Friday 10th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

46-10 FT

( 14-4 HT )

Attendance : 13,208

Official: J Child

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Friday 10th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

46 : 10 FT

( 14 - 4 HT )

Attendance : 13,208

Official: J Child

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Scorers

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Adam Cuthbertson 2, Matt Parcell, Jimmy Keinhorst, Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire, Liam Sutcliffe,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 9,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Brayden Wiliame, Julian Bousquet,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos delivered the perfect response to last week's record Betfred Super League defeat by ending Catalans Dragons' unbeaten start to the season in style.

An open letter from chief executive Gary Hetherington suggested Brian McDermott had four matches to save his job in the wake of the 66-10 rout at Castleford and the Rhinos showed they were fully behind their coach in a convincing 46-10 victory.

McDermott, who sprang a surprise by starting Joel Moon at stand-off and Liam Sutcliffe in the second row, saw his side go into the break 14-4 up despite losing two players to the sin bin.

Adam Cuthbertson opened the scoring from Matt Parcell's offload and he returned the favour just before the break after Brayden Williame had responded for the Dragons.

Jimmy Keinhorst and Julian Bousquet traded tries but Cuthbertson went over for his second before Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire and Sutcliffe all crossed to complete an incredible turnaround in fortunes for the Rhinos.

McDermott is confident his side can win silverware this season.

“I believe we can win the Grand Final,” he said. “I believed it last week but after that performance I wasn’t going to tell anyone. But we can win the Grand Final.

“Sometimes you’ve got to be kicked in your nuts to find out the best of you. After last week we’ve still got a certain amount of bruising but you need a bit of that, although you probably don’t need the 66 points.

“Tonight doesn’t write off last week – it still hurts and we’re still embarrassed by it. But I’ve got the best job in the game and part of that is dealing with the losses."

Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous added: “I’m disappointed with the result and the attitude.

“The result was an outcome of the attitude. Leeds wanted it more in every department.

“There were signs defensively in the first half that we weren’t ready for a big battle.”

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 78: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 78: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 67: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 65: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 58: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 53: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Julian Bousquet
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 47: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 38: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 30: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 8: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • Key Performers

    Carl Ablett

    Tackles 31

    Tom Briscoe

    Metres 135

    Matt Parcell

    Tackles 36
    Offloads 4

    Jimmy Keinhorst

    Clean Breaks 3

    Ash Golding

    Metres 139

    Adam Cuthbertson

    Tackles 40
    Offloads 6

    Ryan Hall

    Metres 160

    Justin Horo

    Tackles 35

    Head to Head

    Tries: 7-2

    Goals: 9-1

    METRES 1400 - 1043

    CARRIES 183 - 155

    TACKLES 351 - 324

    OFFLOADS 19 - 8

    PENALTIES 10 - 9

    BREAKS 9 - 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Cuthbertson 2 1 40 10 4 1 0 20 114 5.70 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
    Rob Burrow 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 4 87 21.75 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 1 1 25 4 3 3 0 6 95 15.83 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Matt Parcell 1 1 36 6 2 5 0 9 46 5.11 2 4 1 0 0 0 4 2
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 31 3 1 3 0 12 74 6.17 0 0 1 0 9 0 1 0
    Danny McGuire 1 0 13 2 2 1 5 5 38 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Walters 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 23 4 3 0 0 6 40 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 31 5 6 0 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 24 9 0 0 0 9 62 6.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Carl Ablett 0 0 31 8 3 1 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brad Singleton 0 0 30 6 2 1 0 15 88 5.87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hall 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 16 160 10.00 1 7 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 12 1 1 1 1 8 51 6.38 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 24 4 3 3 0 20 116 5.80 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 5 0 0 6 0 13 135 10.38 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ash Golding 0 0 13 0 0 4 0 18 139 7.72 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Brayden Wiliame 1 0 10 0 3 5 0 12 106 8.83 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Julian Bousquet 1 0 23 3 2 0 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Vincent Duport 0 0 21 3 1 1 0 9 47 5.22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jodie Broughton 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 6 49 8.17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Bosc 0 0 6 0 2 1 1 10 68 6.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 17 140 8.24 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Walsh 0 0 13 1 4 2 6 6 23 3.83 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1
    Richard Myler 0 2 18 1 2 3 4 7 36 5.14 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Luke Burgess 0 0 28 7 3 0 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Paul Aiton 0 0 23 1 2 4 0 7 43 6.14 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 27 6 2 1 0 7 27 3.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 43 8 3 1 0 11 52 4.73 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 35 7 6 4 2 11 81 7.36 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 11 2 1 3 0 7 60 8.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 19 7 1 1 0 2 13 6.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louis Anderson 0 0 20 5 2 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 21 2 1 2 0 14 94 6.71 0 0 1 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