get the ball away to Ash Handley in support, who was tackled high by Danny Walker. The Widnes man was sent to the sin bin but Leeds could not make the most of their numerical advantage whilst the hooker was off.

However, they did cross for the opening try soon after his return and it was his opposite number, Brad Dwyer who grabbed the opening try. Dwyer, who had early gained a repeat set with a smart piece of play, spotted the Vikings defence napping again and he raced through before evading three would be tacklers with sheer perseverance and he eventually went over for the try.

The Rhinos doubled their advantage due to a piece of quick thinking from winger Luke Briscoe. The Vikings were looking dangerous as they broke up field but the final pass went down just inside the Leeds half and Briscoe was fastest to react. From a standing start, he turned and raced clear to score in the corner. Myler was unable to convert both early scores but the Rhinos now led 8-0.

The Rhinos rallied late in the half to score two more tries to take the game away from the Vikings. The first came from Richie Myler when he was on the spot to go over from first receiver near the line and managed to force his way over against his home town club. He converted his own try to give the Rhinos a 14-0 lead.

Then with the final play of the first half, Leeds crossed for a sensational team try as they kept the ball alive on the last tackle and eventually Matt Parcell took the inside ball and showed great strength to evade the cover and get over between the posts. Myler added the conversion to give his side a 20-0 lead at the break.

Leeds came out fired up at the start of the second and they soon crossed for two more tries. After Mitch Garbutt and Mikolaj Oledzki had gone close with strong runs, Joel Moon had Widnes back peddling with some fast footwork to go over under the posts. Myler added the conversion.

Four minutes later Tom Briscoe finished off in the corner following a wide pass by Moon and Leeds were in control of the game with half an hour to go.

The game lost its way after that as both teams looked to move the ball around but Leeds did cross for the final score of the game when Jack Walker finished off in front of the South Stand after 69 minutes. Myler missed the conversion attempt but Leeds were good value for their victory.