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Le Dragon Est Massacré
Posted by southstander on April 27 2007 - 23:23:49

26 Points

The French were in town, and the Rhinos were looking for revenge for the away defeat in late February.

The Dragons had spent the last few weeks picking up injuries, but Leeds were almost at full strength for the first re-match of the season, with only Ali Lauiti'iti not forcing his way into last weeks successful seventeen.

The stage was set and a good Leeds corwd of over fifteen and a half thousand had turned up to bear witness.

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

54

Rhinos

v

Dragons

08

SLXII - Round 12

27th April 2007

Le Dragon Est Massacré

Leeds startedthe game attacking the Carnegie stand but suffered a bad early setback. With the clock showing just two minutes, Jamie Peacock picked up what looked to be a knee or ankle injury and limped to the sidelines not to be seen again. We were now down to sixteen fit players but that wouldn't last long. The Dragons set out their stall early, spoiling in the tackle, lifting players legs and flopping on wherever they could. They had come to rough us up and make us lose our cool, and Ben Thaler was going to let them.

Against the early run of play the Dragons put the first points on the board. An Ellis high tackle had given the frenchmen position before the Dragons moved downfield and moved the ball wide right for Charles to burrow under the Leeds tackler and score. Bosc fail to convert from wide and just for a second you got that sinking feeling that the Dragons may be turning into our bogey side.

With nine minuts showing on the Headingley clock, we opened our account. Ellis and Sinfield both offloaded brilliantly to put Webb free from twenty metres and conjoured up a try from nothing. Sinfield added the extras, as he would without fail all night. We were in the lead and we'd never look back.

On twenty-one a superb Sinfield break from his own half saw a pass to Senior and then inside to McGuire who ran out of steam just before the line and passed out to Webb to score. Sinfields boot took us to 12-4.

Four minutes later and Mogg was sin-binned for the visitors as even Thalers patience ran out at the continual holding down in the tackle.

It took nine minutes of our one-man advatage for us to score again. This time it was supersub Toopi, just on for Ellis, who stretched over from two metres to score off a scrappy bounced pass and take advantage of disarray in the Dragons defence as they tried to get back and cover. Sinfields extras gave us 18-4 and that is how it remained until the hooter.


Hat-Trick

We had obviously got a taste for it and started the second half in great style. The Dragons lost ball after fielding a Webb chip and from the resulting scrum Sinfield picked the ball out of the back row and went under the sticks.His goal made it 24-4 and we were now looking and improving our points difference for the long battle for the minor premiership.

On forty-six a Sinfield chip looked like it was wasted but Ellis collected the ball over his head and dragged two tacklers over the line with him to score a deserved try. Sinfield tee'd it up and it was 30-4.

Small respite for the Dragons on fifty-three with a superb passing try over seventy metres and through six or seven pairs of hands before Mogg went over in the right hand corner. Bosc missed his second conversion and the visitors scoring was all over at eight points.


Go-Forward
With sixteen left, Ellis barged through a gap and offloaded inside to the ubiquitous Webb who completed his hat-trick under the sticks. Kev made it 36-8.

The visitors were visibly tiring and the Rhinos were about to enter a purple patch of three tries in eight minutes.

On seventy-two Brent Webb was held up when he looked certain to get his fourth. Moving back ten metres, Sinfield received the ball and put in a cross-field kick straight into the hands of Donald who scored in the corner, unmarked. Sinfield coverted from the touchline for 42-8.

On seventy-four a Toopi break and inside pass (which looked rather forward) was gladly collected by Burrow and the referee disappeared under a melee of players, and the pocket-sized half-back went under the sticks. Sinfield made it 48-8 and we were almost done.

The final try was the icing on the cake for the skipper and Catalan dropped the ball under no pressure and Sinfield hacked it forward before collecting and scoring. Adding the extras to his own try game him a personal haul of twenty-six points in the Rhinos convincing win of 54-8.

This was not a polished performance and there could have been a lot more Rhinos points. We still seem impotent in the last twenty, prefering to score our tried from much greater range in broken play. If we could just find away of busting over the line from short range then we'd be racking up a lot more points.

Tonight could prove costly as in addition to the early loss of Peacock we also lost Ash Gibson just before half-time with what looked like it might be a re-occurence of his leg problem. Danny McGuire also picked up a knock which will need treatment after being assessed over the weekend.

Big ups for Leuleui, Toopi, Kirke, Bailey and Ellis who were all sensational, but what about the skipper? His best game of the season by quite some distance as everything went right for him.

Onwards and upwards, top of the table and the Bulls in Cardiff next Sunday..come on you Rhinos!


Man of the Match Poll

Points
Player%
10
Sinfield41%
8
Webb38%
6
Ellis18%
5
Burrow3%

See here for season standings.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Dragons
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
3
1
Greenshields
2
Donald
1
5
Pelo
20
Gibson
4
Mogg
1
4
Senior
3
Wilson
5
Smith
29
Charles
1
6
McGuire
14
Bosc
7
Burrow
1
7
Jones
16
Bailey
19
Chan
9
Diskin
26
Quigley
10
Peacock
10
Guisset
11
Jones-Buchanan
28
Bentley
12
Ellis
1
17
Gossard
13
Sinfield
2
9
21
Touxagas
8
Leuleui
6
McGuire
15
Thackray
8
Ferriol
3
Toopi
1
24
Casty
18
Kirke
25
Khattabi

Kick Off:
20:00
Half-Time:
18-04
Referee:
Ben Thaler
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