• St Helens
  • 27 - 22

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • St Helens
  • HT 10 - 22
  • Leeds Rhinos
22nd February 2019 | KO 19:45 | Totally Wicked 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

St Helens 27 Leeds Rhinos 22

Regan Grace grabs for Tom Briscoe's ankle. St Helens v Leeds Rhinos. Totally Wicked Stadium. BeFred SuperLeague. 22 February 2019. Picture Bruce Rollinson

The Rhinos suffered a 27-22 loss at St Helens after the home side fought back from 22-10 down at the interval and the visitors were denied a late try for Tui Lolohea when the officials adjudged the half back was held up.

Typically of this famous tussle, the game started at a furious pace with Saints showing the benefits of a week off the previous weekend as they penned the Rhinos inside their own half for the first ten minutes of the game.

The home side opened the scoring after six minutes when Konrad Hurrell lost control of the ball after fielding a low kick by Saints on the last tackle. Theo Fages picked up and darted for the line as Leeds desperately scrambled back. The on field decision by referee Robert Hicks was a try and the video referee Chris Kendall agreed with that call judging Fages momentum had taken him over the line after initially grounding the ball short of the line.

Saints extended their lead through Jonny Lomax soon after following a long range break by Regan Grace. Again there was a slice of good fortune as referee Hicks adjudged Nate Peteru had knocked the ball down into Lomax’s path. Mark Percival added the conversion to the latter try to give the home side a well deserved 10-0 lead on the balance of territory and possession.

However, the Rhinos finally gained some possession in the Saints half following a mesmeric kick off by Jack Walker that had Percival back peddling and eventually he could only spill the ball over the touchline. The Rhinos moved the ball across the field before Walker drew the last man and put Kallum Watkins over for the try. Tui Lolohea added the conversion to cut the gap to 10-6 after 13 minutes.

Saints had a try disallowed for a ball steal on Tom Briscoe soon after before Leeds took the lead through a rampaging run by Konrad Hurrell following a fine break by Briscoe down the opposite touchline. Lolohea matched his first effort with a superb conversion from the opposite touchline to give his side a 12-10 lead.

The Rhinos then had tries for Hurrell and Handley disallowed as referee Hicks adjudged forward last passes but the Rhinos did add to their score following good work by Brad Dwyer. The ball was moved to the left and Hurrell put Handley over for his eleventh try in eight appearances against Saints. Lolohea was unable to add the conversion but the Rhinos had their tails up now leading 16-10.

It got even better for Dave Furner’s side when Mikolaj Oledzki stretched behind himself to collect Dwyer’s pass and then power his way over the line. Lolohea added the conversion to give his side a 22-10 lead at the interval.

Saints were always going to come out fired up after the break and they cut the gap after just five minutes when Alex Walmsley ran a reverse run to take the pass from James Roby near the line to power his over from short range. Percival added the conversion to cut the gap even further.

Walmsley then crossed for a second try as he proved too strong for the Rhinos to stop, taking three tacklers over the line with him. Percival was off target with the conversion so Leeds maintained their slender 20-22 lead.

Saints opted to kick a penalty through Coote to try and level the game but he put it wide. However, the home side did take the lead with 16 minutes to go with Luke Thompson shrugged off three attempted tackles to go over. Coote added the conversion to give his side a 26-22 lead.

The game turned with ten minutes to go when Tui Lolohea was denied a try when the video referee agreed with the on field decision from referee Hicks when the half back slid over the line.

Saints had a try disallowed soon after for obstruction but they sealed the result in the final minute when Roby slotted over a drop goal to make the final score 27-22.

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Regan Grace grabs for Tom Briscoe's ankle. St Helens v Leeds Rhinos. Totally Wicked Stadium. BeFred SuperLeague. 22 February 2019. Picture Bruce Rollinson

The Rhinos suffered a 27-22 loss at St Helens after the home side fought back from 22-10 down at the interval and the visitors were denied a late try for Tui Lolohea when the officials adjudged the half back was held up.

Typically of this famous tussle, the game started at a furious pace with Saints showing the benefits of a week off the previous weekend as they penned the Rhinos inside their own half for the first ten minutes of the game.

The home side opened the scoring after six minutes when Konrad Hurrell lost control of the ball after fielding a low kick by Saints on the last tackle. Theo Fages picked up and darted for the line as Leeds desperately scrambled back. The on field decision by referee Robert Hicks was a try and the video referee Chris Kendall agreed with that call judging Fages momentum had taken him over the line after initially grounding the ball short of the line.

