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Rhinos Trawl Deep to Net the Points
Posted by southstander on February 18 2011 - 23:41:35

Opener then injured
Round two saw the Rhinos travel to Humberside to take on the Airlie Birds and looking for a more convincing performance that last week against the Bulls.

FC were desperate for a win after losing to the red side of the city last week and they needed to kick start their own season.

Someone was going to be disappointed.

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

32

Rhinos

v

Hull FC

18

Superleague XVI - Round 2

18th February 2011

Rhinos Trawl Deep to Net the Points

Once again we were in the pink but it was all change big Macs line-up. Delaney switched to second row in place of the injured Lauiti'iti and Watkins took Bretts place in the centres. Chris Clarkson was on the bench alongside new boy Hauraki and Lee Smith was also on the bench but Ben Cross missed out after suffering a stomach upset.

FC had director general Sean Long in the middle of the park and new boy Sam Obst, fresh from the Wildcats fire sale, on the bench as they looked to get their first victory of the season in front of their demanding fans.

Just over a minute had gone when the Rhinos broke the FC line for the first time, right in front of the Rhinos fans. JJB offloaded on the floor and Ablett picked up and found Burrow, then Senior who had Webb inside and Hall outside. He chose inside for the pass and Webb crossed without a hand on him. Sinfield goaled for 6-0.

On seven Webb nearly got his second but Whiting stopped him short of the line. Webb injured his knee in the action and was taken straight off to the treatment room. It didn't look good as Jones-Bishop moved to full-back with Lee Smith taking the field on the wing.

On fourteen Leeds gave away the first penalty of the game for holding down in the tackle. Hull kicked for position and on the fourth tackle O'Mealy crashed over the top of Jones-Bishop to score. Tickle converted to level the scores.


Cheeky Try
On twenty Ablett went close but grounded the ball short of the line and lost possession.

With twenty-five showing Ryan Hall went over in the left hand corner off a long Ablett pass. Sinfield missed from the touchline but we were back in a narrow lead at 10-6.

With five minutes to the break the Rhinos gave a perfect lesson in keeping the ball alive. The ball went through a dozen pairs of hands before Burrow slid over with the ball. Sinfield converted from next to the posts for a comfortable 16-6.

Right on the half-time hooter the Rhinos were in again, this time thanks to the speed of Ben Jones-Bishop. A Long grubber was collected by BJB on his own twenty who then picked his way through the Hull defence to go eighty to score. Sinfield missed the extras for 20-6 and the Rhinos had ridden the ten minute blip after Webb went off to come through the half with flying colours.

We were looking good with some tremendous workloads, noticably the skipper who was on fire with everything except his kicking boots. On position and possession we should perhaps have been more ahead, but it was good enough against a determined FC side.

On forty-six we lost Delaney with what looked like yet another knee injury. Seconds later and a kick to the corner by Burrow was palmed back by Watkins, picked up by Clarkson who dived over on the corner. Sinfield missed again from the line, now it was 24-6.

The fiftieth minute saw the second Hull try, another for O'Mealy same as in the first half as he went over the Leeds defence. Tickle added the two and somehow the home side were back within two converted scores at 24-12.

On the hour Hauraki got his debut try. Hauraki kicked from ten out, Buderus collected off the boot of a Hull defender and then passed around the corner for Hauraki to collect and score behind the sticks. Sinfield added the extras for 30-12 and the win was looking increasingly likely.


Brilliant

Ten minutes left and Hull got a consolation as Sharp benefitted from a massive overlap to cross in the right hand corner. Tickle coaxed the ball over off the posts for the conversion and 30-18. Surely the home side couldn't score twice more in the last nine minutes?

Six minutes remaining and Sinfield tried a long and ambitious drop goal which slipped wide. With four left Burrow kicked a drop goal from twenty out and put the result beyond doubt.

Two mimutes left and Sinfield wound down the clock further with a drop goal from close for 32-18.

We'd played the second half with just one man on the bench with Ablett, Webb and Delaney all injured. We'd also had several chances that we hadn't managed to convert into points and Sinny had not been on the best form with the boot. But a win is a win and we'll take the two points to rest top of the table over night.

There were some big Leeds performances, Sinfield, Smith, BJB and Buderus were all sensational and Hauraki looks as though he's a useful addition to the squad. What we need to hope is that the injuries suffered by key players and just knocks and nothing more serious.

Next week, Big Macs old side the Harlequins for the first game of the season at HQ.


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Match Facts

Rhinos
Hull FC
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
1
3
Whiting
23
Jones-Bishop
1
2
Sharp
1
19
Watkins
16
Manu
4
Senior
4
Yeaman
5
Hall
1
5
Briscoe
13
Sinfield
3
1
19
Turner
7
Burrow
1
1
7
Long
8
Leuluai
8
O'Mealy
2
9
Buderus
9
Houghton
18
Burgess
10
Radford
11
Jones-Buchanan
11
Westerman
3
Delaney
12
Tickle
3
12
Ablett
13
Fitzgibbon
2
Smith
14
Washbrook
17
Kirke
15
Lauaki
20
Hauraki
1
23
Moa
30
Clarkson
1
30
Obst

Kick Off:
20:00
Half-Time:
20-06
Referee:
Richard Silverwood
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12,513


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