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19th August 2018 | KO 00:00 | | Super League Qualifiers

London Broncos 32 Leeds Rhinos 48

Anthony Mullally powers through the Broncos defence for Leeds during the Super 8 Qualifier between London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos at Ealing Trailfinders Stadium, Ealing, on Sun Aug 19, 2018

Leeds Rhinos completed back to back wins over Betfred Championship sides to kick off their Super 8s Qualifiers campaign with a clinical 48-32 win over London Broncos.

For the second time in three years, Leeds Rhinos headed to the Trailfinders Sports Ground in the Qualifiers with both teams having won in the opening round. London caused a major upset with victory at Super League side Widnes Vikings whilst Leeds were made to work hard to see off the challenge by Toulouse Olypique at Emerald Headingley.

The Rhinos wanted to put their stamp on the game early on and they did with a hat trick from Joel Moon inside 14 minutes. The first came from an error by London in the opening set. They dropped the ball and from the scrum, the ball was moved left. Moon found himself in in just enough space to get around the last defender and stretch out to score. Liam Sutcliffe missed his conversion attempt from wide out but it was not long before he would have another shot at goal.

Kieran Dixon put the re-start out on the full and from the penalty Leeds moved the ball upfield. Dixon, perhaps trying to make up for his error, shot out of the line to attempt an intercept but that allowed Moon to get out wide and he had a simple job of touching down for his second try.

Moon completed his hat trick when Brad Dwyer swooped on a loose ball by London and he broke 40 metres up field. He eventually found Luke Briscoe in support and Leeds got a penalty as London desperately try to slow the attack down. From that position, Leeds continued to attack and found space again for Moon to cross. Sutcliffe was on target again to give his side a 16-0 lead.

London got a foothold in the game after that early onslaught and they got a well deserved try when Dixon showed sheer determination to get over the line after cutting into midfield off his wing. Jarrod Sammut added the conversion to cut the Rhinos lead to ten points.

The visitors responded to that alarm call and went back on the attack. Stevie Ward was held up over the line before Brett Ferres went close from a Richie Myler grubber kick however the fourth try eventually came from a longer range effort as Luke Briscoe collected a London kick 20 metres from his own try line and raced clear to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion.

Leeds extended their lead almost immediately from the restart when Richie Myler and Ashton Golding combined in midfield. Although Golding was stopped, the ball was moved wide and Brett Ferres touched down. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a 22-6 lead at the break.

London knew they had to score first to give themselves a chance of another upset and they did just that when Dixon attacked from deep for the home side, he was pulled down just inside the Leeds half but they moved the ball wide and Rhys Williams crossed for the Broncos in the corner. Sammut missed the conversion attempt.

The Rhinos once again responded with tries in almost as many sets. The first came from skipper Carl Ablett who finished off a good spell of pressure from the visitors before full back Ashton Golding grabbed two tries. The first was down to his footwork near the line. He was fouled as he put the ball down and referee Chris Kendall awarded an eight point try as Sutcliffe added the conversion and the subsequent penalty.

From the restart, Stevie Ward broke clear and he found Golding in support to go over. Sutcliffe added the conversion once again to make it 48-10 to the visitors.

However, London showed they will be a contender in the Qualifiers with a late fight back with four tries in fifteen minutes. Daniel Hindmarsh, Ben Evans and Ben Hellewell all crossed as well as Williams scoring his second but Leeds held on to secure a 48-32 win.

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Anthony Mullally powers through the Broncos defence for Leeds during the Super 8 Qualifier between London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos at Ealing Trailfinders Stadium, Ealing, on Sun Aug 19, 2018

Leeds Rhinos completed back to back wins over Betfred Championship sides to kick off their Super 8s Qualifiers campaign with a clinical 48-32 win over London Broncos.

For the second time in three years, Leeds Rhinos headed to the Trailfinders Sports Ground in the Qualifiers with both teams having won in the opening round. London caused a major upset with victory at Super League side Widnes Vikings whilst Leeds were made to work hard to see off the challenge by Toulouse Olypique at Emerald Headingley.

The Rhinos wanted to put their stamp on the game early on and they did with a hat trick from Joel Moon inside 14 minutes. The first came from an error by London in the opening set. They dropped the ball and from the scrum, the ball was moved left. Moon found himself in in just enough space to get around the last defender and stretch out to score. Liam Sutcliffe missed his conversion attempt from wide out but it was not long before he would have another shot at goal.

Kieran Dixon put the re-start out on the full and from the penalty Leeds moved the ball upfield. Dixon, perhaps trying to make up for his error, shot out of the line to attempt an intercept but that allowed Moon to get out wide and he had a simple job of touching down for his second try.

Moon completed his hat trick when Brad Dwyer swooped on a loose ball by London and he broke 40 metres up field. He eventually found Luke Briscoe in support and Leeds got a penalty as London desperately try to slow the attack down. From that position, Leeds continued to attack and found space again for Moon to cross. Sutcliffe was on target again to give his side a 16-0 lead.

London got a foothold in the game after that early onslaught and they got a well deserved try when Dixon showed sheer determination to get over the line after cutting into midfield off his wing. Jarrod Sammut added the conversion to cut the Rhinos lead to ten points.

The visitors responded to that alarm call and went back on the attack. Stevie Ward was held up over the line before Brett Ferres went close from a Richie Myler grubber kick however the fourth try eventually came from a longer range effort as Luke Briscoe collected a London kick 20 metres from his own try line and raced clear to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion.

Leeds extended their lead almost immediately from the restart when Richie Myler and Ashton Golding combined in midfield. Although Golding was stopped, the ball was moved wide and Brett Ferres touched down. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a 22-6 lead at the break.

London knew they had to score first to give themselves a chance of another upset and they did just that when Dixon attacked from deep for the home side, he was pulled down just inside the Leeds half but they moved the ball wide and Rhys Williams crossed for the Broncos in the corner. Sammut missed the conversion attempt.

The Rhinos once again responded with tries in almost as many sets. The first came from skipper Carl Ablett who finished off a good spell of pressure from the visitors before full back Ashton Golding grabbed two tries. The first was down to his footwork near the line. He was fouled as he put the ball down and referee Chris Kendall awarded an eight point try as Sutcliffe added the conversion and the subsequent penalty.

From the restart, Stevie Ward broke clear and he found Golding in support to go over. Sutcliffe added the conversion once again to make it 48-10 to the visitors.

However, London showed they will be a contender in the Qualifiers with a late fight back with four tries in fifteen minutes. Daniel Hindmarsh, Ben Evans and Ben Hellewell all crossed as well as Williams scoring his second but Leeds held on to secure a 48-32 win.

Team Performance

Goals

0

8

Tries

0

8

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Ashton Golding2000000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Jimmy Keinhorst0000000
Joel Moon3000000
Luke Briscoe1000000
Liam Sutcliffe0800000
Richie Myler0000000
Nathaniel Peteru0000000
Brad Dwyer0000000
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Brett Ferres1000000
Carl Ablett1000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan0000000
Interchanges
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Adam Cuthbertson0000000
Anthony Mullally0000000
Stevie Ward0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Interchanges
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards