Leeds Rhinos 20-20 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 13th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 21

20-20 FT

HT: 18 12

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Ryan Hall, Richie Myler, Ash Handley,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Bill Tupou, Justin Horo, Kyle Wood,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Betfred Super League champions Leeds Rhinos are on the brink of a relegation scrap after Wakefield Trinity staged a late fightback to earn a 20-20 draw and deny Kevin Sinfield a winning return to Headingley.

The Rhinos were on course for their first victory since April after opening up a 20-12 lead, but Kyle Wood’s try and a penalty from Ryan Hampshire snatched a vital point for Trinity.

Wakefield remain three points clear of ninth-placed Leeds with only two games to play, leaving new Rhinos director of rugby Sinfield facing up to a battle for survival in the Qualifiers.

Ryan Hall opened the scoring after a blistering start by Leeds and they responded to Bill Tupou’s superb 70-metre solo effort with quickfire tries from Richie Myler and Ash Handley.

But Justin Horo crossed before the break and the Rhinos had only Liam Sutcliffe’s fourth goal to show for their second-half efforts as their winless Super League run stretched to nine matches.

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: "It's a point lost. But there are some real positives from tonight. We're just not quite ready to win yet. I don't think the boys got what they deserved in the end.

"It's cruel at times but hopefully they'll keep believing and I feel that after that showing we are on track and we can fix this up. We'll be better for tonight. I know some people are thinking we didn't get the win and it was desperate tonight but mathematically it's still possible."

Trinity head coach Chris Chester said: "That second-half performance is what we're all about - all character and lots of belief. I'm very happy with the point and it obviously puts us back into sixth spot.

"I couldn't be prouder of them tonight. It's a very tough place to come and both teams knew exactly what was at stake. I would have taken the point before the game. But we haven't done enough yet."

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 71: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Kyle Wood
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 32: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Justin Horo
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 25: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 23: TRY! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 12: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 3: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ryan Hall
  • Key Performers

    Kyle Wood

    Offloads: 4

    Ryan Hall

    Metres: 156

    Stevie Ward

    Tackles: 51

    Bill Tupou

    Metres: 179

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 3
    Trinity 3

    Goals:

    Rhinos 4
    Trinity 4

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1273
    Trinity 1295

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 186
    Trinity 201

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 427
    Trinity 330

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 8
    Trinity 12

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 8
    Trinity 6

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 6
    Trinity 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 1 0 2 0 0 4 1 20 156 7.80 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 26 1 2 4 0 16 150 9.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 41 6 5 1 0 17 117 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Walker 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 19 104 5.47 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ash Handley 1 1 17 4 1 3 1 14 102 7.29 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 39 12 4 3 1 14 97 6.93 0 14 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 15 2 1 1 1 13 88 6.77 1 1 1 0 4 0 1 1
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 14 87 6.21 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 51 10 4 0 0 13 85 6.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 38 10 2 1 0 10 81 8.10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Richard Myler 1 0 23 2 2 1 7 14 74 5.29 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashton Golding 0 0 30 4 1 3 0 6 42 7.00 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 53 19 2 0 0 4 28 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Carl Ablett 0 0 30 2 2 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 2 19 9.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Joel Moon 0 1 20 2 2 1 2 5 16 3.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 16 5 1 0 0 1 3 3.00 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
    Bill Tupou 1 0 22 2 2 6 0 19 179 9.42 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 35 6 1 1 0 20 121 6.05 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 26 6 1 5 0 15 107 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    David Fifita 0 0 13 1 0 4 0 16 104 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 23 6 2 3 0 14 87 6.21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jacob Miller 0 1 22 2 2 2 8 14 82 5.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Kyle Wood 1 1 40 7 1 5 0 11 81 7.36 1 9 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Max Jowitt 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 11 78 7.09 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 1 0 20 1 1 1 0 11 68 6.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 43 9 3 0 0 8 65 8.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 12 52 4.33 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 17 1 1 1 0 11 49 4.45 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 22 3 0 1 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 10 43 4.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 4 39 9.75 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 0 18 3 4 2 4 9 34 3.78 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 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