• Leeds Rhinos
  • 4 - 30

  • Hull FC
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 0 - 16
  • Hull FC
2nd February 2020 | KO 16:45 | Emerald Headingley Stadium | 19,500 | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

2,697

Tackles Made
652
Missed Tackles
94
Penalties Conceded

16

Total Carries

357

Total Passes

434

Clean Breaks

17

Errors

29

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

2

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

146

Top Metre Maker

253

Ash Handley
Top Tackler

102

Cameron Smith

Leeds Rhinos 4 Hull FC 30

Leeds Rhinos endured a frustrating opening night of the new Betfred Super League season as they conceded five tries from Hull FC with only a second half try from Ash Handley to show for their efforts.

Leeds had a fantastic opportunity to score in the opening minutes when the ball was moved wide to Ash Handley but Jake Connor managed to get under the ball in the tackle and hold the winger up over the line.

The home side had the better of the early territory in the early exchanges but it was Hull who opened the scoring with a penalty from Marc Sneyd after 15 minutes when Matt Prior was penalised for a high tackle.

The visitors then crossed for the opening try of the game after 20 minutes when Ratu Naulago managed to get away from the attempted tackle by Konrad Hurrell before racing down field and passing inside to Carlos Tuimavave to score. Sneyd was unable to add the conversion.

Both teams had chances to score in the next passage of play as last ditch defender saw attackers bundle into touch on the North Stand side on the last tackle.

It was Hull who increased their lead next with an element of controversy in the build up. Jordan Johnston appeared to knock the ball on as he picked it up from dummy half but both referee Ben Thaler and video ref Robert Hicks were happy that the ball had come off his foot before Jake Connor broke free to put Ratu Naulago over for the try. Sneyd hit the post with his conversion attempt but his side now led 10-0.

The visitors then took control of the game with a third try of the game as replacements Andre Savelio and Josh Bowden combined for the prop to go over between the posts. Sneyd’s penalty made it 16-0.

The Rhinos were denied a try in the closing stages of the first half when video referee Robert Hicks ruled out and effort by Brad Dwyer after the hooker went for the line from dummy half on the last tackle.

Leeds Rhinos changed into the teams away shirt for the second half after a request from the broadcasters because Hull FC’s kit was too similar to the Rhinos. However, as the team’s returned the heaven’s opened and heavy rain fell throughout the second half.

In command on the scoreboard, Hull were smart when they got their chances and Sneyd added two more penalties to give his side a 20-0 lead.

They extended that lead when they opted to run a third penalty and Naulago touched down in the corner. Sneyd was unable to add the conversion but his side were in a commanding position at 24-0 up.

Leeds were twice denied tries in the second half by the video referee. Firstly Luke Gale thought he was over but was judged short of the line and then Ash Handley was ruled to have put his knee in touch when he dived in at the corner. Handley’s effort came after the winger had earlier opened his account for the season, finishing off a flowing move. Rhyse Martin was unable to add the conversion from wide out so it remained 24-4.

Hull thought that Ma’u had scored a fifth try for them but replays showed he was well short of the line. However, they did seal the win with a minute to go when Jamie Shaul took an offload from Savelio near the line before holding off the last defender to score. Sneyd added the conversion to make the final score 30-4.

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Leeds Rhinos 4 Hull FC 30

Leeds Rhinos endured a frustrating opening night of the new Betfred Super League season as they conceded five tries from Hull FC with only a second half try from Ash Handley to show for their efforts.

Leeds had a fantastic opportunity to score in the opening minutes when the ball was moved wide to Ash Handley but Jake Connor managed to get under the ball in the tackle and hold the winger up over the line.

The home side had the better of the early territory in the early exchanges but it was Hull who opened the scoring with a penalty from Marc Sneyd after 15 minutes when Matt Prior was penalised for a high tackle.

