Leeds Rhinos 16-17 Toronto Wolfpack

Friday 28th September 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 7

16-17 FT

HT: 10 12

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Tom Briscoe, Liam Sutcliffe, Jimmy Keinhorst,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Toronto Wolfpack

  • Tries
    Cory Paterson, Nick Rawsthorne, Matty Russell,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 2,

  • Drop Goals
    Gareth O'Brien,

Official Report / Commentary

Gareth O’Brien struck a dramatic late drop-goal to hand promotion-chasing Toronto Wolfpack a 17-16 victory over Leeds Rhinos in the final round of the Qualifiers Super 8s.

The former Warrington Wolves full-back, whose one-pointer handed Salford Red Devils victory at Hull KR in the 2016 Million Pound Game, kept his cool with a superb drop-goal from distance to seal the win.

It means that Hull KR need to beat Widnes Vikings by a margin of 13 points on Sunday if they are to overhaul Toronto into third place and secure automatic safety.

The Rhinos knew that anything better than a 32-point defeat would keep them in Betfred Super League but Toronto pushed them hard and led 12-10 at the break following tries from Cory Paterson and Nick Rawsthorne.

Tom Briscoe and Liam Sutcliffe crossed for the Rhinos in the first 40 minutes and Jimmy Keinhorst marked his final Leeds appearance with a try.

But Matty Russell levelled the scores at 16-16 before O'Brien won it at the death.

Toronto coach Paul Rowley said: “I’ll be following Sunday’s game at Hull KR, 100 per cent, and it’s a good day for our ex-Widnes players because we are all Widnes fans now.

“We’ve guaranteed ourselves a home game in the Million Pound Game and that’s it up to now.

“But to come to Leeds and win is fantastic, so we are very proud to come to this arena against such quality opposition."

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “It’s hugely disappointing and probably sums up our year. But we survived and that’s probably the biggest positive to come out of it.

“It’s pretty clear we need to make some changes – that isn’t as easy as it sounds, but we will do our best to do that.

“I knew it was a big job but tonight sums up where we are at. We weren’t good enough tonight but we haven’t been good enough all year and we need to do something about it.”

  • 76: Goal scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 66: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Matty Russell
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 56: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 40: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Nick Rawsthorne
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 27: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 19: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 12: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Cory Paterson
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 3
    Wolfpack 3

    Goals:

    Rhinos 2
    Wolfpack 2

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1074
    Wolfpack 1254

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 163
    Wolfpack 179

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 367
    Wolfpack 329

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 8
    Wolfpack 9

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 10
    Wolfpack 10

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 2
    Wolfpack 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ashton Golding 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 15 110 7.33 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Briscoe 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 14 107 7.64 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 6 1 1 1 0 12 102 8.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 22 5 3 3 0 11 91 8.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 1 33 4 1 3 0 10 87 8.70 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 37 6 1 1 0 14 77 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 36 3 0 0 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 1 0 20 3 6 1 0 11 68 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 30 9 2 0 0 11 66 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
    Joel Moon 0 0 17 0 2 1 3 9 57 6.33 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 39 10 0 1 1 5 50 10.00 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 1 10 1 1 2 2 10 48 4.80 1 0 4 0 2 1 1 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 29 4 0 0 0 10 40 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 40 7 5 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Myler 0 1 9 1 0 0 3 8 34 4.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Cameron Smith 0 0 9 3 1 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 19 6 0 0 0 1 10 10.00 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
    Nick Rawsthorne 1 0 12 0 2 2 1 15 146 9.73 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Emmitt 0 0 38 5 0 2 0 23 141 6.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Russell 1 0 3 0 0 5 0 18 140 7.78 0 8 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mason Caton-Brown 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 15 112 7.47 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Bob Beswick 0 1 25 5 0 1 1 8 95 11.88 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Darcy Lussick 0 0 24 4 2 3 0 11 87 7.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Sidlow 0 0 20 2 3 0 0 14 86 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Ashton Sims 0 0 35 8 1 0 0 13 70 5.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Andrew Ackers 0 0 27 4 4 0 1 7 58 8.29 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Andrew Dixon 0 0 51 16 2 2 0 6 52 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh McCrone 0 1 20 5 1 0 8 6 46 7.67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Blake Wallace 0 0 13 1 1 2 3 8 36 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Cory Paterson 1 0 16 0 0 1 1 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Gareth O'Brien 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 8 35 4.38 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
    Olsi Krasniqi 0 0 12 3 0 0 0 4 32 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gary Wheeler 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 7 20 2.86 0 0 0 0 0 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