Thursday 21st July 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 23

20-24 FT

( 10-12 HT )

Attendance: 8,109

Official: R Hicks

Venue: KC Lightstream Stadium

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Matty Marsh, Maurice Blair, Ken Sio, Kieran Dixon,

  • Goals
    Josh Mantellato 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Jimmy Keinhorst, Rob Burrow, James Segeyaro, Ryan Hall,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos booked four home fixtures in the Super 8s Qualifiers with a hard-fought 24-20 victory at fellow bottom-four side Hull KR.

It has been a difficult year for the reigning First Utility Super League champions but they have hit form at the end of the regular season, with a fifth win in six matches guaranteeing at least a 10th-place finish.

Hull KR opened the scoring through Matty Marsh and Maurice Blair crossed five minutes from the break but Leeds took a 12-10 lead into the interval courtesy of converted tries from Jimmy Keinhorst and Rob Burrow.

Ken Sio finished off a brilliant team move to edge Rovers in front just after the restart but James Segeyaro's first Leeds try put the Rhinos back in control before Ryan Hall sealed the victory in the dying minutes.

Kieran Dixon scored from the restart but the Robins ran out of time and will finish in the bottom two, meaning they face four away games in the Qualifiers.

Brian McDermott believes his Leeds side got a taste of what is to come after the split.

"I've told the players to get used to games like that," McDermott said.

"I've told them not to put that down to dropping the balls, it was the pressure of the game.

"There was a lot of anxious energy as we could have finished bottom.

"In the Middle 8s we can take some momentum. Had we lost, all the talk would have been about us finishing bottom."

Rovers coach James Webster felt his side were unfortunate to come away empty-handed.

"We tried really hard and deserved something for the effort we put in," he said.

"Effort will be a prerequisite in the next seven games.

"We need to be more clinical and we'll improve a lot over the next seven games.

"That game didn't tell me anything new. I'm not hiding from fact we need to improve execution." 

  • 79: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 78: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 78: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ryan Hall
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 64: TRY! scored for Leeds by James Segeyaro
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 42: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 35: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Maurice Blair
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 21: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 18: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 15: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Matty Marsh
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • Key Performers

    Mitchell Garbutt

    Metres 163
    2 2

    Brett Ferres

    Metres 168
    2 2

    Kallum Watkins

    Metres 164
    2 2

    Ken Sio

    Metres 159
    3 3

    Albert Kelly

    Metres 174
    3 3

    Maurice Blair

    Forty Twenty 1
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 4
    Leeds Rhinos 4

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 2
    Leeds Rhinos 4

    METRES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1476
    Leeds Rhinos 1523

    CARRIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 192
    Leeds Rhinos 186

    TACKLES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 359
    Leeds Rhinos 368

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 11
    Leeds Rhinos 10

    PENALTIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 8
    Leeds Rhinos 8

    BREAKS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 5
    Leeds Rhinos 10

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ken Sio 2 0 8 1 1 4 0 16 159 9.94 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Marsh 1 0 34 10 3 0 0 3 11 3.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Maurice Blair 1 0 23 3 0 2 2 10 66 6.60 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Joe Cator 0 0 14 3 1 0 1 5 28 5.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 28 1 2 1 0 11 93 8.45 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Green 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Dixon 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 11 84 7.64 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George Lawler 0 0 34 4 1 0 0 11 95 8.64 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kevin Larroyer 0 0 38 8 2 0 1 12 70 5.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 27 6 2 2 1 13 85 6.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Dane Tilse 0 0 36 3 3 0 0 15 107 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    John Boudebza 0 1 32 5 4 2 2 8 57 7.13 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Walker 0 0 34 4 0 3 0 17 137 8.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Albert Kelly 0 1 19 2 4 10 6 18 174 9.67 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Mantellato 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 9 63 7.00 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 0
    Thomas Minns 0 2 13 4 1 2 1 16 143 8.94 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Cockayne 0 0 10 0 3 1 4 16 97 6.06 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jimmy Keinhorst 1 0 38 2 4 3 0 6 80 13.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hall 1 0 8 0 1 4 0 16 141 8.81 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Burrow 1 0 15 2 4 5 1 8 66 8.25 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    James Segeyaro 1 0 36 7 2 2 1 13 49 3.77 1 10 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 22 3 0 3 0 18 164 9.11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 5 1 0 3 0 9 80 8.89 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 14 113 8.07 2 1 2 0 4 0 0 0
    Jordan Lilley 0 0 12 3 5 1 2 8 42 5.25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Keith Galloway 0 0 26 3 0 0 0 12 123 10.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 32 6 0 0 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 1 30 4 1 1 0 19 168 8.84 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Carl Ablett 0 0 27 5 3 2 0 11 84 7.64 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 50 11 4 1 1 14 100 7.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 9 75 8.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 29 3 1 2 0 16 163 10.19 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mitchell Achurch 0 0 18 6 2 0 0 3 15 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ash Golding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    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