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I Don't Like Mondays
Posted by southstander on May 22 2012 - 06:29:52

Leeds Opener
The Rhinos and the Saints met at Headingley in the first of this seasons regular monday night fixtures as eighth took on sixth in a repeat of last seasons Grand Final.

Leeds needed a win to kick-start their season and to go above the visitors, Saints needed the win to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive.

Over fifteen thousand turned their back on the TV to watch the game live.

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

18

Rhinos

v

Saints

31

Superleague XVII - Round 14

21st May 2012

I Don't Like Mondays

The Rhinos welcomed back Kallum Watkins but there was no place in the side for Jones-Bishop, Kirke, Moore or McShane. With all players now back from injury, McDermott has an embarrassment of riches from which to choose, but he still chooses players out of their normal position.

The opening exchanges were brutal and set the scene for what would be a rough and tough night. The Rhinos were denied an early opener after Watkins had picked up a loose ball and gone down the field to score, 'Saint' Steve Ganson judging that a stray Ablett hand in the tackle had deliberately knocked the ball free. But on twelve minutes the Rhinos di take the lead with a well worked try.

Webb ran the angle off a Smith pass and found Hall on the wing who fended off his tackler before passing inside to McGuire who spun over the line with a tackler holding onto his ankle. Sinfield added the extras and all was well with the world.


Got Over
On twenty-one the Saints got back into the game, thanks to a Rhinos mistake. Roby chipped the ball close to the Rhinos line and while three defenders debated whether any of them could be bothered to bend their backs and pick up the ball, Lomax did and went over to score. Makinson converted to level the scores.

On thirty-one it was the Saints who hit the front as Wellens benefitted from a Roby break with Makinson adding the goal for 6-12.

We were still in the game although the Saints had started offloading with alarming regularity and were starting to run us ragged. Gaps were appearing in the Rhinos defensive line, and it felt like the dam could burst at any point.

Just before the break, and against the run of play, the Rhinos got level. Makinson was penalised for holding Hardaker down in the tackle and as Leeds moved down field Sinfield found a gap before releasing Delaney to go under the sticks. Sinfield tied the scores up at 12-12 as the teams went for oranges.

Despite being battered in the opening minutes of the second half it was the Rhinos who regained the lead on forty-eight. Jones-Buchanan had just been substituted back onto the field and with his first touch he stepped out of one tackle, dummied Wellens, and went twenty to score. Sinfield made it 18-12 but you still had the feeling that we were just holding on. The visitors were giving us a lesson in offloading and fast play.

On fifty, Makinson scored a one-handed try near the right corner flag as Webb tried to puch him into touch. He failed to convert his own try and the Rhinos had a narrow lead at 18-16.

The lead lasted nine more minutes before a brilliant Soliola offload allowed Lomax to cross for his second try of the night. Makinson goaled and the visitors were four points clear.

On sixty-five the Saints superiority finally told as an exhausted Rhinos left a massive gap to allow Wilkin to cross off a Roby pass. With Makinson off injured, Lomax added the conversion for 18-28 and some Rhinos fans started heading for the exits.


Worked Hard

On seventy-two the game was put beyond doubt when Lomax kicked a penalty after 'Saint' Steve gave a penalty which only he'd seen and a Lomax drop goal on seventy-five just added insult to injury for 18-31.

The Rhinos can't complain at outcome or result and were outplayed for the majority of the game. The desire of Saints to keep the ball alive, and to play the ball at speed, allowed the to dominate the game and wear the Rhinos down. Leeds were their own worst enemy again with daft penalties and dropped ball, most frequent as we scrambled to get back in the game.

Sinfield will wait nervously to see if he gets called to the disciplinary after a high tackle on Makinson, which saw the Saints winger stretchered off, although he did seem to be falling when Sinfield hit him.

We now have three consecutive games against sides above us in Superleague and there is a chance that in our current form we could lose all three. There is a chance that we might fail to make the top eight this season. Now that would be a disaster.

Please vote for your Man-of-the-Match in the front page poll.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Saints
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
1
Wellens
1
14
Smith
21
Makinson
1
3
3
Watkins
3
Shenton
4
Hardaker
17
Wheeler
5
Hall
5
Meli
13
Sinfield
3
6
Hohaia
6
McGuire
1
7
Lomax
2
2
1
8
Leuluai
14
Laffranchi
7
Burrow
9
Roby
10
Peacock
8
Perry
11
Jones-Buchanan
1
13
Flannery
15
Delaney
1
4
Soliola
13
Ablett
12
Wilkin
1
16
Bailey
10
McCarthy-Scarsbrook
18
Clarkson
15
Flanaghan
20
Griffin
16
Clough
31
Lunt
11
Puletua

Kick Off:
20:00
Half-Time:
12-12
Referee:
Steve 'Saint' Ganson
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