Huddersfield Giants 12-36 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 22nd September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 7

12-36 FT

HT: 6 16

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Michael Lawrence, Ryan Hinchcliffe,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Kallum Watkins, Danny McGuire 2, Jimmy Keinhorst, Anthony Mullally, Rob Burrow,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 6,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Veteran half-backs Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow provided further evidence of their rich tryscoring ability as Leeds Rhinos warmed up for next Friday's play-off semi-final with a 36-12 rout of Huddersfield Giants.

McGuire, who will continue his career at promoted Hull KR when he leaves Headingley at the end of the season, touched down twice to strengthen his position at the top of the Betfred Super League chart with 236 tries while Burrow, who will soon be hanging up his boots, scored his 168th to climb to eighth in the all-time list.

While Leeds can now look forward to a meeting with Hull FC at Headingley next Friday for a place in the Grand Final, Huddersfield's season petered out with a fourth successive defeat, a disappointing way for Danny Brough to mark his 300th Super League appearance.

Leeds centre Kallum Watkins scored the first of his side's six tries - which he converted - with Jimmy Keinhorst and Anthony Mullally also crossing over, while Michael Lawrence and Ryan Hinchcliffe scored a try apiece for the hosts as Brough added the extras.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "It was a good workout, lots of blokes were physically challenged and we've come out of it with no injuries, apart from Brett Delaney."

He added: "It's not looking good for him, I don't think he will play next week."

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone said: "Defensively the soft tries we conceded were really frustrating for us. At this level you'e got to make the opposition work for tries, and we handed them a couple.

"It was a wet slippery night, but Leeds definitely showed more resilience in defence."

  • 71: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 70: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 67: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 59: TRY! scored for Leeds by Anthony Mullally
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 54: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 25: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Michael Lawrence
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 22: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 2: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Danny McGuire

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Ryan Hinchcliffe

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Giants 2
    Rhinos 6

    Goals:

    Giants 2
    Rhinos 6

    METRES:

    Giants 1381
    Rhinos 1377

    CARRIES:

    Giants 184
    Rhinos 177

    TACKLES:

    Giants 333
    Rhinos 349

    OFFLOADS:

    Giants 10
    Rhinos 11

    PENALTIES:

    Giants 6
    Rhinos 4

    BREAKS:

    Giants 10
    Rhinos 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 28 4 2 8 0 16 135 8.44 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 16 121 7.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 34 10 4 2 1 15 116 7.73 1 11 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Jared Simpson 0 0 7 2 2 0 2 13 113 8.69 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Turner 0 1 9 2 0 2 1 11 112 10.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 32 10 2 1 0 13 107 8.23 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 5 0 2 3 1 16 102 6.38 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
    Nathan Mason 0 0 25 7 1 1 0 13 93 7.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 30 8 1 0 0 11 91 8.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 1 0 36 8 1 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Brough 0 1 13 3 1 1 8 13 72 5.54 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 16 2 1 2 2 9 70 7.78 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 23 7 1 4 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 41 7 1 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Alex Mellor 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 8 0 1 1 1 4 32 8.00 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 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
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 27 5 3 2 0 21 192 9.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hall 0 1 8 0 0 4 0 17 139 8.18 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Kallum Watkins 1 0 18 3 2 2 0 16 131 8.19 1 3 2 0 6 1 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 33 7 0 0 1 15 117 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Carl Ablett 0 0 44 6 1 0 0 12 101 8.42 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny McGuire 2 0 13 3 0 6 4 5 90 18.00 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Rob Burrow 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 11 85 7.73 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 12 84 7.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ash Golding 0 1 10 1 4 2 0 13 70 5.38 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 1 0 44 9 4 0 1 8 69 8.63 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 30 8 1 0 0 11 69 6.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony Mullally 1 0 23 6 1 1 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 30 4 4 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matt Parcell 0 2 20 6 1 1 0 7 39 5.57 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 21 2 3 1 2 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jack Ormondroyd 0 0 22 5 2 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 7.00 0 0 1 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