• Leeds Rhinos
  • 50 - 12

  • Salford Red Devils
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 26 - 0
  • Salford Red Devils
29th August 2020 | KO 18:30 | Halliwell Jones Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

15,884

Tackles Made
3,710
Missed Tackles
387
Penalties Conceded

75

Total Carries

2,089

Total Passes

2,530

Clean Breaks

85

Errors

159

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

12

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

682

Top Metre Maker

2,125

Ash Handley
Top Tackler

419

Matt Prior

Leeds Rhinos 50 Salford Red Devils 12

RFL SL. Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils. 29th Aug 2020 © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Hat tricks from Ash Handley and Richie Myler helped secure a 50-12 win over Salford Red Devils at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Rhinos opened the scoring after eleven minutes through Ash Handley. Leeds made the most a penalty in midfield to turn possession into points as Handley reacted quickly to a bouncing pass to collect and go over in the corner. Rhyse Martin was unable to add the conversion from the touchline but the Rhinos were led 4-0.

The Rhinos doubled their lead after 16 minutes when a smart cross field kick from Luke Gale was caught by Richie Myler for the full back to score against his former club. Martin made no mistake this time and made it 10-0.

Leeds made their momentum count with a third try in the next set. Some hard running but the Leeds back line gained them vital yardage up field before Rob Lui went through a gap and found Luke Gale in support for the skipper to go over between the posts. Martin added the conversion to increase his side’s lead to 16-0.

Richard Agar’s side went close twice to increasing their lead. Harry Newman had a score disallowed when he collected a kick on the Salford line only for the referee to adjudge a knock on in the build up before Liam Sutcliffe was unfortunate not to score a well deserved score as he spun out of the tackle but just lost his grip on the ball as he tried to touch it down.

However, the Rhinos did extend their lead with two more tries before the break. Myler scored his second as he won the race to touch down Handley through kick before the winger was the beneficiary of Gale’s cross field to collect and score. Martin converted both tries to give Leeds a 26-0 lead at the break.

Salford managed to cut the gap with two tries from full back Niall Evalds at the start of the second half but the Rhinos soon got back on track when Rob Lui spotted a gap from short range and went through to score.

Leeds then crossed for a fantastic solo try from Mikolaj Oledzki as the young prop bumped off the attempted tackle and raced in from 30 metres out.

The Rhinos then wrapped up the win with Myler and Handley both completing their hat tricks in great style. Myler finished off a flowing team move as the Rhinos kept the ball alive on the last tackle before Handley benefitted from quick thinking by Liam Sutcliffe. The centre, starting in place of Konrad Hurrell who was injured, collected a Salford before drawing the defender and offloading one handed to Handley to race 65 metres to score. Martin converted both to bring up the half century in a 50-12 win.

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RFL SL. Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils. 29th Aug 2020 © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Hat tricks from Ash Handley and Richie Myler helped secure a 50-12 win over Salford Red Devils at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Rhinos opened the scoring after eleven minutes through Ash Handley. Leeds made the most a penalty in midfield to turn possession into points as Handley reacted quickly to a bouncing pass to collect and go over in the corner. Rhyse Martin was unable to add the conversion from the touchline but the Rhinos were led 4-0.

The Rhinos doubled their lead after 16 minutes when a smart cross field kick from Luke Gale was caught by Richie Myler for the full back to score against his former club. Martin made no mistake this time and made it 10-0.

Leeds made their momentum count with a third try in the next set. Some hard running but the Leeds back line gained them vital yardage up field before Rob Lui went through a gap and found Luke Gale in support for the skipper to go over between the posts. Martin added the conversion to increase his side’s lead to 16-0.

Richard Agar’s side went close twice to increasing their lead. Harry Newman had a score disallowed when he collected a kick on the Salford line only for the referee to adjudge a knock on in the build up before Liam Sutcliffe was unfortunate not to score a well deserved score as he spun out of the tackle but just lost his grip on the ball as he tried to touch it down.

However, the Rhinos did extend their lead with two more tries before the break. Myler scored his second as he won the race to touch down Handley through kick before the winger was the beneficiary of Gale’s cross field to collect and score. Martin converted both tries to give Leeds a 26-0 lead at the break.

