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27th May 2011 | KO 20:00 | Emerald Headingley | Super League

Leeds Rhinos 6 Warrington Wolves 42

The Rhinos lost out to Warrington Wolves at Headingley Carnegie after a powerful second half by the league leaders.

The Rhinos concluded a month of home games at Headingley Carnegie with the visit of Tony Smith's league leading Warrington Wolves side.

The Rhinos welcomed back Danny McGuire to the starting line up as he replaced Rob Burrow, who started on the bench. With Keith Senior ruled out, Carl Ablett switched to the centres with Ali Lauitiiti starting in the pack.

The opening exchanges were extremely cagey as both teams produced tenacious defence to try and nullify their opponent. Warrington, who have been scoring points for fun recently, showed they had not lost their appetite for defending early on as they penned Leeds inside their own half on three occasions as they tried to come away from their own line.

The Rhinos matched that determination and created a couple of half chances for McGuire and Lee Smith but on too many occasions the ball was spilled through unforced errors and the opportunities went begging.

In contrast, Warrington made the most of their first real break when Lee Briers threw a wide pass to Brett Hodgson. The full back powered through before passing to Joel Monaghan on the wing, who them threw the ball back inside to the supporting run of Briers who scored. Hodgson added theconversion to make it 6-0 after nine minutes.

The visitors doubled their lead after 18 minutes and the score came on the back of four sets inside the Leeds 20 metre area. Twice the Rhinos were pulled back when referee Child said they had knocked down passes, the latter preventing Hall from going the length of the field. Eventually the pressure produced a chance as Hall came out again to make the intercept but was unsuccessful and Joel Monaghan scored in the corner. Hodgson added the conversion to make it 12-0.

After that early set back the Rhinos finally managed to get hold of the ball and build some pressure of their own. Danny Buderus was at the heart of things for the home side as he urged his troops on. Leeds were denied a try on the half hour when Zak Hardaker appeared to have scored in the corner. However, replays showed his boots had brushed the touchline and the score was rightly chalked off.

However, the Rhinos fans were left perplexed by the next decision on the Wolve line by the officials. Smith had gone close and as he regained his feet to play the ball, had the ball stripped from his possession by Hodgson. Referee Child awarded a scrum to the visitors saying Smith had knocked on.

Leeds were building up a head of steam but let another chance go when Brett Delaney attempted to ground the ball under pressure with seven minutes to go before half time and knocked on.

However, the Rhinos did score on their next visit. Buderus took matters into his own hands and went from dummy half before forcing the ball down. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 12-6.

Leeds finished the half strongly and had a great chance in the final minute of the half but Buderus' pass to Ryan Bailey hit the props head and Warrington could clear their lines.  

The visitors started the second half strongly as they looked to kill off the Rhinos fightback. Having forced the Rhinos to drop out when Lee Smith hacked the ball dead, they crossed for their third try inside five minutes. Michael Monaghan created the score with a mazy run across the face of the Leeds defence before offloading brilliantly to Dave Solomona to score. Hodgson added the conversion to make it 18-6.

Leeds tried to find a foothold in the game but Hodgson crucially put his side three scores in front when Jones-Buchanan was penalised for back chat after he protested about a tackle around his head.

The Wolves put the result to bed with two quick tries just after the hour mark. The first came from a powerful run by former Rhino Garreth Carvell in midfield. Eventually the ball was spread wide and Chris Bridge touched down. Leeds attempted a short kick off from the restart but Warrington got the ball back and came right back down field. Once again Carvell had a hand in it as he drove the ball up before offloading to Michael Monaghan to score between the posts. Hodgson converted the latter to make it 30-6.

Leeds tried to find a way back in to the game when Hall brilliantly took the short kick off this time but despite forcing the visitors to drop out they could not get the quick try to signal a fightback they required.  

The final word went to Lee Briers as he concluded the scoring as he had opened it as he collected Matt King's cross field kick to beat Smith to the ball and score. Hodgson added the conversion to make the final score 42-6.

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The Rhinos lost out to Warrington Wolves at Headingley Carnegie after a powerful second half by the league leaders.

The Rhinos concluded a month of home games at Headingley Carnegie with the visit of Tony Smith's league leading Warrington Wolves side.

The Rhinos welcomed back Danny McGuire to the starting line up as he replaced Rob Burrow, who started on the bench. With Keith Senior ruled out, Carl Ablett switched to the centres with Ali Lauitiiti starting in the pack.

The opening exchanges were extremely cagey as both teams produced tenacious defence to try and nullify their opponent. Warrington, who have been scoring points for fun recently, showed they had not lost their appetite for defending early on as they penned Leeds inside their own half on three occasions as they tried to come away from their own line.

The Rhinos matched that determination and created a couple of half chances for McGuire and Lee Smith but on too many occasions the ball was spilled through unforced errors and the opportunities went begging.

In contrast, Warrington made the most of their first real break when Lee Briers threw a wide pass to Brett Hodgson. The full back powered through before passing to Joel Monaghan on the wing, who them threw the ball back inside to the supporting run of Briers who scored. Hodgson added theconversion to make it 6-0 after nine minutes.

The visitors doubled their lead after 18 minutes and the score came on the back of four sets inside the Leeds 20 metre area. Twice the Rhinos were pulled back when referee Child said they had knocked down passes, the latter preventing Hall from going the length of the field. Eventually the pressure produced a chance as Hall came out again to make the intercept but was unsuccessful and Joel Monaghan scored in the corner. Hodgson added the conversion to make it 12-0.

After that early set back the Rhinos finally managed to get hold of the ball and build some pressure of their own. Danny Buderus was at the heart of things for the home side as he urged his troops on. Leeds were denied a try on the half hour when Zak Hardaker appeared to have scored in the corner. However, replays showed his boots had brushed the touchline and the score was rightly chalked off.

However, the Rhinos fans were left perplexed by the next decision on the Wolve line by the officials. Smith had gone close and as he regained his feet to play the ball, had the ball stripped from his possession by Hodgson. Referee Child awarded a scrum to the visitors saying Smith had knocked on.

Leeds were building up a head of steam but let another chance go when Brett Delaney attempted to ground the ball under pressure with seven minutes to go before half time and knocked on.

However, the Rhinos did score on their next visit. Buderus took matters into his own hands and went from dummy half before forcing the ball down. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 12-6.

Leeds finished the half strongly and had a great chance in the final minute of the half but Buderus' pass to Ryan Bailey hit the props head and Warrington could clear their lines.  

The visitors started the second half strongly as they looked to kill off the Rhinos fightback. Having forced the Rhinos to drop out when Lee Smith hacked the ball dead, they crossed for their third try inside five minutes. Michael Monaghan created the score with a mazy run across the face of the Leeds defence before offloading brilliantly to Dave Solomona to score. Hodgson added the conversion to make it 18-6.

Leeds tried to find a foothold in the game but Hodgson crucially put his side three scores in front when Jones-Buchanan was penalised for back chat after he protested about a tackle around his head.

The Wolves put the result to bed with two quick tries just after the hour mark. The first came from a powerful run by former Rhino Garreth Carvell in midfield. Eventually the ball was spread wide and Chris Bridge touched down. Leeds attempted a short kick off from the restart but Warrington got the ball back and came right back down field. Once again Carvell had a hand in it as he drove the ball up before offloading to Michael Monaghan to score between the posts. Hodgson converted the latter to make it 30-6.

Leeds tried to find a way back in to the game when Hall brilliantly took the short kick off this time but despite forcing the visitors to drop out they could not get the quick try to signal a fightback they required.  

The final word went to Lee Briers as he concluded the scoring as he had opened it as he collected Matt King's cross field kick to beat Smith to the ball and score. Hodgson added the conversion to make the final score 42-6.

Team Performance

Goals

1

6

Tries

1

7

Player Performance

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Zak Hardaker0000000
Brett Delaney0000000
Carl Ablett0000000
Ryan Hall0000000
Kevin Sinfield MBE0100000
Danny McGuire0000000
Kylie Leuluai0000000
Danny Buderus1000000
Jamie Peacock MBE0000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Ali Lauitiiti0000000
Weller Hauraki0000000
Interchanges
Ian Kirke0000000
Ryan Bailey0000000
Jay Pitts0000000
Rob Burrow MBE0000000

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Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards