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Humiliated
Posted by southstander on September 09 2006 - 21:11:24

Light or Train?

SKY picked tonights game as 'game of the round' but you have to wonder why when neither side really had anything to play for.

What unfolded over an hour and a half was a Saints masterclass in Rugby League against a pathetic Rhinos who never got off the bus. Perhaps the lads were upset at having to sacrifice their night out at the Robbie Williams concert, but they gave no comfort to those who gave up their saturday evening to watch them.

Last week it looked like we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it looks like it might well just have been the lights of an oncoming train.

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18

Rhinos

v

Saints

54

SLXI - Round 27

9th September 2006

Humiliated

Silverwood made an early mistake after failing to see a Saints knock-on as Meli stripped the ball from Toopi. Saints took full advantage and Lyon crossed for the opening try through a poor Rhinos defence. Lyon failed with the conversion to limit the damage. It wasn't the start that we'd been looking for. Was last week a one-week wonder?

On six minutes Tansey tried two wriggle free of a tackle after fielding a bomb and Wellens reefed the ball in a two man tackle, the referee played on and Long went over. The video referee amazingly ruled a one-on-one and Longs score stood. Lyon failed with the conversion again but the Saints were 8-0 ahead with just six minutes on the clock. Two poor decisions, two tries down - now we were up against it.

On nine minutes the Saints scored a beauty...and no complaints on this one. Tanseys kick was fielded by Wellens, near his own goal line and thrown left to Meli who went ninety-five to score in the corner as Donald was caught horribly out of position. Lyon managed this conversion from the touchline for 14-0. Oh dear.

We managed to keep Saints out for the next nine minutes, but stupid surrendering of posession, under little pressure, allowed Saints to move the ball out right and Lyon went over in the corner on the overlap. He converted his own for 20 minutes and the Rhinos were looking like a pub team against the onslaught of the Saints. The game was already gone at 20-0. This had all the hallmarks of being very, very bad.

On twenty-six, Lyon got his hat-trick thanks to a Wilkin grubber behind the Rhinos defence. He added the conversion for 26-0, it was a humiliating point a minute. A bad night was getting far far worse, the Rhinos were simply not at the races.

On thirty-minutes it looked like we might get some joy, but Ashley Gibson was ruled to have dropped the ball in the act of scoring.

The Rhinos defence was awful, but the Saints were absoutely on fire as Saints moved the ball from left to right to for Gardner to score in the corner. Lyon missed the goal but we were 30-0 down, and totally outclassed.


Tormentor In Chief

We managed to make it to half time just thirty behind, and to be honest, the hooter came as a bit of relief. The concern now was what would the second half deliver?

On Leeds first real effort of the second half (and game) Pryce knocked-on on the fifth tackle but rather than wipe the count clean, Silverwood and his touch judge both missed it an called the handover. Silverwood was doing his best for Saints. A Senior break on forty-six looked like we'd open our scoring but we made a right porridge of it culminating in yet another knock-on.


Opener
On fifty-four we managed to avoid the humiliation of a nilling. Constant pressure on the Saints line, including a couple of penalties , saw Burrow put a grubber into the right corner to be collected by Donald who improved the angle to score. Sinfield added the extras for 30-6. It was too little, and far too late, but we were leading the second half!

On sixty-three the Saints got their first try of the second half after Toopi went for an intercept and gave Saints the ball back. A ball out wide to Meli allowed him to cross for his second. Lyon converted in off the far post for 36-6.

On sixty-seven it was more agony piled on as a Long grubber was collected and scored by Wellens. Lyon goaled for 42-6.

Ten minutes to go and Wilkin broke before passing to Wellens to go forty-five to cross under the sticks. Lyons goal gave us 48-6 and the worry was how many more they'd get before the final hooter.

Three minutes later and Gardner went over in the corner off a Lyon pass. Paul Anderson added insult to injury with a touchline conversion for 54-6.

On seventy-seven, Donald scored a carbon copy of his opener off a Burrow grubber. BUt even though Sinfield added the extras from the touchline it was acant consolation.

With three seconds left a Burrow high kick was fumbled in the Saints defence and collected by Toopi who touched down. Sinfield added the extras but we'd lost 54-18, we'd slumped back to our poor form of August, we went home gutted.

This was awful from the Rhinos against a Saints side that were absolutely on fire. This was not a professional Leeds performance, it was amongst the worst that I have seen from Leeds in my many years of watching. It was nothing short of embarrassing, there was no pride in the shirt. I dread the thought of meeting the Saints in the play-offs, they will murder us!


Man of the Match Poll

Points
Player%
10
Burrow51%
8
Donald14%
6
Thackray11%
5
Peacock9%
4
Gibson6%
4
Sinfield6%
2
Kirke3%

See here for season standings.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Saints
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
28
Tansey
1
Wellens
2
2
Donald
2
2
Gardner
2
30
Toopi
1
3
Lyon
3
6
4
Senior
11
Gilmour
27
Gibson
5
Meli
2
13
Sinfield
3
6
Pryce
7
Burrow
7
Long
1
29
Thackray
17
Anderson, P.
1
9
Diskin
9
Cunningham
18
Jones-Buchanan
10
Cayless
11
Lauiti'iti
15
Bennett
10
Peacock
12
Wilkin
12
Ellis
16
Hooper
3
Walker
14
Roby
8
Bailey
18
Anderson, V.
14
Millard
19
Graham
22
Kirke
23
Fa'Asavalu

Kick Off:
18:00
Half-Time:
30-00
Referee:
Richard Silverwood
Crowd:
10,024


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