• Leeds Rhinos
  • 30 - 30

  • Hull Kingston Rovers
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 20 - 10
  • Hull Kingston Rovers
21st August 2021 | KO 10:00 | Emerald Headingley |

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Leeds Rhinos U19s 30 Hull KR U19s 30

Max Simpson (4) of Leeds Rhinos goes over for a try Photo courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

A late try from Ethan Spear ensured Leeds Rhinos Under-19s shared the points with Hull KR Under-19s as the two sides drew 30-30, after Leeds held a 26-10 lead at one point.

Chev Walker’s side made the perfect start as Max Simpson continued his try scoring record with the opening try. Leeds dominated the early ball and contained Hull KR to their own half. With pressure mounting, Jack Mallinson poked a kick through the Rovers’ defence on the fifth tackle but it ricocheted off of the legs of Alex Dickens and towards the in goal area. Simpson was the quickest to react and touched the ball down to give the home side the lead.

Hull KR turned their fortunes around after their slow start and took the lead with back to back tries. A break down the sideline by Nathan Cullen set the Robins close to the Rhinos’ try line for the first time and after he had been held up earlier in the tackle count, Connor Moore took a flat ball from Jack Potter to beat Joe Hird and score. The visitors kept coming and maintained possession to keep the pressure on Walker’s men. A forward pass from Joe Gibbons, who subsequently went from the field through injury, gave Hull KR possession twenty metres from the Leeds try line and a nice, swift passing move allowed Darnell Byas-Tash to finish acrobatically in the corner.

Despite going 10-6 down, the young Rhinos did well to work their way back into the game and the lead with three consecutive tries. Simpson was in for his second of the afternoon as the centre took a pass from Mallinson, cut inside and then back outside to beat Max Kirkbright and Byas-Tash and ground the ball.

Straight from kick off, Coby Nichol too got in on the action to put breathing space between the two sides. Strong drives by Ethan Spear and Ben Mayhew set Leeds in the Hull KR half and after Alfie Edgell was brought down trying to slice through the Rovers’ defence, Nichol took the ball from dummy half and drove through three tackles and spun away from Tom Wilkinson to score a sensational try.

Mallinson closed the half out with a try and goal to put Leeds ten points ahead at the break. With the wind in their sails, a knock on from Hull KR metres from their own try line would prove fatal for the visitors as following a strong drive from Tom Nicholson-Watton, Mallinson took the ball to the line himself and managed to ground it. The half back converted his own try to make the half time score 20-10.

 

After a first half that was mainly in Leeds’ favour, no one could predict the events of the second period.

Within three minutes, Nichol looked to have put the home side out of sight. A flat ball from Hull KR substitute Callum Chapman-Peterson was intercepted by Nichol, who sprinted thirty metres to score his second of the morning and take Leeds’ advantage to 16 points.

For the remainder of the half though, possession and chances were all in favour of the Robins who scored four times to sensationally take the lead. Ten minutes after Nichol’s try, and after Leeds passed up opportunities to seal a win, a knock on from Simpson invited Rovers to attack the Rhinos’ line. Harvey Moore and Tom Wilkinson were both held up short but a flat pass once again proved Leeds’ undoing as Daniel Okoro Aroh powered onto a pass from Korben Pratt to score under the posts. Potter converted to make the score to 26-16.

Leeds tried to push the game back in their favour but got caught out as ill-discipline played a part in Hull KR’s next two tries. A knock on by Joe Hird broke down a good attack from the Rhinos and instead turned the ball over to the Rovers, who used their big forwards to work themselves downfield. Thomas Verity, Chapman-Peterson and Moore connected up nicely to work the ball across the field and Moore’s final pass to Tom Wilkinson saw the centre fend off Nichol and score.

Harvey Reynolds scored the Robins’ third try on the bounce to bring the visitors to within two points before Wilkinson added his second try of the morning for what looked to be the match winning try. Potter converted to make the score 30-26.

Leeds refused to give in and from the restart, Mallinson’s short kick off was taken by the half back and he drove towards the 20 metre line. Young hooker Bailey Aldridge had the best chance as he went from dummy half and tried to get over but couldn’t and the Rhinos turned the ball over. It was just the home side’s luck though that Byas-Tash dropped the ball on Hull KR’s next set and moving the ball out wide, Nichol fed Ethan Spear to level the scores and give Leeds a chance to win the match. Mallinson pulled the conversion wide though on the final whistle so both sides walked away with a draw.

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Max Simpson (4) of Leeds Rhinos goes over for a try Photo courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

A late try from Ethan Spear ensured Leeds Rhinos Under-19s shared the points with Hull KR Under-19s as the two sides drew 30-30, after Leeds held a 26-10 lead at one point.

