• Leeds Rhinos
  • 22 - 28

  • Salford Red Devils
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 16 - 4
  • Salford Red Devils
10th June 2022 | KO 19:00 | Stanningley | Reserves League

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Leeds Rhinos Reserves 22 Salford Red Devils Reserves 28

Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR at Stanningley RLFC in Leeds.

Leeds Rhinos Reserves suffered late heartbreak at Stanningley as they lost out 28-22 to Salford Red Devils Reserves after leading at the break.

The home side hit the front early on as Kyden Frater opened the scoring. Kiedan Hartley intercepted a pass from Jonny Openshaw to break away but good cover defence from Salford denied the winger from scoring. As Mark Butterill’s side marched closer to the try line a quick pass from Bayley Gill gave Frater time to attack the line and power his way over on his Reserves debut.

Salford almost replied after Josh Rourke got a miracle offload away for Owen Blackwood to touch down but the referee called the pass forward. Sensing the danger, Leeds took their chance to add a second try of the game; Cameron Berry darting out of dummy half and offloading away for Mackenzie Turner to score next to the posts. David Gibbons converted to make the score 10-0 in favour of the Rhinos.

The Red Devils managed to stem the bleeding with half time looming, as they closed the Rhinos down in defence and looked dangerous in attack. Nevertheless, Leeds proved clinical when presented with a chance to score; David Gibbons slicing his way through the Salford line to score an outrageous solo effort. He converted his own try to take the Rhinos’ lead to 16 points.

Inside the final minutes, Blackwood finally got his try to get Salford on the score board off the back of an error from Leeds. From the restart, a knock on by Ashton Robinson gave the Red Devils a chance to attack the Rhinos’ try line and after Rourke was brought down, Openshaw decided to go down the short side and passed away for Blackwood to score. Rourke missed the conversion as the Rhinos took a 16-4 half time lead.

 

Buoyed by their late first half try, the visitors struck again at the start of the second half. Another mistake by Leeds – a forward pass this time from Berry – gave Salford the ball inside their opponent’s half and Openshaw made the Rhinos pay as he jumped out of acting half and beat three defenders to ground the ball. Josh Rourke converted to close the gap to six points.

As the game approached the hour mark, Salford brought the score level, thanks to half back Toby Hughes. Leeds had pounded the Red Devils’ defence on the previous set and were unfortunate to not come away with points but Openshaw and Jack Stevens linked up perfectly to set the visitors into motion. The duo’s quick passes released Blackwood down the edge and the centre provided a well timed pass under pressure to Hughes, who took it to the house. Rourke’s conversion made the score 16-16.

Neither side were prepared to wilt and set up a grandstand finish as Will Gatus and Joe Brady scored tries inside the last fifteen minutes. After Salford camped themselves on the Leeds line with a fresh set of six, the visitors only needed three plays before Stevens threw a booming pass out wide for Brady to canter his way into the corner. The Rhinos dug deep and got lucky when Gibbons’ high kick was left to bounce. Gatus was the only Leeds played there as the outside back collected the ball and scored in the corner.

With the game on the line, it was Salford that bagged the winner. Despite Leeds finishing their set deep in their opponent’s half, the Red Devils earned a set restart and moved ominously closer to the try line. Off the back on a quick play of the ball by Jordan Brown, Openshaw made another drive and got in behind the markers to score under the posts to seal the win.

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Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR at Stanningley RLFC in Leeds.

Leeds Rhinos Reserves suffered late heartbreak at Stanningley as they lost out 28-22 to Salford Red Devils Reserves after leading at the break.

The home side hit the front early on as Kyden Frater opened the scoring. Kiedan Hartley intercepted a pass from Jonny Openshaw to break away but good cover defence from Salford denied the winger from scoring. As Mark Butterill’s side marched closer to the try line a quick pass from Bayley Gill gave Frater time to attack the line and power his way over on his Reserves debut.

Salford almost replied after Josh Rourke got a miracle offload away for Owen Blackwood to touch down but the referee called the pass forward. Sensing the danger, Leeds took their chance to add a second try of the game; Cameron Berry darting out of dummy half and offloading away for Mackenzie Turner to score next to the posts. David Gibbons converted to make the score 10-0 in favour of the Rhinos.

The Red Devils managed to stem the bleeding with half time looming, as they closed the Rhinos down in defence and looked dangerous in attack. Nevertheless, Leeds proved clinical when presented with a chance to score; David Gibbons slicing his way through the Salford line to score an outrageous solo effort. He converted his own try to take the Rhinos’ lead to 16 points.

Inside the final minutes, Blackwood finally got his try to get Salford on the score board off the back of an error from Leeds. From the restart, a knock on by Ashton Robinson gave the Red Devils a chance to attack the Rhinos’ try line and after Rourke was brought down, Openshaw decided to go down the short side and passed away for Blackwood to score. Rourke missed the conversion as the Rhinos took a 16-4 half time lead.

 

Buoyed by their late first half try, the visitors struck again at the start of the second half. Another mistake by Leeds – a forward pass this time from Berry – gave Salford the ball inside their opponent’s half and Openshaw made the Rhinos pay as he jumped out of acting half and beat three defenders to ground the ball. Josh Rourke converted to close the gap to six points.

As the game approached the hour mark, Salford brought the score level, thanks to half back Toby Hughes. Leeds had pounded the Red Devils’ defence on the previous set and were unfortunate to not come away with points but Openshaw and Jack Stevens linked up perfectly to set the visitors into motion. The duo’s quick passes released Blackwood down the edge and the centre provided a well timed pass under pressure to Hughes, who took it to the house. Rourke’s conversion made the score 16-16.

Neither side were prepared to wilt and set up a grandstand finish as Will Gatus and Joe Brady scored tries inside the last fifteen minutes. After Salford camped themselves on the Leeds line with a fresh set of six, the visitors only needed three plays before Stevens threw a booming pass out wide for Brady to canter his way into the corner. The Rhinos dug deep and got lucky when Gibbons’ high kick was left to bounce. Gatus was the only Leeds played there as the outside back collected the ball and scored in the corner.

With the game on the line, it was Salford that bagged the winner. Despite Leeds finishing their set deep in their opponent’s half, the Red Devils earned a set restart and moved ominously closer to the try line. Off the back on a quick play of the ball by Jordan Brown, Openshaw made another drive and got in behind the markers to score under the posts to seal the win.

Team Performance

Goals

3

4

Tries

4

5

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Kyden Frater1000000
Kiedan Hartley0000000
Mekhi Bridgeman-Reaney0000000
Will Gatus1000000
Mackenzie Turner1000000
David Gibbons1300000
Bayley Gill0000000
Charley Bodman0000000
Cameron Berry0000000
Nathan Snee0000000
Jacob Beer0000000
Danny Salkeld0000000
Ben Mathiou0000000
Interchanges
Ashton Robinson0000000
Jack Johnson0000000
Ethan Spear0000000
Blake Morgan0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Joshua Rourke0400000
Nathan Taylor0000000
Myles-Dalton Harrop0000000
Owen Blackwood1000000
Joe Brady1000000
Jack Stevens0000000
Toby Hughes1000000
Daniel Spencer-Tonks0000000
Jonny Openshaw2000000
Connor Tirrell0000000
Henry Davies0000000
Matty Unsworth0000000
Jordan Brown0000000
Interchanges
Callum Green0000000
Lewis Hall0000000
Alex Davidson0000000
Jacob Lee0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards