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Scrappy Success
Posted by southstander on February 15 2013 - 23:24:43

Two Tries
With the countdown to Melbourne well underway, there were two crucial reasons for a big Rhinos win tonight as we welcomed Salford Reds to Headingley.

We needed to put last weeks shambles at Castleford behind us, and we needed a confidence boost ahead of the World Club Challenge.

It was a makeshift Rhinos line-up, but one which would surely be too good for whipping boys Salford.

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

42

Rhinos

v

Reds

14

Superleague XVIII - Round 3

15th February 2013

Scrappy Success

The Rhinos pack had a very different look with Peacock, Bailey and Delaney all missing through injury (rested). Leuluai was a welcome return in the front row but would be packing down there with Jones-Buchanan while Clarkson and Ward made up the second row and Ablett played loose forward. At least is meant that we should be a bit more agile than usual.

Leeds, defending the Carnegie Stand in the first half, were on the score sheet after just three minutes when Salford fumbled the ball at the back of the scrum and Leeds dribbled it over the line for Stevie Ward to get a hand on and open his account for the season. Sinfield, who would be 100% with the boot all night, kicked the two.

Resolute Rhinos defence kept a sustained Salford attack at bay and when the Rhinos finally got back into the Salford twenty a McGuire grubber was grounded by Joel Moon, much to the disgust of the fifty or so Salford fans. Sinfield made it 12-0.


Two tries
On twenty-five the Rhinos stretched the lead to eighteen after a swift passing move to the right saw Hardaker put Watkins towards the line who stretched and placed the ball in goal.

The Rhinos seemed in full control, but it would be the Reds who would open their account, right on the hooter. A great Broughton break down the left saw him make fifty metres before Hardaker managed to put him to ground. A fast play the ball, and a great kick to the right hand corner was taken by Evalds who slipped and passed off his back to Gibson to score. Sneyd converted for 18-6 at the break.

Hardaker must have picked up a knock in tackling Broughton as he didn't return for the second half, Watkins switching to the deep role. Leeds were still re-organising when Evalds intercepted a pass five metres from his own line and went ninety-five, chased forlornly by Burrow, to score in the right corner. Sneyd missed the goal but the margin was down to eight.

McDermott brought on McShane, and it was to prove to be a master stroke.

On forty-nine McShane did all the hard work before passing left through two pairs of hands for Moon to get his second. Three minutes later and Moore had gone close before McShane scampered over from acting half-back. And on sixty-nine a McShane carbon copy as he went in for his second.

Sinfield had goaled all three for a 36-10 Rhinos lead. You felt that there were more to come.


Try & Seven Goals

With six minutes left, Hicks penalised the Rhinos from their opponents twenty all the way back to their own and Gibson managed to find space to cross for his second, once again Sneyd failed to convert.

The Rhinos had the last of the scoring action when McPherson juggled the ball on his own twenty before spilling it into the grateful hands of Sinfield for a simple walk in through a broken line. Convering his own try gave him a personal haul of eighteen points and secured a Rhinos win by 42-14.

This wasn't the best of games, and the Rhinos don't have the weather to blame this week. It was scrappy and often undisciplined and not helped by the whistle happy Hicks. Leeds bombed several chances and should have really scored more than points, but it is two points on the board for the long season ahead and a small boost ahead of next weeks massive challenge.

Lets just hope that we get a clean bill of health on Monday!

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Match Facts

Rhinos
Reds
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Hardaker
32
Murphy
22
Keinhorst
2
Broughton
3
Watkins
1
3
Gibson
2
4
Moon
2
33
Williams
5
Hall
25
Evalds
1
13
Sinfield
1
7
23
McGoldrick
6
McGuire
22
Sneyd
1
8
Leuluai
8
Jewitt
7
Burrow
9
Howarth
11
Jones-Buchanan
10
McPherson
12
Ablett
11
Ashurst
14
Ward
1
12
Dixon
12
Ablett
20
Neal
17
Kirke
24
Owen
9
McShane
2
17
Boyle
21
Moore
18
Gledhill
19
Achurch
19
Jones

Kick Off:
20:00
Half-Time:
18-06
Referee:
Rob Hicks
Crowd:
12,558


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