St Helens 36-10 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 21st June 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 19

36-10 FT

HT: 24 6

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Kevin Naiqama, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (2), Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, James Bentley,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote (6),

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Brad Dwyer, Luke Briscoe,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens preserved their six-point lead at the top of Betfred Super League after beating struggling Leeds Rhinos 36-10.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook scored two tries as Saints left the Rhinos joint-bottom with Hull KR.

Saints raced into a 12-0 lead after just three minutes, with Kevin Naiqama taking advantage of Jack Walker dropping a high kick and then McCarthy-Scarsbrook scoring under the sticks.

Brad Dwyer skipped over from dummy half for Leeds, but Lachlan Coote waltzed in for his 11th try of the season before Tommy Makinson produced a stunning acrobatic finish in the corner to make it 24-6 at half-time.

Leeds winger Luke Briscoe went over in the corner four minutes after half-time before McCarthy-Scarsbrook and James Bentley scored for the hosts late on.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: “Obviously we didn’t play our best tonight. We didn’t play as well as we have in the past but the main sign is that we came away with the win.

“Leeds are a dangerous attacking side and to come away with the win is important.

“We knew what Leeds were capable of in the second half and we made a lot of uncharacteristic errors but we finished both halves well."

Leeds coach Richard Agar said: “It’s the toughest challenge in the game. From what I’ve seen, this is the toughest challenge in the competition – playing Saints away.

“They were playing on a bigger speed and power than us. We defended well under pressure at times but we let a few soft ones in at the end. It took a bit of pride away from the side.”

  • 79: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 78: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Bentley
  • 77: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 75: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 45: TRY! scored for Leeds by Luke Briscoe
  • 40: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 40: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 20: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 19: TRY! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 16: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Dwyer
  • 5: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 4: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 3: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 2: TRY! scored for St Helens by Kevin Naiqama
  • Key Performers

    Thomas Makinson

    Metres: 206
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Alex Walmsley

    Metres: 173

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 6
    Rhinos 2

    Goals:

    Saints 6
    Rhinos 1

    METRES:

    Saints 1470
    Rhinos 1135

    CARRIES:

    Saints 193
    Rhinos 175

    TACKLES:

    Saints 333
    Rhinos 321

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 17
    Rhinos 14

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 6
    Rhinos 10

    BREAKS:

    Saints 11
    Rhinos 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 1 0 4 0 2 12 0 22 206 9.36 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 24 5 2 6 0 18 173 9.61 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 18 4 0 1 0 9 120 13.33 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 0 3 17 0 0 3 3 14 92 6.57 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 27 6 2 1 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Theo Fages 0 1 32 6 2 4 3 14 89 6.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 27 7 3 1 0 13 88 6.77 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 2 0 33 4 3 1 0 11 80 7.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Mark Percival 0 0 9 2 0 5 0 7 76 10.86 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Naiqama 1 0 21 1 5 4 0 9 74 8.22 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 24 8 3 2 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 71 5.92 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Bentley 1 0 10 2 1 4 0 9 67 7.44 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Lachlan Coote 1 0 5 0 4 3 2 15 66 4.40 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 29 5 8 0 0 11 49 4.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Smith 0 0 41 7 5 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 12 1 4 1 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Konrad Hurrell 0 1 4 0 4 8 0 20 173 8.65 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 38 4 3 3 0 14 90 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Luke Briscoe 1 0 1 0 3 7 0 12 84 7.00 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Harry Newman 0 0 15 2 5 5 0 15 83 5.53 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 6 0 2 6 0 13 81 6.23 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 26 7 1 1 0 10 80 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Walker 0 0 5 0 2 7 0 13 77 5.92 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 26 3 2 0 1 13 70 5.38 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ava Seumanufagai 0 0 22 2 4 1 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Parcell 0 0 17 3 1 2 0 7 63 9.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Dwyer 1 0 23 5 6 3 1 10 59 5.90 1 6 4 0 0 0 2 0
    Trent Merrin 0 0 27 5 3 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 41 9 2 0 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 29 3 7 0 6 7 38 5.43 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 19 4 2 0 0 5 29 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Donaldson 0 0 13 2 0 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Myler 0 0 9 0 2 1 1 8 20 2.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties