• St Helens
  • 36 - 10

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • St Helens
  • HT 24 - 6
  • Leeds Rhinos
21st June 2019 | KO 19:45 | Totally Wicked Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

25,709

Tackles Made
6,853
Missed Tackles
680
Penalties Conceded

161

Total Carries

3,442

Total Passes

3,912

Clean Breaks

132

Errors

239

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

13

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

997

Top Metre Maker

2,251

Konrad Hurrell
Top Tackler

649

Trent Merrin

St Helens 36 Leeds Rhinos 10

Brad Dwyer scores a try during the Super League clash between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos.

A try in each half from Brad Dwyer and Luke Briscoe were not enough for Leeds as they lost 36-10 to the Betfred Super League leaders at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

St Helens came out fired up and they opened the scoring at the end of the first set of the game when Jack Walker, on his return to the side, lost the flight of the high kick in the low evening sun. The ball bounced off the full back’s shoulder straight into the path of Kevin Naiqama and he had the simple job of going over between the posts. Lachlan Coote added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after 90 seconds.

The home side doubled their lead in the next set as Jonny Lomax evaded an attempted tackle by Brad Dwyer before finding Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook in support to score. Coote was on target again to make it 12-0.

Leeds managed to stem the flow of points after that and finally gained possession to gain territory in the Saints half. Eventually they managed to turn pressure into points. The try came from an error by Coote as he spilled Liam Sutcliffe’s high kick. Leeds had a couple of half chances before Dwyer shot out from dummy half and stretched out to score between the posts. Sutcliffe added the conversion to half Saints lead after 17 minutes.

However, three minutes later Coote made amends for his error as he cut the perfect line to take a short pass near the Rhinos line and proved too powerful to stop from close range for the Rhinos.  He converted his own try to give his side an 18-6 lead.

Coote had another try ruled out by referee Ben Thaler for a forward last pass by Naiqama and the Rhinos looked like they had limited the damage at the break to just two scores only for England international Tommy Makinson to acrobatically dive over in the corner with the final play of the first half. The video referee confirmed he had stayed in play and the score was awarded. Coote added the touchline conversion to make it 24-6 at the break and leave the Rhinos with a mountain to climb.

Leeds needed to score the first points of the second half to give them any hope of staging a fight back and they did just that when Konrad Hurrell bumped off an attempted tackle and then offload to Luke Briscoe to score in the corner. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion from the touchline but the gap was now 24-10 with 33 minutes still to play.

The Rhinos produced some strong defence to keep Saints out after that, particularly Makinson who looked certain to score a carbon copy try from his first half effort only for the visitors to marshall their line well and see out the danger.

Leeds had a couple of half chances, the most notably when Saints allowed a Sutcliffe high kick to bounce. Hurrell charged up field and got to the kick first before batting it back towards his own line but instead to bouncing to a team mate, Theo Fages was there for Saints to snuff out the danger.

Referee Ben Thaler had to call both captain’s in for a stern talking to after a coming together. It followed a challenge on Harry Newman by Lomax that Leeds felt was high but the officials were happy with.

Thankfully that was enough to cool tempers however Leeds were reduced to 12 men in the final ten minutes of the game when James Donaldson was sin binned for knocking a pass down in an offside position as Saints went for a try.

The home side made the most of their numerical advantage to run in two late tries to increase the final score line. McCarthy-Scarsbrook went over from close range before James Bentley went over from dummy half having took his side up field with a break from inside their own territory. Coote converted both tries to make the final score 36-10.

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Brad Dwyer scores a try during the Super League clash between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos.

A try in each half from Brad Dwyer and Luke Briscoe were not enough for Leeds as they lost 36-10 to the Betfred Super League leaders at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

St Helens came out fired up and they opened the scoring at the end of the first set of the game when Jack Walker, on his return to the side, lost the flight of the high kick in the low evening sun. The ball bounced off the full back’s shoulder straight into the path of Kevin Naiqama and he had the simple job of going over between the posts. Lachlan Coote added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after 90 seconds.

The home side doubled their lead in the next set as Jonny Lomax evaded an attempted tackle by Brad Dwyer before finding Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook in support to score. Coote was on target again to make it 12-0.

