• Leeds Rhinos Women
  • 52 - 0

  • Featherstone Rovers Women
  • Leeds Rhinos Women
  • Featherstone Rovers Women
11th August 2019 | KO 13:00 | Sports Park Weetwood | Women's Super League

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Leeds Rhinos Women 52 Featherstone Rovers Ladies 0

Hooker Tasha Gaines scored a hat trick as Leeds Rhinos Women recorded a seventh win of the season, beating Featherstone Rovers Ladies 52-0 at Sports Park Westwood.

The Rhinos were electric from the start, crossing twice in the opening five minutes. Young winger Fran Goldthorp opened the scoring inside of 90 seconds following a poor kick by Featherstone’s Andrea Dobson on the fifth tackle. With the ball caught by Dannielle Anderson, Leeds went on the attack with Shannon Lacey, who fended away from defenders and got an offload away to Goldthorp to open the scoring.

Tasha Gaines doubled the lead, grabbing her first of the match off the back of more hard drives from Leeds forwards. As Amy Johnson played the ball quickly, the hooker darted round the back of the markers and broke through the line to touch down. Courtney Hill converted to give Leeds a 12-0 lead.

The visitors had their opportunity to put points on the board but Leeds’ defence stood strong and took their rewards. After a kick from Andrea Dobson rolled over the touchline, Anderson broke Leeds out of their own half once again and offloaded to the onrushing Lacey. The loose forward threw the ball over the top once more to her captain Hill, who beat three defenders to score under the posts.

The Rovers worked their way back into the game, stemming the points flow from Leeds and creating chances. Adam Cuthbertson’s side kept their cool and posted two further tries before the half time break. Following a shoulder injury to Hill, Ellie Oldroyd came off the bench to score her first of 2019. Following clean breaks from Tasha Gaines, Caitlin Beevers and Danika Priim, the Rhinos were in striking distance and a move to the left, found Oldroyd who crashed over. Gaines converted to make the score 24-0.

On the half time whistle, the scoreline would increase again thanks to the powerful Lacey. After Hannah Bairstow was denied a try by full back Caitlin Beevers, nineteen year old Lacey took an offload from Goldthorp to charge down the field. She would have scored too but a late tackle from Chloe Reynolds forced Lacey to pass the ball to Chloe Kerrigan, who had the easiest of finishes under the posts. Gaines added the extras to make the half time score 30-0.

Featherstone had the best of the chances at the start of the second period, restricting Leeds in possession and forcing errors from Cuthbertson’s team. Fifteen minutes into the final 40 minutes, another break helped Leeds swing momentum in their favour. An offload by Lacey opened space for Sophie Nuttall to release her winger Madison Laverick, who was dragged down 20 metres from the line. Another short side play by Nuttall left a gap back on her inside, which allowed Laverick to race through a score on her return to the starting lineup.

As ever this season, once Leeds score once, they will add a second and Gaines did just that on the hour mark. The hooker started the play, setting Anderson free down the middle and followed up to take the props offload and score her second of the afternoon. Converting her own try, Gaines made the score 40-0.

Errors by the Rovers would continue to be punished by Leeds; full back Caitlin Beevers scoring a full length effort for her eighth try in all competitions. Following a knock on from Dobson, from the scrum, Aimee Staveley spotted a gap to break through and find Beevers, who sprinted 60 metres to score under the posts.

In a ‘player of the match’ performance, Gaines completed her hat trick with five minutes left. A knock on by Grace Dyke gave Leeds the scrum 15 metres out, despite Fran Goldthorp running through to score. From the scrum, Gaines moved laterally across the line before straightening through a gap to score under the posts. Slotting her fifth goal of the afternoon, Gaines secured a seventh win of the season; the final score 52-0.

 

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Hooker Tasha Gaines scored a hat trick as Leeds Rhinos Women recorded a seventh win of the season, beating Featherstone Rovers Ladies 52-0 at Sports Park Westwood.

The Rhinos were electric from the start, crossing twice in the opening five minutes. Young winger Fran Goldthorp opened the scoring inside of 90 seconds following a poor kick by Featherstone’s Andrea Dobson on the fifth tackle. With the ball caught by Dannielle Anderson, Leeds went on the attack with Shannon Lacey, who fended away from defenders and got an offload away to Goldthorp to open the scoring.

Tasha Gaines doubled the lead, grabbing her first of the match off the back of more hard drives from Leeds forwards. As Amy Johnson played the ball quickly, the hooker darted round the back of the markers and broke through the line to touch down. Courtney Hill converted to give Leeds a 12-0 lead.

The visitors had their opportunity to put points on the board but Leeds’ defence stood strong and took their rewards. After a kick from Andrea Dobson rolled over the touchline, Anderson broke Leeds out of their own half once again and offloaded to the onrushing Lacey. The loose forward threw the ball over the top once more to her captain Hill, who beat three defenders to score under the posts.

The Rovers worked their way back into the game, stemming the points flow from Leeds and creating chances. Adam Cuthbertson’s side kept their cool and posted two further tries before the half time break. Following a shoulder injury to Hill, Ellie Oldroyd came off the bench to score her first of 2019. Following clean breaks from Tasha Gaines, Caitlin Beevers and Danika Priim, the Rhinos were in striking distance and a move to the left, found Oldroyd who crashed over. Gaines converted to make the score 24-0.

On the half time whistle, the scoreline would increase again thanks to the powerful Lacey. After Hannah Bairstow was denied a try by full back Caitlin Beevers, nineteen year old Lacey took an offload from Goldthorp to charge down the field. She would have scored too but a late tackle from Chloe Reynolds forced Lacey to pass the ball to Chloe Kerrigan, who had the easiest of finishes under the posts. Gaines added the extras to make the half time score 30-0.

Featherstone had the best of the chances at the start of the second period, restricting Leeds in possession and forcing errors from Cuthbertson’s team. Fifteen minutes into the final 40 minutes, another break helped Leeds swing momentum in their favour. An offload by Lacey opened space for Sophie Nuttall to release her winger Madison Laverick, who was dragged down 20 metres from the line. Another short side play by Nuttall left a gap back on her inside, which allowed Laverick to race through a score on her return to the starting lineup.

As ever this season, once Leeds score once, they will add a second and Gaines did just that on the hour mark. The hooker started the play, setting Anderson free down the middle and followed up to take the props offload and score her second of the afternoon. Converting her own try, Gaines made the score 40-0.

Errors by the Rovers would continue to be punished by Leeds; full back Caitlin Beevers scoring a full length effort for her eighth try in all competitions. Following a knock on from Dobson, from the scrum, Aimee Staveley spotted a gap to break through and find Beevers, who sprinted 60 metres to score under the posts.

In a ‘player of the match’ performance, Gaines completed her hat trick with five minutes left. A knock on by Grace Dyke gave Leeds the scrum 15 metres out, despite Fran Goldthorp running through to score. From the scrum, Gaines moved laterally across the line before straightening through a gap to score under the posts. Slotting her fifth goal of the afternoon, Gaines secured a seventh win of the season; the final score 52-0.