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Clumsy Rhinos Hand Hull the Points
Posted by southstander on May 20 2007 - 16:14:18

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The Rhinos made their first of two consecutive trips to Humberside to take on the Black and White half of the city. Hull FC were a side in the doldrums after the recent shock departure of Paul Cooke, the loss in Cardiff to Hull KR and the fact that they were in tenth place in Superleague.

The Rhinos were looking to put the record straight after last weekends cup exit to Wigan. There was only one possible outcome....wasn't there?

We bring you all of the action here......

12

Rhinos

v

Hull FC

16

SLXII - Round 14

20th May 2007

Clumsy Rhinos Hand Hull the Points

The Rhinos without hooker Matt Diskin after a re-occurence of his groin strain, gave a full debut to Ryan Hall on the wing in place of Lee Smith. Ali Lauiti'iti was also an absentee as the long season started to take its toll. The Hull side contained a few unknown names but there was still plenty of strength in depth for the home side.

Hull opened the scoring with a penalty after nine minutes, granted after several Leeds players were judged off-side in their own twenty. The goal, kicked by Danny Tickle, looked to miss the sticks but the touch judges raised their flags.

With Hull on the last tackle, Sing crossed off what looked like a forward pass, and then seemed to lose the ball as he touched down. As the Rhinos players went potty, Ian Smith pointed to the spot to give the try. Tickle added the conversion for a suprising eight-nil lead after fourteen minutes. It wasn't the start we wanted.

Four minutes later, JJB came on the angle and scored a simple try under the sticks. This time it was Hulls turn to be angry at a suspicious forward pass, but Sinfield didn't worry about that when slotting over the extras.

On twenty minutes the Rhinos were down to twelve as play-maker Danny McGuire was despatched to the sin-bin, possibly for interference as he retreated to cover a tap restart. Now we were up against it.

On twenty-three the Rhinos should have been in again but died with the ball on the last tackle.

With seconds left to McGuires return, Senior was held up just short of the line. He played the ball and on the last, Swain knocked-on but the referee waved play on, once again to the Rhinos players disgust.

With eight minutes to go, McGuire was back on and the Rhinos had survived.


Jekyl & Hyde

Having survived ten minutes with twelve men, Hull scored on the last tackle as a Horne kick through was collected and scored by Shaun Briscoe. Tickle added the extras for 14-6 lead. The Rhinos simply weren't firing and what should, on paper, have been a simple win was turning into a nightmare. We'd need a much better second half.

With the second half five minutes old, Richard Horne put the ball out into touch on the full. From the resulting scrum some thirty metres from the Hull line, Senior passed the ball straight to Domic when he should have taken the tackle. Hull pushed the Rhinos all the way back to their own line on the next set and forced a drop-out.

Despite defending well, the Rhinos once again gifted the ball by Bailey dropping it some thirty metres out. Hull had had all the pressure early in the second half.

Gave Everything
The clock was now starting to tick. The Rhinos had a great opportunity to cross after fifty-eight but Ellis knocked-on as the line beckoned. The frustration amongst the lads was visibly increasing.

When Leeds stripped the ball on their own forty-two on the hour mark, Tickle kicked the goal for a 16-6 Hull FC lead. The game was starting to drift away from a forlorn looking Rhinos.

The Leeds errors were mounting up. On sixty-five Ellis dropped the ball in front of the posts and Smith turned scrum to penalty after Ellis argued his point a little too vociferously.

With fourteen minutes left, Webb finished a sensational seventy metres try after Thackray, Toopi, and Tansey combined to go ona sixty metre break. All of a sudden, we were tight back in it. Burrow added the extras and we were back within four of the home side with twelve minutes left.

Ten minutes left and Sing coughed up the ball and Burrow broke down field, just being caught by Briscoe, but staying down in the tackle. From the play the Rhinos knocked-on and gifted the initiative back to the Airlie Birds.

With five minutes to go the Rhinos forced a drop-out under the sticks. Leeds moved the ball down for five and the a kick on the last was knocked into touch by Hull. Leeds had six tackles on the Hull line with three minutes left.

Hull were under massive pressure and forced into another dropout. As they returned towards the Hull line, JJB dropped the ball and Hull had the relief that they needed. The clock was counting down the last few seconds.

A Tansey kick in the dying seconds was tidied up by the FC defence and the game was over with the Rhinos having crashed to another close defeat, the second in two weeks. The game was almost a carbon copy of that Wigan game.

This was a clumsy game, erratically refereed by Ian Smith, and one in which the Airlie Birds once again wanted it more than the overpaid Superstars from Headingley.

We are now half way through the season and the Rhinos frailty is being exposed, against what are theoretically the weakest sides in the competition. Our three Superleague defeats have all come against sides outside the top six and it simply is not good enough.

The decent following that we took to the KC is likely to be somewhat diminished as we return to Hull next weekend to take on the red side of town, the scene of one of our early season embarrassments.


Man of the Match Poll

Points
Player%
10
Thackray39%
8
Burrow22%
6
Webb17%
5
Hall11%
4
Donald6%
3
Peacock6%

See here for season standings.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Hull FC
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
1
1
Briscoe
1
2
Donald
2
Sing
1
3
Toopi
22
Hall
4
Senior
3
Yeaman
25
Hall
5
Raynor
6
McGuire
7
Horne
7
Burrow
1
23
Lee
16
Bailey
8
Dowes
18
Kirke
9
Swain
10
Peacock
10
Carvell
11
Jones-Buchanan
1
11
Radford
12
Ellis
17
Manu
13
Sinfield
1
16
Tickle
4
8
Leuleui
14
Tony
15
Thackray
4
Domic
23
Tansey
15
King
22
Ablett
21
Maiava

Kick Off:
15:15
Half-Time:
06-14
Referee:
Ian Smith
Crowd:
14,256


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