The visitors then crossed for the opening try of the game after 20 minutes when Ratu Naulago managed to get away from the attempted tackle by Konrad Hurrell before racing down field and passing inside to Carlos Tuimavave to score. Sneyd was unable to add the conversion.

Both teams had chances to score in the next passage of play as last ditch defender saw attackers bundle into touch on the North Stand side on the last tackle.

It was Hull who increased their lead next with an element of controversy in the build up. Jordan Johnston appeared to knock the ball on as he picked it up from dummy half but both referee Ben Thaler and video ref Robert Hicks were happy that the ball had come off his foot before Jake Connor broke free to put Ratu Naulago over for the try. Sneyd hit the post with his conversion attempt but his side now led 10-0.

The visitors then took control of the game with a third try of the game as replacements Andre Savelio and Josh Bowden combined for the prop to go over between the posts. Sneyd’s penalty made it 16-0.

The Rhinos were denied a try in the closing stages of the first half when video referee Robert Hicks ruled out and effort by Brad Dwyer after the hooker went for the line from dummy half on the last tackle.

Leeds Rhinos changed into the teams away shirt for the second half after a request from the broadcasters because Hull FC’s kit was too similar to the Rhinos. However, as the team’s returned the heaven’s opened and heavy rain fell throughout the second half.

In command on the scoreboard, Hull were smart when they got their chances and Sneyd added two more penalties to give his side a 20-0 lead.

They extended that lead when they opted to run a third penalty and Naulago touched down in the corner. Sneyd was unable to add the conversion but his side were in a commanding position at 24-0 up.

Leeds were twice denied tries in the second half by the video referee. Firstly Luke Gale thought he was over but was judged short of the line and then Ash Handley was ruled to have put his knee in touch when he dived in at the corner. Handley’s effort came after the winger had earlier opened his account for the season, finishing off a flowing move. Rhyse Martin was unable to add the conversion from wide out so it remained 24-4.

Hull thought that Ma’u had scored a fifth try for them but replays showed he was well short of the line. However, they did seal the win with a minute to go when Jamie Shaul took an offload from Savelio near the line before holding off the last defender to score. Sneyd added the conversion to make the final score 30-4.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

937

Hull FC

1422

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

153

Hull FC

196

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Hull FC

199

225

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Hull FC

395

269

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

58

Hull FC

20

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

4

Hull FC

6

Attacking Kicks

6

8

Dummy Half Metres

43

86

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

0

5

Penalties Conceded

11

5

Tries

1

5

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker0150210121028.500100000
Harry Newman005112112796.601100000
Liam Sutcliffe0024621014644.601200010
Konrad Hurrell00312207344.900000001
Ash Handley100023010676.730200000
Robert Lui0027763012524.310100001
Luke Gale0010140313685.200200001
Mikolaj Oledzki002571209576.300000000
Brad Dwyer003068216335.506300000
Matt Prior004575109677.400000002
Rhyse Martin0043104119596.600200101
Stevie Ward002945009515.700000000
Cameron Smith00611162015724.800000010
Interchanges
Alex Mellor001311003268.700100003
Richard Myler0023680011111.000100000
Adam Cuthbertson0040111008617.600000010
James Donaldson001220004348.500000001
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jamie Shaul113008114825.913100010
Ratu Naulago21501408789.820000000
Carlos Tuimavave10143160121129.301000000
Josh Griffin001751801818610.312300000
Bureta Faraimo002003015976.500100010
Jake Connor0118233277310.410100010
Marc Sneyd001723053134.300005303
Scott Taylor00192220151057.000000000
Jordan Johnstone003850206406.706000001
Liligiifo Sao0022414015885.900100031
Joshua Jones00255120191105.800000010
Manu Ma'u0024223015714.700000040
Gareth Ellis001330106427.000000000
Interchanges
Tevita Satae00155260161368.500100030
Jordan Lane00201002147.000100000
Josh Bowden1013000010565.600000000
Andre Savelio02225260151197.910000020
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