• Leeds Rhinos
  • 54 - 4

  • Huddersfield Giants
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 30 - 0
  • Huddersfield Giants
5th August 2022 | KO 19:00 | Stanningley | Reserves League

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Leeds Rhinos Reserves 54 Huddersfield Giants Reserves 4

After waiting a month to return to action, Leeds Rhinos Reserves produced a comprehensive performance to beat Huddersfield Giants Reserves 54-4, with nine different players scoring tries for Chev Walker’s side.

The first half was an almost perfect performance for the home side as they scored 30 unanswered points.

After only eight minutes, Will Gatus opened the scoring on his return to the Reserves side. After a high tackle on Ben Littlewood, the Rhinos went searching for points to gain the early advantage and as Corey Johnson shaped right before passing to Jack Sinfield, the half back found Will Gatus running a great line to score the first try of the game.

If suffering an early try wasn’t bad enough, the Giants’ evening went from bad to worse as they kicked the restart out on the full. Leeds immediately went on the prowl and it was the Johnson-Sinfield connection again that put the Rhinos’ number six over, as he fended away from the challenge of Tommy Mackay-Gunn.

The Leeds attack was in full swing and although the Giants managed to steady the ship for a ten minute period, Johnson scored a superb solo effort to edge Walker’s side ahead even more. Spotting a gap in behind the ruck, the hooker was off to the races and stepped around stand-in full back Ethan Wainwright to finish under the posts. Sinfield’s third conversion from three made the score 18-0.

There was no sign of Leeds letting up as they scored a further two tries before the break. Although a break from Mackenzie Turner looked to have failed as the winger’s pass hit the ground, Alfie Edgell came out of nowhere to pick up the loose ball and score. Turner then showed a great burst of speed to catch the Giants’ defence napping and run 70 metres to touch down to end a thrilling first half of action from the Rhinos. Sinfield sustained his 100% record to make the score 30-0 at the break.

 

Huddersfield started the second half stronger, Jacob Grierson finishing a short side move in the corner, but normal service resumed for the home side.

Straight after conceding, a big shot from Harrison Gilmore rattled the Giants’ and forced the error. Camped on the try line, it seemed only a matter of time before Leeds were going to score and despite a poor pass from sub Bailey Aldridge out of dummy half, Jonah Parson obliged. Taking the ball, the half back jinked and jived back towards the left edge before straightening up to pierce the Huddersfield defence and take Leeds towards 40 points.

Jack Smith also got in on the act, finishing a great cross field move in the corner, plus Neil Tchamambe also came off the bench to get in on the try scoring act, even though he had been denied a try ten minutes before for a forward pass.

Just to round the result off, Aldridge took the score to beyond fifty to seal a successful evening for the Rhinos. Spreading the ball to Turner, the winger had all the space to work and as he found Parsons on his inside, pressure from a Huddersfield defender forced the half back to think quick. On his shoulder was Aldridge and a cool pass put the hooker over to round off the scoring for the evening; Riley Lumb taking over the kicking duties to kick two conversions from two attempts to make the final score 54-4.

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After waiting a month to return to action, Leeds Rhinos Reserves produced a comprehensive performance to beat Huddersfield Giants Reserves 54-4, with nine different players scoring tries for Chev Walker’s side.

The first half was an almost perfect performance for the home side as they scored 30 unanswered points.

After only eight minutes, Will Gatus opened the scoring on his return to the Reserves side. After a high tackle on Ben Littlewood, the Rhinos went searching for points to gain the early advantage and as Corey Johnson shaped right before passing to Jack Sinfield, the half back found Will Gatus running a great line to score the first try of the game.

If suffering an early try wasn’t bad enough, the Giants’ evening went from bad to worse as they kicked the restart out on the full. Leeds immediately went on the prowl and it was the Johnson-Sinfield connection again that put the Rhinos’ number six over, as he fended away from the challenge of Tommy Mackay-Gunn.

The Leeds attack was in full swing and although the Giants managed to steady the ship for a ten minute period, Johnson scored a superb solo effort to edge Walker’s side ahead even more. Spotting a gap in behind the ruck, the hooker was off to the races and stepped around stand-in full back Ethan Wainwright to finish under the posts. Sinfield’s third conversion from three made the score 18-0.

There was no sign of Leeds letting up as they scored a further two tries before the break. Although a break from Mackenzie Turner looked to have failed as the winger’s pass hit the ground, Alfie Edgell came out of nowhere to pick up the loose ball and score. Turner then showed a great burst of speed to catch the Giants’ defence napping and run 70 metres to touch down to end a thrilling first half of action from the Rhinos. Sinfield sustained his 100% record to make the score 30-0 at the break.

 

Huddersfield started the second half stronger, Jacob Grierson finishing a short side move in the corner, but normal service resumed for the home side.

Straight after conceding, a big shot from Harrison Gilmore rattled the Giants’ and forced the error. Camped on the try line, it seemed only a matter of time before Leeds were going to score and despite a poor pass from sub Bailey Aldridge out of dummy half, Jonah Parson obliged. Taking the ball, the half back jinked and jived back towards the left edge before straightening up to pierce the Huddersfield defence and take Leeds towards 40 points.

Jack Smith also got in on the act, finishing a great cross field move in the corner, plus Neil Tchamambe also came off the bench to get in on the try scoring act, even though he had been denied a try ten minutes before for a forward pass.

Just to round the result off, Aldridge took the score to beyond fifty to seal a successful evening for the Rhinos. Spreading the ball to Turner, the winger had all the space to work and as he found Parsons on his inside, pressure from a Huddersfield defender forced the half back to think quick. On his shoulder was Aldridge and a cool pass put the hooker over to round off the scoring for the evening; Riley Lumb taking over the kicking duties to kick two conversions from two attempts to make the final score 54-4.

Team Performance

Goals

9

0

Tries

9

1

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Alfie Edgell1000000
Riley Lumb0200000
Jack Smith1000000
Will Gatus1000000
Mackenzie Turner1000000
Jack Sinfield1700000
Jonah Parsons1000000
Joe Hird0000000
Corey Johnson1000000
Danny Salkeld0000000
Jack Johnson0000000
Joe Gibbons0000000
Ben Littlewood0000000
Interchanges
Bailey Aldridge1000000
Tom Nicholson-Watton0000000
Harrison Gilmore0000000
Neil Tchamambe1000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Jayden Billy0000000
Darius Carter0000000
Sam Webb-Campbell0000000
Spencer Peel0000000
Jacob Grierson1000000
Ciaran Raistock0000000
Ethan Wainwright0000000
Bradley Tagg0000000
Thomas Markham0000000
Joshua Roads0000000
Alex Nash0000000
Jaden Dayes0000000
Robson Stevens0000000
Interchanges
Thomas Greensmith0000000
Kamron Siddique0000000
Kyle Baines0000000
Tommy Mackay-Gunn0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards