Leeds Rhinos 40-0 Warrington Wolves

Friday 26th May 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 15

40-0 FT

HT: 12 0

Attendance: 14,974

Official: J Child

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Matt Parcell 3, Liam Sutcliffe, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Joel Moon, Rob Burrow,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Matt Parcell scored a hat-trick to continue his stunning start to life at Headingley as Leeds Rhinos moved up to third in Betfred Super League with a 40-0 rout of Warrington Wolves.

The Australian hooker joined the Rhinos from NRL club Manly in the off-season and has been the driving force behind Leeds’ much-improved campaign.

Parcell’s 14th-minute opener and Liam Sutcliffe’s try and two goals put Leeds in charge against the Wolves at the end of a scrappy first half that belied the ideal playing conditions.

The number nine added his second try just after the restart and then completed his hat-trick after Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Joel Moon had crossed to heap further misery on out-of-sorts Warrington.

Rob Burrow went over for a deserved try in the final few minutes as Leeds moved eight points clear of one of their traditional rivals for the Super League crown in style. 

Tony Smith was thankful for the short turnaround to Warrington’s next fixture after his side were outclassed, with Monday’s home clash with high-flying Salford Red Devils gives the Wolves an opportunity to put things right.

“It was not good enough,” said Smith. “If you play poor it’s not a great place to come to, and we were poor with the ball today. Some of the errors we made were just not good enough. It’s a dangerous place to come to and make errors. They’ve got some dangerous players who can capitalise on them.

“I didn’t see that coming. We built up well this week but some of those performances just come out of the blue. We were hoping to build on last week (the Magic Weekend draw with Wigan) and that commitment but these guys have had a couple of substantial defeats this season and once Leeds got on a roll it was hard to stop.

“In some ways it’s a good thing for us that we play on Monday. It’s horrible when you’ve got a long turnaround after playing poorly. You can dwell on it and that can eat you up. We’ve only got a few days to dust ourselves off and we can make amends.”

Leeds head coach Brian McDermott refused to get carried away by his side's performance against a team he felt were way below par.

“It was clinical and the further the game went the better we got,” said McDermott, who confirmed full-back Ashton Golding had suffered a hamstring strain. “But I’m just mindful we’re playing a team who aren’t where we know they can be. We went through that last year.

“We’ll judge it accordingly. I’m really pleased not to have a try scored against us but at the same time we beat a team that is lacking confidence and not as good as they can be.”

  • 78: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 70: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 62: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • 49: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jamie Jones-Buchanan
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 44: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 30: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 14: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • Key Performers

    Rob Burrow

    Metres: 173

    Ryan Hall

    Metres: 199

    Tom Briscoe

    Metres: 162

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 7
    Wolves 0

    Goals:

    Rhinos 6
    Wolves 0

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1628
    Wolves 1032

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 197
    Wolves 125

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 260
    Wolves 357

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 18
    Wolves 10

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 6
    Wolves 7

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 10
    Wolves 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Hall 0 0 3 0 1 5 0 22 199 9.05 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Rob Burrow 1 2 7 0 2 7 1 11 173 15.73 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 18 162 9.00 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 1 0 28 6 2 1 0 16 123 7.69 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 17 2 1 2 0 15 110 7.33 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Brett Ferres 0 0 33 2 1 1 0 14 105 7.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Brett Delaney 0 0 13 3 2 0 0 11 96 8.73 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 18 1 1 0 0 16 94 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 4 0 1 5 0 11 92 8.36 1 2 0 0 6 3 1 0
    Matt Parcell 3 0 32 5 1 2 0 11 91 8.27 1 7 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 25 3 2 0 0 10 82 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ash Golding 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 4 63 15.75 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 22 4 4 3 0 12 63 5.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Moon 1 0 16 2 3 1 0 8 45 5.63 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Baldwinson 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 4 33 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 1 15 5 1 0 3 5 32 6.40 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 9 1 2 4 0 12 160 13.33 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Russell 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 12 125 10.42 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 9 101 11.22 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 36 7 0 1 1 11 71 6.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Ashton Sims 0 0 23 4 2 0 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 10 58 5.80 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 48 8 4 3 0 5 58 11.60 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Mike Cooper 0 0 38 8 1 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 14 2 1 1 0 8 55 6.88 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Westerman 0 0 34 8 2 5 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 24 5 3 1 2 7 46 6.57 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 25 5 4 0 1 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 29 6 4 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kurt Gidley 0 0 15 4 1 0 6 5 38 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 26 5 2 0 0 4 29 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 19 1 2 1 0 2 21 10.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 9 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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