Saints extended their lead through Jonny Lomax soon after following a long range break by Regan Grace. Again there was a slice of good fortune as referee Hicks adjudged Nate Peteru had knocked the ball down into Lomax’s path. Mark Percival added the conversion to the latter try to give the home side a well deserved 10-0 lead on the balance of territory and possession.

However, the Rhinos finally gained some possession in the Saints half following a mesmeric kick off by Jack Walker that had Percival back peddling and eventually he could only spill the ball over the touchline. The Rhinos moved the ball across the field before Walker drew the last man and put Kallum Watkins over for the try. Tui Lolohea added the conversion to cut the gap to 10-6 after 13 minutes.

Saints had a try disallowed for a ball steal on Tom Briscoe soon after before Leeds took the lead through a rampaging run by Konrad Hurrell following a fine break by Briscoe down the opposite touchline. Lolohea matched his first effort with a superb conversion from the opposite touchline to give his side a 12-10 lead.

The Rhinos then had tries for Hurrell and Handley disallowed as referee Hicks adjudged forward last passes but the Rhinos did add to their score following good work by Brad Dwyer. The ball was moved to the left and Hurrell put Handley over for his eleventh try in eight appearances against Saints. Lolohea was unable to add the conversion but the Rhinos had their tails up now leading 16-10.

It got even better for Dave Furner’s side when Mikolaj Oledzki stretched behind himself to collect Dwyer’s pass and then power his way over the line. Lolohea added the conversion to give his side a 22-10 lead at the interval.

Saints were always going to come out fired up after the break and they cut the gap after just five minutes when Alex Walmsley ran a reverse run to take the pass from James Roby near the line to power his over from short range. Percival added the conversion to cut the gap even further.

Walmsley then crossed for a second try as he proved too strong for the Rhinos to stop, taking three tacklers over the line with him. Percival was off target with the conversion so Leeds maintained their slender 20-22 lead.

Saints opted to kick a penalty through Coote to try and level the game but he put it wide. However, the home side did take the lead with 16 minutes to go with Luke Thompson shrugged off three attempted tackles to go over. Coote added the conversion to give his side a 26-22 lead.

The game turned with ten minutes to go when Tui Lolohea was denied a try when the video referee agreed with the on field decision from referee Hicks when the half back slid over the line.

Saints had a try disallowed soon after for obstruction but they sealed the result in the final minute when Roby slotted over a drop goal to make the final score 27-22.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
St Helens

1479

Leeds Rhinos

1172

Carries
St Helens

177

Leeds Rhinos

215

Passes
St Helens Leeds Rhinos

198

261

Tackles
St Helens Leeds Rhinos

351

295

Missed Tackles

St Helens

37

Leeds Rhinos

39

Clean Breaks

St Helens

6

Leeds Rhinos

8

Attacking Kicks

9

11

Dummy Half Metres

139

136

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

3

3

Penalties Conceded

3

3

Tries

5

4

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker016116016714.413000010
Tom Briscoe004012014976.912100020
Kallum Watkins1017512014543.920100010
Konrad Hurrell1190260211617.710300020
Ash Handley102022014755.411000010
Tuimoala Lolohea008154416533.303203110
Richard Myler0014030710444.400000020
Trent Merrin00273400191216.400000041
Brad Dwyer0147676012786.5211000000
Nathaniel Peteru0028711010494.900100000
Liam Sutcliffe0029632013433.300000030
Brett Ferres0119222017603.500100011
Stevie Ward0091010252.500000000
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson00223100161137.100100020
Brad Singleton001623105418.200000001
Mikolaj Oledzki1028612010656.500100000
Cameron Smith001002006427.002100020
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Lachlan Coote0040035131078.210201121
Thomas Makinson0040311161338.300100000
Kevin Naiqama0000000000.000000000
Mark Percival0092080111059.511202220
Regan Grace0010340910812.010200000
Jonathan Lomax1015314012907.500300000
Theo Fages102722136254.200000000
Alex Walmsley20203040161157.200200020
James Roby024292001011411.409100010
Luke Thompson10347250141339.510000000
Zeb Taia00264440181568.722200021
Interchanges
Dominique Peyroux002631208637.900000010
Morgan Knowles0054145006406.700000011
Joseph Paulo0125530066010.000000010
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook0022352014956.800000020
Kyle Amor001420006508.300100000
Matthew Lees0028861012857.100000000
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