• Salford Red Devils
  • 28 - 16

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Salford Red Devils
  • HT 12 - 6
  • Leeds Rhinos
3rd May 2019 | KO 19:45 | AJ Bell Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

17,003

Tackles Made
4,438
Missed Tackles
448
Penalties Conceded

100

Total Carries

2,242

Total Passes

2,630

Clean Breaks

98

Errors

147

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

12

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

578

Top Metre Maker

1,498

Konrad Hurrell
Top Tackler

398

Trent Merrin

Salford Red Devils 28 Leeds Rhinos 16

Betfred Super League. Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos. Leeds Cameron Smith. 3rd May 2019. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Rhinos suffered a 28-16 defeat to Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium and only had tries from Mikolaj Oledzki, Harry Newman and Ash Handley as consolation.

Salford opened the scoring after six minutes when Robert Lui’s high kick was plucked out of the air by Lee Mossop who then powered his way over from close range. Kristian Inu added the simple conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.

The game was a tight affair with Salford having the better of the territorial battle as Lui and Jackson Hastings marshalled them around the field. However, Leeds defended well to cut out the half chances.

However, Salford did eventually find a way over when Adam Walker spun out of an initial tackle near the line and planted the ball down. Inu was on target to double the home side’s lead after 22 minutes.

Dave Furner introduced Seumanufagai soon after the try and less than 48 hours after arriving in the country he was immediately in the thick of the action.

The Rhinos battled hard but were unable to create any clear cut chances until Oliphert spilled a towering bomb from Myler near his own line. From the ensuing pressure, Mikolaj Oledzki hit the ball at pace and powered his way over next to the post. Liam Sutcliffe kicked the conversion with the final play of the first half to make it 12-6 at the break.

Leeds were unable to build on that momentum at the start of the second half as they conceded an early score to the home side. As home fans appealed for a penalty for their side, Lussick made the most of some flat footed Rhinos defence to dart out from dummy half and dive for the line. Inu was unable to add the conversion but the home side led 16-6 after 44 minutes.

Salford then seized control of the game with two tries in nine minutes just either side of the hour mark. The first came from Walker as he managed to get over for his second try of the game after Leeds were penalised inside their own half.

Then Lui left three Rhinos defenders in his wake as he stepped back against the flow of play and put his head down for the line to get over next to the post. Inu added both simple conversions to give his side a commanding 28-6 lead.

The Rhinos did eventually find a way through when Harry Newman picked up from dummy half and beat two men to get over out wide. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion.

Salford put the restart out on the full to give Leeds another chance at their line and smart kick from Smith through the defence put Ash Handley in for a simple try. Sutcliffe added the conversion to cut the gap to 28-16 but with time running out for the visitors.

Leeds kept in search of more late scores but they had left their revival too late and once again this season were unable to back up the previous weeks victory.

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Betfred Super League. Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos. Leeds Cameron Smith. 3rd May 2019. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Rhinos suffered a 28-16 defeat to Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium and only had tries from Mikolaj Oledzki, Harry Newman and Ash Handley as consolation.

Salford opened the scoring after six minutes when Robert Lui’s high kick was plucked out of the air by Lee Mossop who then powered his way over from close range. Kristian Inu added the simple conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.

The game was a tight affair with Salford having the better of the territorial battle as Lui and Jackson Hastings marshalled them around the field. However, Leeds defended well to cut out the half chances.

However, Salford did eventually find a way over when Adam Walker spun out of an initial tackle near the line and planted the ball down. Inu was on target to double the home side’s lead after 22 minutes.

Dave Furner introduced Seumanufagai soon after the try and less than 48 hours after arriving in the country he was immediately in the thick of the action.

The Rhinos battled hard but were unable to create any clear cut chances until Oliphert spilled a towering bomb from Myler near his own line. From the ensuing pressure, Mikolaj Oledzki hit the ball at pace and powered his way over next to the post. Liam Sutcliffe kicked the conversion with the final play of the first half to make it 12-6 at the break.

Leeds were unable to build on that momentum at the start of the second half as they conceded an early score to the home side. As home fans appealed for a penalty for their side, Lussick made the most of some flat footed Rhinos defence to dart out from dummy half and dive for the line. Inu was unable to add the conversion but the home side led 16-6 after 44 minutes.

Salford then seized control of the game with two tries in nine minutes just either side of the hour mark. The first came from Walker as he managed to get over for his second try of the game after Leeds were penalised inside their own half.

Then Lui left three Rhinos defenders in his wake as he stepped back against the flow of play and put his head down for the line to get over next to the post. Inu added both simple conversions to give his side a commanding 28-6 lead.

The Rhinos did eventually find a way through when Harry Newman picked up from dummy half and beat two men to get over out wide. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion.

Salford put the restart out on the full to give Leeds another chance at their line and smart kick from Smith through the defence put Ash Handley in for a simple try. Sutcliffe added the conversion to cut the gap to 28-16 but with time running out for the visitors.

Leeds kept in search of more late scores but they had left their revival too late and once again this season were unable to back up the previous weeks victory.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Salford Red Devils

1542

Leeds Rhinos

1308

Carries
Salford Red Devils

203

Leeds Rhinos

173

Passes
Salford Red Devils Leeds Rhinos

234

191

Tackles
Salford Red Devils Leeds Rhinos

369

375

Missed Tackles

Salford Red Devils

33

Leeds Rhinos

29

Clean Breaks

Salford Red Devils

8

Leeds Rhinos

2

Attacking Kicks

13

12

Dummy Half Metres

80

243

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

4

2

Penalties Conceded

6

4

Tries

5

3

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Tuimoala Lolohea00601619697.700000000
Tom Briscoe004001013725.501200011
Kallum Watkins00282220151429.503100010
Harry Newman10153160131158.813000030
Ash Handley1031031181096.104100020
Liam Sutcliffe00904126549.002302100
Richard Myler00181416242.000200000
Nathaniel Peteru0025123011958.600000000
Matt Parcell014890104379.204000001
Brad Singleton002441101010210.200000000
Jamie Jones-Buchanan002012004225.500000000
Cameron Smith0140323214725.100100010
Trent Merrin0036132012897.400000001
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson0029231011787.110000020
Brad Dwyer001331007598.407000010
Mikolaj Oledzki1033432010787.800000000
Ava Seumanufagai00234000141117.900000001
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Niall Evalds027022013866.610000010
Jake Bibby00200301517311.523000000
Krisnan Inu008164013735.600204111
Kris Welham0017310013967.400100000
Derrell Olpherts0020050171589.300100000
Robert Lui1115254718894.910000010
Jackson Hastings00172254191266.614100001
Lee Mossop1030401011968.710000000
Joey Lussick1154114216325.304000012
Gil Dudson002053006569.300000001
George Griffin0043430116996.211000001
Interchanges
Joshua Jones00335110151379.110100020
Greg Burke003362006315.200000000
Adam Walker2020232012847.000000000
Tyrone McCarthy002241008718.900000000
Ben Nakubuwai001110003258.300000000
Daniel Murray00355000121109.200000000
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card