Leeds Rhinos 12-31 Huddersfield Giants

Thursday 27th April 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 12

12-31 FT

HT: 12 12

Attendance: 13,169

Official: C Kendall

Venue: -

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Matt Parcell, Joel Moon,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jake Mamo, Kruise Leeming, Dale Ferguson, Darnell McIntosh, Ollie Roberts,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 5,

  • Drop Goals
    Danny Brough,

Line Up

Bench

Bench

Line Up

Rhinos

Giants

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos missed the chance to move top of Betfred Super League after struggling Huddersfield Giants boosted their top-eight hopes with a 31-12 victory at Headingley. 

Rick Stone's side registered three unanswered tries in the second half, after the scores were locked at 12-12 at the interval, to bounce back from last week's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup defeat to Swinton Lions and move one point behind eighth-placed St Helens. 

Leeds advanced into a 6-0 lead in the 13th minute when Matt Parcell dummied his way over, but Huddersfield turned the game around as Jake Mamo scored from Alex Mellor's grubber kick and Kruise Leeming crossed after kicking a 40-20.  

Jack Walker and Stevie Ward combined to get Joel Moon in, levelling the match in the 31st minute, before Danny McGuire had a try disallowed for obstruction early in the second half.

But Huddersfield then took charge as Dale Ferguson touched down a grubber, Darnell McIntosh profited from a Leeds handling error and, after Danny Brough added a drop goal to maintain his perfect record with the boot, Ollie Roberts powered over.

Huddersfield coach Stone believes his players produced a fitting tribute to the late Jennifer Davy, the wife of club owner Ken Davy who died suddenly on Thursday.

"I think everyone can feel a little bit proud of the club tonight," Stone said. "We've not had a lot to cheer about in the last couple of weeks.

"It probably has been emotional, particularly for those boys who have been at the club for a while. They understand Jennifer's influence on Ken and how he got initially involved in the Giants, she being a Huddersfield girl and a rugby league fan.

"That's how it all started a long time ago, such a classy lady and a classy couple. It was good to see the boys show that sort of emotion and courage and desire."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "I give Huddersfield a lot of credit because I thought they were tenacious and showed a lot of endeavour but I don't think it was a great game and I don't think they played particularly well.

"They didn't play us off the field and I thought we were really poor. Huddersfield absolutely deserved the win but I wouldn't put it down to a great performance.

"Some of their goal-line defence in the second half got them their win, while we trying to invent plays and pretty much running up our own backside."

  • 70: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ollie Roberts
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 67: Goal scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 60: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 55: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Dale Ferguson
  • 31: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 26: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Kruise Leeming
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 19: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • 14: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Kruise Leeming

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rhinos 2
    Giants 5

    Goals:

    Rhinos 2
    Giants 5

    METRES:

    Rhinos 1165
    Giants 1153

    CARRIES:

    Rhinos 169
    Giants 170

    TACKLES:

    Rhinos 341
    Giants 333

    OFFLOADS:

    Rhinos 12
    Giants 5

    PENALTIES:

    Rhinos 12
    Giants 8

    BREAKS:

    Rhinos 4
    Giants 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 12 0 1 5 0 19 175 9.21 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hall 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 19 136 7.16 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Jack Walker 0 1 3 0 1 6 0 14 121 8.64 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 37 11 1 1 0 13 96 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 43 8 4 2 0 14 86 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 30 5 2 1 0 10 71 7.10 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 2
    Keith Galloway 0 0 30 2 2 0 0 8 64 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ash Handley 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 8 61 7.63 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 32 4 5 0 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 30 6 1 1 0 10 58 5.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 1 0 30 6 1 3 1 8 53 6.63 1 7 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Joel Moon 1 0 22 3 0 3 3 8 49 6.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 33 2 1 1 2 10 25 2.50 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 2 23 11.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 12 2 1 2 4 5 17 3.40 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Burrow 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 14 139 9.93 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 4 0 1 4 0 16 136 8.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 1 37 7 4 1 2 12 96 8.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 21 5 0 0 0 12 85 7.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 30 8 1 7 0 18 82 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Dale Ferguson 1 0 25 4 3 2 0 10 80 8.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 10 80 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Brough 0 1 12 3 1 2 6 12 78 6.50 0 2 0 1 5 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 19 6 1 0 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Mamo 1 0 6 1 2 0 1 13 73 5.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 23 3 4 1 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 43 6 1 0 1 12 53 4.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 1 0 25 5 2 1 0 8 32 4.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam O'Brien 0 1 17 5 2 0 1 3 30 10.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 1 0 19 0 0 2 0 5 22 4.40 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
    Sam Wood 0 0 17 1 3 0 0 5 17 3.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew English 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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