Leeds Rhinos 38-26 Hull FC

Thursday 31st August 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 4

38-26 FT

HT: 24 14

Attendance: 13,219

Official: J Child

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Rob Burrow, Brad Singleton, Liam Sutcliffe, Mitch Garbutt, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Steve Michaels, Scott Taylor, Danny Washbrook, Josh Bowden,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos brought Hull FC down to earth following their Wembley triumph with a 38-26 victory that clinched a Betfred Super League top-four finish and almost certainly a home semi-final.

Despite a five-day turnaround, the Airlie Birds showed few signs of the traditional Wembley hangover but their valiant effort was not enough to prevent a 12th-successive defeat at Headingley.

Lee Radford's men are now five points behind the second-placed Rhinos with three rounds left but could still set up another trip to Leeds with a chance to earn a place at Old Trafford.

Leeds suffered a blow before kick-off when stand-off Joel Moon injured his groin. His replacement Rob Burrow made his mark after only six minutes by scoring the first try, before additions from Brad Singleton, Liam Sutcliffe, Mitch Garbutt, Adam Cuthbertson and Matt Parcell as Kallum Watkins kicked seven goals.

Steve Michaels, Scott Taylor, Danny Washbrook and Josh Bowden crossed for a try apiece in reply with Marc Sneyd adding the extras. 

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said his victorious team were "terrible" while Hull boss Lee Radford was proud of his players despite the loss.

McDermott said: "I'm not pleased at all. I thought it was awful. We were distracted, too easily put off our game. Hull were very disruptive and I don't blame them four days after Wembley but I thought we were terrible, we were pretty soft defensively.

"We had some dopey moments and were achingly slow defensively but we won and we can give ourselves a shake and a dress-down, get ready for a far better performance next week."

Radford said: "I've just given them a big rap. To back up on a Thursday what they did on Saturday in terms of effort took me by surprise a little bit.

"I fully anticipated that we would blow out towards the latter stages and I would have accepted that but they didn't and that's a real credit to the team. It showed that we're not here to fall away this year, we're going to be bang at it."

  • 78: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Bowden
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 48: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 45: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Washbrook
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 37: TRY! scored for Leeds by Mitch Garbutt
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 29: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 20: TRY! scored for Hull by Scott Taylor
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Singleton
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 14: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • 7: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Jamie Shaul

    Metres: 151

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 6
    Hull 4

    Goals:

    Rhinos 7
    Hull 5

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1219
    Hull 1014

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 159
    Hull 143

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 298
    Hull 307

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 7
    Hull 10

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 8
    Hull 12

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 5
    Hull 8

    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 6 0 0 0 0 15 138 9.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Walker 0 1 6 0 3 1 0 10 107 10.70 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 21 1 1 1 0 15 102 6.80 1 1 1 0 7 2 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 12 97 8.08 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 30 7 1 1 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Matt Parcell 1 1 37 9 2 2 0 11 86 7.82 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Stevie Ward 0 1 31 5 5 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Mitchell Garbutt 1 0 14 0 0 2 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 0 21 4 6 1 0 8 76 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 18 4 1 0 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 26 6 2 0 0 9 59 6.56 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Burrow 1 1 6 0 1 2 3 8 53 6.63 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 10 2 1 2 0 5 51 10.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 20 6 2 1 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Singleton 1 0 16 3 2 1 0 4 40 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Carl Ablett 0 0 24 1 0 0 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny McGuire 0 1 12 2 4 0 7 6 11 1.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 9 0 1 7 0 14 151 10.79 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 22 3 0 2 0 16 106 6.63 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Mahe Fonua 0 1 6 0 2 2 0 10 87 8.70 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Scott Taylor 1 0 26 4 0 4 0 12 79 6.58 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Bowden 1 0 16 0 0 4 0 13 79 6.08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Steven Michaels 1 0 6 1 1 1 0 13 74 5.69 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 33 7 2 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Danny Washbrook 1 0 23 7 5 0 0 9 61 6.78 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 6 55 9.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 0 1 30 6 2 1 3 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 19 3 0 2 0 6 44 7.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Houghton 0 1 37 6 1 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 20 4 0 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 20 3 1 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Marc Sneyd 0 1 15 1 0 4 3 3 28 9.33 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Connor 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 2 9 4.50 0 0 3 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