• Leeds Rhinos
  • 38 - 18

  • Huddersfield Giants
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 30 - 0
  • Huddersfield Giants
19th 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 38 Huddersfield Giants 18

Leeds Rhinos ran in six tries to move off the foot of the Betfred Super League to kick off their Easter weekend in the best possible fashion.

The game was played in glorious conditions with the Easter sunshine setting the stage for some attractive rugby from the start.

Leeds opened the scoring after six minutes with a clever break from Brad Dwyer on half way and he found Tui Lolohea, who started at full back, in support to scamper over between the posts.

Four minutes later the Rhinos doubled their lead with a smart kick on the last from Dwyer behind the post and James Donaldson was fastest to react and run through to win the race to touch the ball down. Liam Sutcliffe converted both tries to give the home side a 12-0 lead.

Huddersfield put their kick off out on the full to give the Rhinos another possession in Giants territory and Leeds then opted for a kick at goal from a subsequent penalty as the visitors desperately try to stop the Rhinos pressure. Sutcliffe kicked the penalty to make it 14-0 after as many minutes.

Leeds were in rampant mood now and Dwyer got a richly deserved try after he was quickest to react to a clever kick by Myler to score. Sutcliffe’s conversion made it 20-0.

The Rhinos were then reduced to 12 men when Tom Briscoe was shown a yellow card for a collision as he chased a high kick and collected his opposite number instead. Worse was to come for Leeds as Konrad Hurrell had to be helped from the field with a hamstring injury soon after.

However, Leeds regrouped well and increased their lead with two more tries before half time. The first came from Myler as he collected Dwyer’s kick and then Myler had a hand in the fifth try of the game. He intercepted on his own line after a huge team effort to keep Huddersfield out. He fed Newman, who was tackled 40m from the Giants line, and quick passing along the back line put Briscoe in at the corner. Sutcliffe’s conversion attempt hit the post and bounced away but the Rhinos were good value for their 30-0 lead at the break.

Huddersfield were always going to throw everything at Leeds after the break and they gave themselves a lifeline with tries from Akuila Uate and Adam O’Brien but Leeds managed to keep them at arms length with a penalty from Lolohea whilst Sutcliffe was off the field for a head injury assessment on the hour.

McIntosh crossed for a third try for the visitors with 16 minutes to go and the Giants went searching for another score to set up a tense finish. However a wide pass from them was spilled 30 metres out and Ash Handley produced a fine run up field to out pace England start Jermaine McGillvary to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to make the final score 38-18 and take the Rhinos off the foot of the Betfred Super League table.

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Leeds Rhinos 38 Huddersfield Giants 18

Leeds Rhinos ran in six tries to move off the foot of the Betfred Super League to kick off their Easter weekend in the best possible fashion.

The game was played in glorious conditions with the Easter sunshine setting the stage for some attractive rugby from the start.

Leeds opened the scoring after six minutes with a clever break from Brad Dwyer on half way and he found Tui Lolohea, who started at full back, in support to scamper over between the posts.

Four minutes later the Rhinos doubled their lead with a smart kick on the last from Dwyer behind the post and James Donaldson was fastest to react and run through to win the race to touch the ball down. Liam Sutcliffe converted both tries to give the home side a 12-0 lead.

Huddersfield put their kick off out on the full to give the Rhinos another possession in Giants territory and Leeds then opted for a kick at goal from a subsequent penalty as the visitors desperately try to stop the Rhinos pressure. Sutcliffe kicked the penalty to make it 14-0 after as many minutes.

Leeds were in rampant mood now and Dwyer got a richly deserved try after he was quickest to react to a clever kick by Myler to score. Sutcliffe’s conversion made it 20-0.

The Rhinos were then reduced to 12 men when Tom Briscoe was shown a yellow card for a collision as he chased a high kick and collected his opposite number instead. Worse was to come for Leeds as Konrad Hurrell had to be helped from the field with a hamstring injury soon after.

However, Leeds regrouped well and increased their lead with two more tries before half time. The first came from Myler as he collected Dwyer’s kick and then Myler had a hand in the fifth try of the game. He intercepted on his own line after a huge team effort to keep Huddersfield out. He fed Newman, who was tackled 40m from the Giants line, and quick passing along the back line put Briscoe in at the corner. Sutcliffe’s conversion attempt hit the post and bounced away but the Rhinos were good value for their 30-0 lead at the break.

Huddersfield were always going to throw everything at Leeds after the break and they gave themselves a lifeline with tries from Akuila Uate and Adam O’Brien but Leeds managed to keep them at arms length with a penalty from Lolohea whilst Sutcliffe was off the field for a head injury assessment on the hour.

McIntosh crossed for a third try for the visitors with 16 minutes to go and the Giants went searching for another score to set up a tense finish. However a wide pass from them was spilled 30 metres out and Ash Handley produced a fine run up field to out pace England start Jermaine McGillvary to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to make the final score 38-18 and take the Rhinos off the foot of the Betfred Super League table.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

1401

Huddersfield Giants

1429

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

166

Huddersfield Giants

190

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Huddersfield Giants

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Huddersfield Giants

295

335

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

50

Huddersfield Giants

31

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

6

Huddersfield Giants

10

Attacking Kicks

6

12

Dummy Half Metres

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

7

3

Penalties Conceded

9

10

Tries

6

3

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Tuimoala Lolohea10804801313710.511101010
Tom Briscoe1010250171267.412200001
Harry Newman0013140077911.301400001
Konrad Hurrell006200022010.000000000
Ash Handley101022201013213.210000000
Liam Sutcliffe001042339687.502106100
Richard Myler111428218668.211200001
Nathaniel Peteru00235000131088.300000001
Brad Dwyer1320324211918.229200000
Wellington Albert00194320161368.500100030
Kallum Watkins0123530012816.700000001
Brett Ferres002544207608.500000001
James Donaldson1022330011655.900000010
Interchanges
Matt Parcell0020501044411.004000001
Brad Singleton0029790010676.700000001
Mikolaj Oledzki00391132010828.200000001
Jamie Jones-Buchanan001361006396.500000000
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Darnell McIntosh10202161242008.351300031
Jermaine McGillvary00202411415210.910100010
Jacob Wardle00216040111039.402200021
Jordan Turner00111220191377.211000021
Akuila Uate1030150151197.910100010
Oliver Russell0119420215714.701303020
Matt Frawley011510578425.310100010
Ukuma Ta'ai002741006538.800000000
Kruise Leeming0056183118405.003100001
Suaia Matagi0023221010717.100100000
Sam Hewitt002852207486.910000020
Interchanges
Joe Wardle003998105408.000000002
Aaron Murphy001912003227.300000001
Adam O'Brien1018222013826.3013100000
Paul Clough00163120141037.400000000
Mike Lawrence00266010141188.400000002
Sebastine Ikahihifo001031404287.000000001
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