Halifax RLFC 6-34 Leeds Rhinos

Sunday 23rd September 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 6

6-34 FT

HT: 6 6

Official: L Moore

Venue: The MBi Shay Stadium

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Steve Tyrer,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Richie Myler, Brad Dwyer 2, Liam Sutcliffe, Cameron Smith, Luke Briscoe,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 5,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Kieren
Moss
Will
Sharp
Steve
Tyrer
James
Woodburn-Hall
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Dan
Fleming
Ben
Kaye
Jacob
Fairbank
Shane
Grady
Adam
Tangata
Brandon
Moore
Sion
Jones
Ben
Heaton
Connor
Davies

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos are on the brink of survival after overcoming a scare to record a 34-6 victory at Halifax.

After London Broncos, Toulouse Olympique and Toronto Wolfpack claimed a remarkable hat-trick of wins for Championship clubs over Betfred Super League opposition on Saturday, Halifax were aiming to cause the biggest upset of them all against the Rhinos.

But a professional performance from the fallen champions virtually assured their safety and left Richard Marshall's part-timers staring at a second successive winless Qualifiers campaign.

The scoreline flattered Leeds who were out-enthused in the first half and needed a quickfire double from Brad Dwyer just after the interval to end Halifax's resistance.

Liam Sutcliffe put the result beyond doubt and finished with five goals after late efforts from Cameron Smith and Luke Briscoe.

Fax had gone into the break level after Steve Tyrer's spectacular finish cancelled out Richie Myler's opener but they were unable to maintain their intensity as fatigue set in.

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: "We’d love to come top of the Qualifiers and know there’s a scrap beneath us.

"At the minute it’s in our hands. Why would we allow it to come down to points difference and everyone getting their calculators out?

"Toronto will be desperate but it’s our last home game of the year. We’ve not been great all year and it’d be really nice to send the fans home next Friday night knowing we’re on the right track.

"Credit to Halifax, they threw a whole lot of good things at us.

"We prepared for the best of Halifax all week but for Championship teams to be four from four today would have meant something to all of them and especially to Halifax.

"Richard Marshall has done a fantastic job with his team and at 6-6 they were well worth it. The fact we’re full-time probably showed in the end. It’s a big win for us."

Halifax counterpart Marshall said: "We’re going to have to invest on and off the field but on the whole we’re really optimistic for the future here at Halifax.

"The Championship has been fantastic this year – look at the Qualifiers yesterday.

"It’s a shame we couldn’t emulate the other teams, but we’ll be looking to get a win at London next week. We haven’t given it up, no way."

  • 71: TRY! scored for Leeds by Luke Briscoe
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 69: TRY! scored for Leeds by Cameron Smith
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 53: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 49: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Dwyer
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 42: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Dwyer
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 30: TRY! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 5: TRY! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • Key Performers

    Tom Briscoe

    Metres: 191

    Luke Briscoe

    Metres: 174

    Jack Walker

    Metres: 285

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax RLFC 1
    Leeds Rhinos 6

    Goals:

    Halifax RLFC 1
    Leeds Rhinos 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Will Sharp 0 0 8 1 1 2 0 18 135 7.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    James Woodburn-Hall 0 0 7 0 2 7 0 13 118 9.08 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 38 4 8 4 0 12 96 8.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 31 6 9 2 0 13 77 5.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Kieren Moss 0 0 11 0 3 3 0 13 70 5.38 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 12 1 3 2 0 11 64 5.82 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Maher 0 0 27 6 4 0 0 10 64 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Steven Tyrer 1 0 18 5 3 1 0 12 59 4.92 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2
    Adam Tangata 0 0 31 5 4 4 0 11 58 5.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Connor Davies 0 0 18 4 4 0 1 6 58 9.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 32 4 3 2 0 8 54 6.75 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Heaton 0 0 5 0 6 3 0 6 52 8.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Dan Fleming 0 0 19 3 4 1 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Chester Butler 0 0 34 14 1 0 0 4 50 12.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sion Jones 0 0 18 3 1 1 0 7 48 6.86 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kaye 0 0 31 7 5 1 0 7 47 6.71 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Murrell 0 1 13 2 7 0 7 6 41 6.83 0 0 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
    Jack Walker 0 0 6 0 0 16 0 23 285 12.39 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 4 1 0 9 0 16 191 11.94 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Briscoe 1 1 6 0 0 6 0 18 174 9.67 2 3 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 27 5 2 2 0 15 138 9.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Dwyer 2 1 16 5 4 8 0 13 130 10.00 0 9 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 31 4 2 1 0 13 114 8.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 12 1 1 5 3 10 102 10.20 1 1 3 0 5 1 1 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 12 2 4 1 0 13 99 7.62 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 27 6 1 0 0 11 82 7.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 24 5 1 2 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 29 2 4 1 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 13 3 2 1 0 8 59 7.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joel Moon 0 1 21 2 3 2 2 3 56 18.67 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Matt Parcell 0 0 30 2 2 3 1 7 56 8.00 0 6 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Cameron Smith 1 1 11 2 1 5 0 7 48 6.86 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 22 2 2 5 0 9 47 5.22 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Richard Myler 1 0 12 1 4 1 3 8 28 3.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 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