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1st September 2019 | KO 15:00 | Ealing Trailfinders | Betfred Super League

London Broncos 10 Leeds Rhinos 36

Leeds Rhinos took a huge step towards moving away from relegation with three tries in each half against London Broncos to secure a well earned 36-10 victory.

Leeds arrived at the Trailfinders Sports ground for the third time in four years looking to secure their Betfred Super League status with two rounds to go.

On a sunny but blustery afternoon, Leeds took the early initiative as they pressed the London defence at every opportunity however they had to show patience with the ball before getting their reward after seven minutes. It came from an error by London as Elliot Kear spilled the ball and Luke Briscoe was on hand to pick up and race clear to score. Rhyse Martin added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.

Leeds had to withstand a long spell of pressure on their own line after that at London had three successive sets following two drop outs from the visitors however they stood firm and eventually forced an error with a double tackle from Richie Myler and Konrad Hurrell on Will Lovell created the mistake from the Broncos.

The Rhinos doubled their lead soon after when Ava Seumanufagai crossed for his first try for the club as he powered onto a short pass by Brad Dwyer and barged two defenders out of his way. Martin had no problem adding the simple conversion to make it 12-0 after 21 minutes.

Leeds were unable to build on that early lead and London grew into the game after that as they looked to hit back before half time. However, it was the Rhinos who crossed for the next try with two minutes to go until the break. The chance was created by Brett Ferres with a rampaging run after bumping off an attempted tackle before passing to Jack Walker, who stepped around two would be tacklers before racing for the line. Rhyse Martin added the conversion to give Richard Agar’s side an 18-0 lead at half time.

The Rhinos started the second half in positive fashion and looked likely to add a fourth try as they offloaded out of the tackle but Walker’s attempted pass wide to Hurrell was tipped up into the air by Kieran Dixon and the winger caught the ball to race 90 metres to score. He converted his own try to put his side back in the game at 18-6 after 42 minutes.

Things got event better for the home side when they crossed for a second try when Hurrell went for an interception and Ryan Morgan got away on the outside to score. Dixon missed the conversion but the game was back in the balance at 18-10.

London could have had a third try but Williams knocked on trying to stretch out for the line however the Rhinos then kicked back into life to score three tries in the final fifteen minutes of the game.

Ash Handley took his tally to 22 tries for the season to go clear at the top of the Super League try scorers chart after finishing off out wide before Jack Walker scored his second try of the game following a brilliant break by Liam Sutcliffe from inside his own half. Rhyse Martin converted both to put the Rhinos in command.

Leeds then wrapped up the two points with a try from Brad Dwyer from dummy half which Martin converted for six goals from six attempts to make the final score 36-10.

Team Performance







Player Performance

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Harry Newman0000000
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Ash Handley1000000
Robert Lui0000000
Richie Myler0000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Brad Dwyer1000000
Ava Seumanufagai1000000
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Trent Merrin0000000
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James Donaldson0000000
Cameron Smith0000000
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Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards