Monday 17th April 2017
15:00 - Round: 10

42-22 FT

( 30-6 HT )

Attendance : 15,408

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Monday 17th April 2017
15:00 - Round: 10

42 : 22 FT

( 30 - 6 HT )

Attendance : 15,408

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Scorers

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Kallum Watkins 2, Matt Parcell 2, Joel Moon 2, Tom Briscoe,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Tom Gilmore 2, Corey Thompson, Chris Houston,

  • Goals
    Tom Gilmore 3,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Kallum Watkins scored two tries and seven goals but Leeds Rhinos were forced to withstand a fierce second-half fightback to complete a perfect Easter with a 42-22 victory over struggling Widnes Vikings.

The Rhinos, who won 52-24 at Hull FC on Good Friday, ran in five first-half tries to lead 30-6 at the break but three unanswered scores from the Vikings reduced the deficit to eight points before the hosts rallied in the last 10 minutes.

Leeds' sixth win in their last seven games ensured that they stay hard on the heels of Betfred Super League leaders Castleford Tigers.

Widnes, still with just one win in their first 10 games, remain rooted to the foot of the table.

It was Leeds first success over their Cheshire rivals in four games between the sides, dating back to February 2015.

Matt Parcell and Joel Moon also claimed a brace of tries for the Rhinos, while Tom Gilmore grabbed two tries and three goals for the visitors.

Leeds head coach Brian McDermott said: "There were a couple of things involved in the second half, not least Widnes' desire to get back into the game. But we were running at 40% in the second half and the last thing we needed to do was give them an invite back into the game.

"Credit to Widnes - they made it a contest but had we done things differently they never would have been able to make it a contest."

Widnes head coach Denis Betts said: "We're down on troops and it's a tough time at the moment. We'd like to take credit for the second half - they ran out of steam a little bit too.

"We need to win and need to win a home game. But there's still a long way to go and the bottom four is still made up of sides on six and seven points, so they are not so far away."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 77: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 73: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 65: TRY! scored for Widnes by Corey Thompson
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 61: TRY! scored for Widnes by Chris Houston
  • 58: TRY! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 36: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 28: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 25: TRY! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 9: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 6: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Mitchell Garbutt

    Metres 156
    Tackles 33

    Adam Cuthbertson

    Tackles 33
    Offloads 7

    Chris Dean

    Tackles 34

    Jack Buchanan

    Metres 155
    Tackles 32

    Head to Head

    Tries: 7-4

    Goals: 7-3

    METRES 1174 - 979

    CARRIES 160 - 142

    TACKLES 325 - 269

    OFFLOADS 18 - 8

    PENALTIES 9 - 9

    BREAKS 6 - 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matt Parcell 2 0 28 4 2 4 0 5 39 7.80 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Moon 2 0 16 4 1 8 0 11 79 7.18 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Kallum Watkins 2 0 29 5 1 5 0 10 84 8.40 1 0 0 0 7 0 4 0
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 3 0 0 5 0 10 53 5.30 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 32 3 1 0 0 8 40 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 17 0 2 0 0 3 29 9.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 33 2 1 4 0 16 156 9.75 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Rob Burrow 0 0 8 0 1 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 5 38 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 25 5 2 0 0 8 74 9.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 33 6 1 0 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 2 33 5 1 2 0 15 99 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
    Keith Galloway 0 0 24 3 0 2 0 13 111 8.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 3 14 1 1 0 5 3 10 3.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hall 0 1 5 0 1 1 0 14 111 7.93 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 11 1 1 1 0 10 86 8.60 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Ash Handley 0 0 5 0 1 5 0 13 75 5.77 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Gilmore 2 0 18 3 3 4 6 5 21 4.20 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
    Corey Thompson 1 0 5 2 2 6 2 15 91 6.07 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Houston 1 0 25 2 4 0 0 10 96 9.60 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 16 3 5 0 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Armstrong 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 66 9.43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 14 5 1 2 0 6 53 8.83 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 12 108 9.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Craven 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ted Chapelhow 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 10 66 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Lloyd White 0 1 9 1 1 0 1 4 25 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 32 8 2 2 0 24 155 6.46 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Dean 0 0 34 12 2 0 0 7 21 3.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Owen Farnworth 0 1 24 1 4 1 0 10 50 5.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Jordan Johnstone 0 1 11 1 4 0 1 7 85 12.14 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 25 4 1 0 0 10 74 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Greg Burke 0 0 17 0 1 0 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Liam Walsh 0 1 22 4 5 0 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

    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