Salford managed to cut the gap with two tries from full back Niall Evalds at the start of the second half but the Rhinos soon got back on track when Rob Lui spotted a gap from short range and went through to score.

Leeds then crossed for a fantastic solo try from Mikolaj Oledzki as the young prop bumped off the attempted tackle and raced in from 30 metres out.

The Rhinos then wrapped up the win with Myler and Handley both completing their hat tricks in great style. Myler finished off a flowing team move as the Rhinos kept the ball alive on the last tackle before Handley benefitted from quick thinking by Liam Sutcliffe. The centre, starting in place of Konrad Hurrell who was injured, collected a Salford before drawing the defender and offloading one handed to Handley to race 65 metres to score. Martin converted both to bring up the half century in a 50-12 win.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Leeds Rhinos

1709

Salford Red Devils

1187

Carries
Leeds Rhinos

196

Salford Red Devils

161

Passes
Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils

227

207

Tackles
Leeds Rhinos Salford Red Devils

340

375

Missed Tackles

Leeds Rhinos

39

Salford Red Devils

33

Clean Breaks

Leeds Rhinos

9

Salford Red Devils

6

Attacking Kicks

16

12

Dummy Half Metres

116

108

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

7

2

Penalties Conceded

1

4

Tries

9

2

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Richard Myler30411831516410.910200000
Tom Briscoe0010010171287.500000000
Harry Newman00122430121119.210100000
Liam Sutcliffe03150240201748.701100020
Ash Handley31605312324310.640100010
Robert Lui112012549576.312100010
Luke Gale1221442812786.510000001
Ava Seumanufagai002771208729.000000000
Kruise Leeming0028520055310.605100000
Mikolaj Oledzki103881301517511.710200000
Bodene Thompson002990007547.700200000
Rhyse Martin0038530012816.800207200
Matt Prior0040570011958.600000010
Interchanges
Brad Dwyer001453005367.204000020
Adam Cuthbertson001221009637.000000000
Alex Sutcliffe008201022211.000100000
Tom Holroyd00274300141037.400200000
Richard Myler30411831516410.910200000
Tom Briscoe0010010171287.500000000
Harry Newman00122430121119.210100000
Liam Sutcliffe03150240201748.701100020
Ash Handley31605312324310.640100010
Robert Lui112012549576.312000010
Luke Gale1221442812786.510000001
Ava Seumanufagai002771208729.000000000
Kruise Leeming0028520055310.605100000
Mikolaj Oledzki103881301517511.710200000
Bodene Thompson002990007547.700200000
Rhyse Martin0038530012816.800207200
Matt Prior0040570011958.600000010
Brad Dwyer001453005367.204000020
Alex Sutcliffe008201022211.000100000
Tom Holroyd00274300141037.400200000
Adam Cuthbertson001221009637.000000000
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Niall Evalds2040222201005.010100010
Ken Sio000001123919.510000000
Kris Welham00151440151318.714200020
Elliott Kear00162360151379.116200030
Rhys Williams0010070191206.301000000
Tuimoala Lolohea001536646233.810002020
Kevin Brown011912047284.000300010
Sebastine Ikahihifo00424340141168.300000021
Joey Lussick00456101177.000000000
Gil Dudson002350006599.801000001
Ryan Lannon002723107486.900100001
Tyrone McCarthy003573209758.310000000
Luke Yates005820110131098.400100000
Interchanges
Pauli Pauli002022407568.000100000
Chris Atkin00300104235.800200011
Mark Flanagan002432008627.800000010
Josh Johnson0028101008546.800000000
Niall Evalds2040222201005.010100010
Ken Sio000001123919.510000000
Kris Welham00151440151318.714200020
Elliott Kear00162360151379.116200030
Rhys Williams0010070191206.301000000
Tuimoala Lolohea001536646233.810002020
Kevin Brown011912047284.000300010
Sebastine Ikahihifo00424340141168.300000021
Joey Lussick00456101177.000000000
Gil Dudson002350006599.801000001
Ryan Lannon002723107486.900100001
Tyrone McCarthy003573209758.310000000
Luke Yates005820110131098.400100000
Pauli Pauli002022407568.000100000
Josh Johnson0028101008546.800000000
Mark Flanagan002432008627.800000010
Chris Atkin00300104235.800200011
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