Chev Walker’s side made the perfect start as Max Simpson continued his try scoring record with the opening try. Leeds dominated the early ball and contained Hull KR to their own half. With pressure mounting, Jack Mallinson poked a kick through the Rovers’ defence on the fifth tackle but it ricocheted off of the legs of Alex Dickens and towards the in goal area. Simpson was the quickest to react and touched the ball down to give the home side the lead.

Hull KR turned their fortunes around after their slow start and took the lead with back to back tries. A break down the sideline by Nathan Cullen set the Robins close to the Rhinos’ try line for the first time and after he had been held up earlier in the tackle count, Connor Moore took a flat ball from Jack Potter to beat Joe Hird and score. The visitors kept coming and maintained possession to keep the pressure on Walker’s men. A forward pass from Joe Gibbons, who subsequently went from the field through injury, gave Hull KR possession twenty metres from the Leeds try line and a nice, swift passing move allowed Darnell Byas-Tash to finish acrobatically in the corner.

Despite going 10-6 down, the young Rhinos did well to work their way back into the game and the lead with three consecutive tries. Simpson was in for his second of the afternoon as the centre took a pass from Mallinson, cut inside and then back outside to beat Max Kirkbright and Byas-Tash and ground the ball.

Straight from kick off, Coby Nichol too got in on the action to put breathing space between the two sides. Strong drives by Ethan Spear and Ben Mayhew set Leeds in the Hull KR half and after Alfie Edgell was brought down trying to slice through the Rovers’ defence, Nichol took the ball from dummy half and drove through three tackles and spun away from Tom Wilkinson to score a sensational try.

Mallinson closed the half out with a try and goal to put Leeds ten points ahead at the break. With the wind in their sails, a knock on from Hull KR metres from their own try line would prove fatal for the visitors as following a strong drive from Tom Nicholson-Watton, Mallinson took the ball to the line himself and managed to ground it. The half back converted his own try to make the half time score 20-10.

 

After a first half that was mainly in Leeds’ favour, no one could predict the events of the second period.

Within three minutes, Nichol looked to have put the home side out of sight. A flat ball from Hull KR substitute Callum Chapman-Peterson was intercepted by Nichol, who sprinted thirty metres to score his second of the morning and take Leeds’ advantage to 16 points.

For the remainder of the half though, possession and chances were all in favour of the Robins who scored four times to sensationally take the lead. Ten minutes after Nichol’s try, and after Leeds passed up opportunities to seal a win, a knock on from Simpson invited Rovers to attack the Rhinos’ line. Harvey Moore and Tom Wilkinson were both held up short but a flat pass once again proved Leeds’ undoing as Daniel Okoro Aroh powered onto a pass from Korben Pratt to score under the posts. Potter converted to make the score to 26-16.

Leeds tried to push the game back in their favour but got caught out as ill-discipline played a part in Hull KR’s next two tries. A knock on by Joe Hird broke down a good attack from the Rhinos and instead turned the ball over to the Rovers, who used their big forwards to work themselves downfield. Thomas Verity, Chapman-Peterson and Moore connected up nicely to work the ball across the field and Moore’s final pass to Tom Wilkinson saw the centre fend off Nichol and score.

Harvey Reynolds scored the Robins’ third try on the bounce to bring the visitors to within two points before Wilkinson added his second try of the morning for what looked to be the match winning try. Potter converted to make the score 30-26.

Leeds refused to give in and from the restart, Mallinson’s short kick off was taken by the half back and he drove towards the 20 metre line. Young hooker Bailey Aldridge had the best chance as he went from dummy half and tried to get over but couldn’t and the Rhinos turned the ball over. It was just the home side’s luck though that Byas-Tash dropped the ball on Hull KR’s next set and moving the ball out wide, Nichol fed Ethan Spear to level the scores and give Leeds a chance to win the match. Mallinson pulled the conversion wide though on the final whistle so both sides walked away with a draw.

Team Performance

Goals

3

3

Tries

6

6

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
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Ben Sheils0000000
Coby Nichol2000000
Max Simpson2000000
Sam Little0000000
Jack Mallinson1300000
Kai Morgan0000000
Joe Hird0000000
Oli Burton0000000
Danny Salkeld0000000
Ben Mayhew0000000
Joe Gibbons0000000
Oli Field0000000
Interchanges
Mackenzie Turner0000000
Ethan Spear1000000
Tom Nicholson-Watton0000000
Bailey Aldridge0000000
Caine Glancy0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Harvey Moore0000000
Darnell Byas-Tash1000000
Max Kirkbright0000000
Tom Wilkinson2000000
Charlie Roe0000000
Jack Potter0300000
Thomas Verity0000000
Connor Moore1000000
Travis O'Loughlin0000000
Daniel Okoro Aroh1000000
Alex Dickens0000000
Harvey Reynolds1000000
Nathan Cullen0000000
Interchanges
Callum Chapman-Peterson0000000
Korben Pratt0000000
Bailey Dawson0000000
Owen Maull0000000
Leo Tennison0000000
Bradley Ward0000000
Luke Connell0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards