Thursday 9th February 2017
20:00 - Round: 1

6-4 FT

( 0-4 HT )

Attendance : 12,208

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

Thursday 9th February 2017
20:00 - Round: 1

6 : 4 FT

( 0 - 4 HT )

Attendance : 12,208

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

Scorers

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Theo Fages,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Joel Moon,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens demonstrated their resilience to grind out a 6-4 win over Leeds Rhinos in the opening game of the 2017 Betfred Super League season.

Leeds, who endured a miserable season in 2016, were the better team in the first half and deserved their 4-0 lead through Joel Moon but lost out in a scrappy battle of attrition at the newly-named Totally Wicked Stadium.

St Helens drew level two minutes into the second half when stand-off Theo Fages, their best player, dummied his way over after prop Alex Walmsley had become the third Saints man to be held up over the line and Mark Percival's conversion put his side in front.

The defining moment came on 47 minutes when Leeds' England centre Kallum Watkins split the Saints defence to get Liam Sutcliffe charging for the line only to be denied by a magnificent flying tackle by Tommy Makinson.

  • 43: TRY! scored for St Helens by Theo Fages
  • 43: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 20: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • Key Performers

    Stevie Ward

    Tackles 39

    Matt Parcell

    Tackles 35
    Offloads 4

    Adam Swift

    Metres 160

    Jon Wilkin

    Tackles 60

    Joe Greenwood

    Tackles 35

    Theo Fages

    Tackles 42

    Luke Douglas

    Tackles 33

    Head to Head

    Tries: 1-1

    Goals: 1-0

    METRES 1274 - 1256

    CARRIES 174 - 209

    TACKLES 426 - 355

    OFFLOADS 9 - 18

    PENALTIES 10 - 6

    BREAKS 2 - 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Theo Fages 1 0 42 5 1 1 5 6 34 5.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 26 5 2 0 0 5 32 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 40 8 3 0 0 15 91 6.07 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 14 3 4 2 0 17 154 9.06 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    James Roby 0 0 29 3 1 1 1 11 104 9.45 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 25 6 1 1 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 1 60 14 3 0 4 8 38 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Greenwood 0 0 35 2 2 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 23 2 4 1 0 16 94 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Tommy Lee 0 0 27 2 2 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 33 2 1 0 0 8 44 5.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Danny Richardson 0 0 23 3 2 2 4 3 14 4.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam Swift 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 21 160 7.62 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Percival 0 0 26 5 2 2 1 12 77 6.42 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 23 214 9.30 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Jonathan Lomax 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 36 7.20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joel Moon 1 0 13 2 0 1 1 11 61 5.55 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Singleton 0 0 43 14 2 0 0 13 59 4.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Stevie Ward 0 0 39 11 3 0 0 14 69 4.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 49 14 4 0 0 12 78 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Carl Ablett 0 1 26 4 0 0 0 13 54 4.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 27 6 1 2 0 17 100 5.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 36 5 0 1 0 21 130 6.19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 35 1 2 3 0 12 94 7.83 1 9 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Rob Burrow 0 0 5 1 1 2 2 8 60 7.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 13 69 5.31 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 16 3 0 5 6 15 102 6.80 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 17 3 1 3 0 17 165 9.71 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 14 82 5.86 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ash Golding 0 0 7 0 0 9 0 20 84 4.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 2 16 8.00 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