Salford Red Devils 28-16 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 3rd May 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 14

28-16 FT

HT: 12 6

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Lee Mossop, Adam Walker (2), Joey Lussick, Rob Lui,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Mikolaj Oledzki, Harry Newman, Ash Handley,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Australian half-backs Robert Lui and Jackson Hastings inspired Salford Red Devils to a deserved 28-16 victory over struggling Leeds Rhinos at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Lui scored a try and had a hand in several others while Hastings also helped run the show as the Red Devils recorded only their fourth win over Leeds in the Super League era.

Lui's try rounded off a five-try display from the hosts, who recorded their third win in four Betfred Super League games.

Lee Mossop got the hosts on the board early on and Adam Walker also touched down before Mikolaj Oledzki responded for the Rhinos just before half-time.

Joey Lussick touched down early in the second period before Walker grabbed his second and Lui also went over to allow Krisnan Inu to add his fourth goal.

Late efforts from Harry Newman and Ashley Handley - with Liam Sutcliffe adding his second conversion of the night - closed the gap but Leeds were unable to find a way back into the game.

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "Robbie is a great player and a great family bloke who is proud to play for Salford.

"I am really proud of the way we responded after losing to Leeds heavily earlier in the season. That was probably the only game this season where I felt we really let ourselves down."

Leeds coach David Furner said: "Salford didn’t allow us to play the game we wanted to play. Salford are probably the in-form team in Super League and although there was something of a revival at the end it just wasn’t good enough.

"Salford have beaten some really good teams and I knew it was going to be a real tough game. There were some positives there but we need a win."

  • 73: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 73: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 70: TRY! scored for Leeds by Harry Newman
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 64: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 55: TRY! scored for Salford by Adam Walker
  • 44: TRY! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 40: TRY! scored for Leeds by Mikolaj Oledzki
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 22: TRY! scored for Salford by Adam Walker
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 7: TRY! scored for Salford by Lee Mossop
  • Key Performers

    Jake Bibby

    Metres: 173

    Joey Lussick

    Tackles: 54

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Red Devils 5
    Rhinos 3

    Goals:

    Red Devils 4
    Rhinos 2

    METRES:

    Red Devils 1542
    Rhinos 1308

    CARRIES:

    Red Devils 203
    Rhinos 173

    TACKLES:

    Red Devils 369
    Rhinos 374

    OFFLOADS:

    Red Devils 6
    Rhinos 11

    PENALTIES:

    Red Devils 6
    Rhinos 4

    BREAKS:

    Red Devils 8
    Rhinos 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jake Bibby 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 15 173 11.53 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 17 158 9.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 33 5 1 1 0 15 137 9.13 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jackson Hastings 0 0 17 2 2 5 4 19 126 6.63 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Murray 0 0 35 5 0 0 0 12 110 9.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Griffin 0 0 43 4 3 0 1 16 99 6.19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kris Welham 0 0 17 3 1 0 0 13 96 7.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 1 0 30 4 0 1 0 11 96 8.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robert Lui 1 1 15 2 5 4 7 18 89 4.94 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Niall Evalds 0 2 7 0 2 2 0 13 86 6.62 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Walker 2 0 20 2 3 2 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 8 1 6 4 0 13 73 5.62 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 1
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 22 4 1 0 0 8 71 8.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 20 5 3 0 0 6 56 9.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joey Lussick 1 1 54 11 4 2 1 6 32 5.33 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Greg Burke 0 0 33 6 2 0 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 3 25 8.33 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
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 28 2 2 2 0 15 142 9.47 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Harry Newman 1 0 15 3 1 6 0 13 115 8.85 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Ava Seumanufagai 0 0 23 4 0 0 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ash Handley 1 0 3 1 0 3 1 18 109 6.06 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 24 4 1 1 0 10 102 10.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 25 1 2 3 0 11 95 8.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Trent Merrin 0 0 36 1 3 2 0 12 89 7.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 29 2 3 1 0 11 78 7.09 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 1 0 33 4 3 2 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 13 72 5.54 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Cameron Smith 0 1 40 3 2 3 2 14 72 5.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tuimoala Lolohea 0 0 6 0 1 6 1 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 13 3 1 0 0 7 59 8.43 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 9 0 4 1 2 6 54 9.00 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 1 48 9 0 1 0 4 37 9.25 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 20 1 2 0 0 4 22 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Myler 0 0 18 1 4 1 6 2 4 2.00 0 0 2 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