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Mostly Magic at Murrayfield
Posted by southstander on May 04 2009 - 17:02:39

Two Tries

It's been a funny old weekend. I've found myself passively supporting Wigan, Bradford and Hull FC, three sides I never thought I'd be rooting for.

But they were all appetisers for the main event and as results went our way, the excitement and expectation built that this could be a very Magic weekend for the Rhinos.

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

36

Rhinos

v

Dragons

16

Superleague XIV

Murrayfield Magic - Round 12

3rd May 2009

Mostly Magic at Murrayfield

As the sides were announced, to a one third full Murrayfield, there was some surprise for Rhinos supporters. Danny McGuire had been dropped to the bench, as had Matt Diskin, with Sinfield starting at stand-off. Ryan Bailey was not in the squad and Lee Smith got his first outing for six weeks.

Half the pitch bathed in sunlight, half of it freezing in the shadows, saw the Rhinos start the game kicking towards the sparsely populated South Stand. Leeds dominated from the outset and it took just six minutes to look like we'd got on the plush Murrayfield scoreboards. The ball was dislodged from a Dragons carry and picked up by Smith and passed to Donald who went seventy metres to score under the sticks. Alibert went to the video referee who spotted a Smith hand knocking on before the pass. NO TRY.

The scoreboard really started moving on eleven. A Beautiful Burrow measured kick on the last was collected in the air by Ryan Hall as the Dragons defender flapped and he touched down easily. Sinfield converted for a 6-0 lead.

On sixteen, Webb spun out of atackle on the Dragons 40m and found Burrow who sprinted under the sticks making it simple for Sinny to add the extra two.

On twenty-eight a Sinfield reverse pass allowed Peacock to get to the line and stretch over to score one-handed. Again the extras were simple for 18-0, the Catalans had no answer.


Good Game

When on thirty-one Webb went in under the sticks after a weaving move which involved Jamie Jones-Buchanan throwing a massive dummy. Sinfield made it 24-0.

The last scoring action before half time was another Rhinos score, and one which certainly put the game beyond the Frenchmen. An Ali flipped pass went to Halls hands and he went eighty metres for his second of the afternoon. Sinfield again kicked the extras and at 30-0 the Rhinos were totally in control.


Good Kicking
The Dragons must have taken the field for the second half with a major ear bashing still ringing in their ears.

It took just forty-five seconds for them to score their first try of the game when the Rhinos lost the ball on their own forty and Bentley picked it up and went over under the sticks. Mounis added the extras for 30-6.

Leeds nerves may have started to jangle five minutes later when a nice inside pass put Elima through a gap to score. Mounis again kicked the goal, but the Dragons fightback then eased back as the Rhinos seemed to stiffen the defence after a mad ten minutes.

Twenty minutes passed with no further points before, on sixty-seven, a Dragons stray pass on their own thirty was intercepted by Donald who crossed unopposed. The Sinfield extras gave us 36-12 and quashed any thoughts of a brave Catalan rally.

Casey McGuire did get a final consolation with seconds left but Mounis couldn't kick the extras and the hooter sounded a 36-18 Rhinos win.

This wasn't vintage Rhinos but it was a solid first half which built a platform which meant that the short second half blip was of no relevance or consequence. The win lifted us to second, temporarily as KR regained their second spot after beating the Wolves. We are now just two points behind the leaders, not bad considering the April that we had.

Looks like Blueys team selection worked with Sinfield controlling the first half from stand-off and Buderus having a great game starting at hooker.

We've a week off now while the rest of the league beat each other up in the Challenge Cup.


Man of the Match Poll

Points
Player%
10
Buderus55%
8
Hall14%
6
Jones-Buchanan10%
4
Sinfield7%
2
Donald3%
2
Kirke3%
2
Peacock3%
2
Webb3%

See here for season standings.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Dragons
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
1
1
Greenshields
2
Donald
1
18
Duport
3
Smith
3
Bell
4
Senior
15
Baile
5
Hall
2
5
Pelo
13
Sinfield
6
26
Bird
7
Burrow
1
4
Mogg
8
Leuleui
24
Casty
9
Buderus
9
McGuire
1
10
Peacock
1
10
Guisset
17
Kirke
16
Elima
1
11
Jones-Buchanan
14
Carlew
18
Ablett
13
Mounis
2
14
Diskin
8
Ferriol
19
Burgess
20
Bentley
1
6
McGuire
22
Fakir
12
Lauiti'iti
17
Gossard

Kick Off:
17:00
Half-Time:
30-00
Referee:
Thierry Alibert
Crowd:
30,122


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