Leeds Rhinos 20-11 Hull Kingston Rovers

Thursday 8th February 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 2

20-11 FT

HT: 10 10

Attendance: 16,149

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Adam Cuthbertson, Jimmy Keinhorst 3,

  • Goals
    Richie Myler 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Ryan Shaw, Adam Quinlan,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Drop Goals
    Chris Atkin,

Official Report / Commentary

Jimmy Keinhorst made the most of his late call-up by scoring a hat-trick of tries to help Leeds Rhinos salvage a 20-11 victory over promoted Hull KR at a rain-soaked Elland Road.

The Betfred Super League champions will fly out to Australia on Friday for their Dacia World Club Challenge clash against Melbourne Storm with a 100 per cent record from their opening two games.

Keinhorst, who did not make the Rhinos’ Grand Final team and was left out of their opening match, only played because of an injury to Joel Moon which forced Brian McDermott into a late reshuffle.

The home side were second best for long periods of the game to a side inspired by Super League debutant Chris Atkin, who formed an exciting half-back partnership with former Rhinos captain Danny McGuire, who also had his moments on his return to Leeds.

Tries from Ryan Shaw and Adam Quinlan put Rovers in control and they retook the lead through Atkin's drop goal after Adam Cuthbertson and Keinhorst had crossed to make it 10-10 at the break.

The Robins remained a point ahead approaching the final 10 minutes but Keinhorst scored twice to complete his hat-trick and leave Leeds in good spirits ahead of their long journey Down Under.

Leeds head coach McDermott said: "I thought it was a convincing win. I thought we showed some class, as we did at Warrington last week, but this time for different reasons.

"We were obviously disjointed – the weather knocked us about and we lost a couple of players before kick-off – and we were up against a really enthusiastic Hull KR team.

"We had to show some different traits which is equally important. We’re not going to be great every week, we’re going to have to show something other than just skill and I think that was epitomised tonight."

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said: "We took a huge step forward tonight, from where we were last year, let alone last week, but we still didn’t get the points.

"I thought our defence was pretty good and I’m very proud of the effort.

"But at the end of the day, they had that little bit of class to finish us."

  • 73: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 68: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 43: Goal scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 36: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 33: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 21: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Adam Quinlan
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 18: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 4
    Hull KR 2

    Goals:

    Rhinos 2
    Hull KR 1

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1056
    Hull KR 1255

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 161
    Hull KR 199

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 429
    Hull KR 317

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 7
    Hull KR 7

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 8
    Hull KR 5

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 7
    Hull KR 5

    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 1 4 0 1 8 0 16 169 10.56 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Walker 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 16 101 6.31 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 3 0 32 8 3 6 2 15 88 5.87 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Carl Ablett 0 1 33 4 1 2 0 10 81 8.10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brad Singleton 0 0 48 16 7 0 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 24 5 2 2 0 12 74 6.17 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 1 50 14 3 1 0 9 74 8.22 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 9 71 7.89 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 19 5 4 0 2 11 69 6.27 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 1 45 17 1 0 1 9 53 5.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 50 13 2 1 0 10 51 5.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Matt Parcell 0 0 44 6 2 0 2 10 49 4.90 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Richard Myler 0 0 17 3 1 1 5 12 27 2.25 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 23 3 3 0 0 4 27 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 24 4 2 0 0 2 20 10.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Ormondroyd 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 13 13.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 9.00 0 0 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
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 41 7 2 0 0 27 178 6.59 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Justin Carney 0 0 5 1 0 3 0 17 120 7.06 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Quinlan 1 0 5 0 1 4 1 13 105 8.08 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 19 0 4 8 2 14 98 7.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 36 7 1 0 0 20 96 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 14 3 2 1 0 11 84 7.64 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 28 4 1 4 0 16 83 5.19 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 17 3 3 3 0 10 74 7.40 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 26 7 3 1 0 11 64 5.82 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Minns 0 0 14 2 2 3 1 11 63 5.73 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 22 3 6 0 11 13 63 4.85 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Heffernan 0 1 9 3 0 0 0 5 50 10.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Atkin 0 1 10 0 0 3 6 9 41 4.56 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 19 1 0 0 0 9 36 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 29 5 2 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Walne 0 0 11 0 0 2 0 2 24 12.00 0 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