Leeds managed to stem the flow of points after that and finally gained possession to gain territory in the Saints half. Eventually they managed to turn pressure into points. The try came from an error by Coote as he spilled Liam Sutcliffe’s high kick. Leeds had a couple of half chances before Dwyer shot out from dummy half and stretched out to score between the posts. Sutcliffe added the conversion to half Saints lead after 17 minutes.

However, three minutes later Coote made amends for his error as he cut the perfect line to take a short pass near the Rhinos line and proved too powerful to stop from close range for the Rhinos.  He converted his own try to give his side an 18-6 lead.

Coote had another try ruled out by referee Ben Thaler for a forward last pass by Naiqama and the Rhinos looked like they had limited the damage at the break to just two scores only for England international Tommy Makinson to acrobatically dive over in the corner with the final play of the first half. The video referee confirmed he had stayed in play and the score was awarded. Coote added the touchline conversion to make it 24-6 at the break and leave the Rhinos with a mountain to climb.

Leeds needed to score the first points of the second half to give them any hope of staging a fight back and they did just that when Konrad Hurrell bumped off an attempted tackle and then offload to Luke Briscoe to score in the corner. Sutcliffe was unable to add the conversion from the touchline but the gap was now 24-10 with 33 minutes still to play.

The Rhinos produced some strong defence to keep Saints out after that, particularly Makinson who looked certain to score a carbon copy try from his first half effort only for the visitors to marshall their line well and see out the danger.

Leeds had a couple of half chances, the most notably when Saints allowed a Sutcliffe high kick to bounce. Hurrell charged up field and got to the kick first before batting it back towards his own line but instead to bouncing to a team mate, Theo Fages was there for Saints to snuff out the danger.

Referee Ben Thaler had to call both captain’s in for a stern talking to after a coming together. It followed a challenge on Harry Newman by Lomax that Leeds felt was high but the officials were happy with.

Thankfully that was enough to cool tempers however Leeds were reduced to 12 men in the final ten minutes of the game when James Donaldson was sin binned for knocking a pass down in an offside position as Saints went for a try.

The home side made the most of their numerical advantage to run in two late tries to increase the final score line. McCarthy-Scarsbrook went over from close range before James Bentley went over from dummy half having took his side up field with a break from inside their own territory. Coote converted both tries to make the final score 36-10.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
St Helens

1470

Leeds Rhinos

1135

Carries
St Helens

193

Leeds Rhinos

175

Passes
St Helens Leeds Rhinos

229

209

Tackles
St Helens Leeds Rhinos

333

321

Missed Tackles

St Helens

44

Leeds Rhinos

49

Clean Breaks

St Helens

11

Leeds Rhinos

3

Attacking Kicks

8

9

Dummy Half Metres

67

144

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

6

1

Penalties Conceded

6

10

Tries

6

2

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Jack Walker005027013775.901300000
Tom Briscoe006026013816.202100000
Harry Newman0015255015835.503000021
Konrad Hurrell0140480201738.711300020
Luke Briscoe101037012847.011200010
Liam Sutcliffe002937067385.400101110
Richard Myler00902118202.501000001
Ava Seumanufagai002224109667.300000001
Brad Dwyer1023563110595.916400020
Brad Singleton001942005295.800000001
Kallum Watkins004192006416.800000011
Brett Ferres0026320113705.402100020
Trent Merrin002753009576.300100010
Interchanges
Adam Cuthbertson0038433014906.400000022
Matt Parcell001731207639.003000001
Mikolaj Oledzki0026711010808.000000001
James Donaldson001320004246.000000001
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Lachlan Coote105043215664.410206000
Thomas Makinson10402120222069.440100030
Kevin Naiqama102115409748.220200010
Mark Percival009205077610.900200010
Regan Grace000001012715.901000010
Jonathan Lomax0317003314926.611100010
Theo Fages0132624314896.400000000
Alex Walmsley00245260181739.610300011
Aaron Smith004175004307.504300012
Luke Thompson0024832011746.700000000
Zeb Taia00184010912013.311200001
Interchanges
Dominique Peyroux0027731013886.801100020
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook2033431011807.300100030
Kyle Amor0027621010919.100100002
Matthew Lees0029580011494.500100010
Jack Ashworth001214104246.000000000
James Bentley101021409677.413000020
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