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Leeds Rhinos 21-20 Castleford Tigers

Thursday 28th March 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 8

21-20 FT

HT: 10 4

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

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Official Report / Commentary

Hooker Brad Dwyer kicked a long-range drop goal in extra time for Leeds Rhinos’ second win of the Betfred Super League season with a 21-20 success against Castleford Tigers.

The Rhinos had led 20-4 after 52 minutes but the Tigers looked set to complete a remarkable fightback when they scored three tries in 11 minutes to tie the scores.

Substitute full-back Calum Turner could have won it with a conversion while stand-off Jake Trueman had one drop goal disallowed for an obstruction and was wide with a second as the game went into golden-point added time.

Leeds just about deserved the result after dominating the first half but the relief was palpable as Dave Furner’s men claimed their first win of the season at home and their first over Castleford at Headingley for six years.

Reeling from a 42-12 home defeat by St Helens, the Tigers were without stand-in scrum-half Jordan Rankin, which meant a switch from the pack for ex-Leeds hooker Paul McShane.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “If you put him out there another hundred times in that spot and ask him to kick that, I don’t think he gets another one.

“But fair play to him, I thought he played really well tonight.”

 

 

 

Leeds coach Dave Furner said: “Brad assures me he’s been practising in training but it must have been while I haven’t been looking.

“To see the guys finish that way was pleasing, we all needed it.

“The big thing is that for the last three weeks we’ve been in games that we haven’t closed off."

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Key Performers

Liam Watts

Metres: 210

Jack Walker

Metres: 163

Full Match Statistics

Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
Jack Walker 0 1 6 0 0 4 0 21 163 7.76 1 6 1 0 0 0 1 0
Konrad Hurrell 1 1 7 0 2 5 0 15 131 8.73 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
Trent Merrin 1 0 39 9 2 3 0 18 128 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Cameron Smith 0 0 49 10 2 4 0 15 127 8.47 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
Brad Dwyer 0 1 47 7 4 1 0 15 116 7.73 1 14 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kallum Watkins 0 0 19 3 1 1 0 11 114 10.36 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Briscoe 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 13 110 8.46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ash Handley 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 14 100 7.14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brad Singleton 0 0 33 3 2 0 0 9 86 9.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 34 4 1 1 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 23 5 1 1 2 9 59 6.56 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 0
Richard Myler 0 1 15 0 2 1 2 5 52 10.40 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 37 10 3 2 0 6 46 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 20 0 1 0 0 4 29 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Matt Parcell 0 0 17 4 1 1 0 3 22 7.33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
James Donaldson 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 3 20 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Holroyd 0 0 14 6 2 0 0 2 14 7.00 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
Liam Watts 1 0 41 4 5 2 0 24 210 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Junior Moors 0 0 15 0 1 1 0 16 133 8.31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
James Clare 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 13 121 9.31 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Grant Millington 0 0 28 3 5 1 0 19 116 6.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Greg Eden 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 13 111 8.54 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Peter Mata'utia 0 2 15 0 2 6 2 15 108 7.20 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1
Adam Milner 0 0 33 2 3 0 0 12 80 6.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Foster 1 0 30 4 0 0 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Matthew Cook 0 0 15 1 0 2 0 8 60 7.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Minikin 1 0 12 1 2 2 0 7 55 7.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Calum Turner 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Jake Trueman 0 0 25 3 1 1 11 9 53 5.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Oliver Holmes 0 0 39 5 0 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul McShane 0 2 25 3 4 5 1 7 48 6.86 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
Michael Shenton 0 0 14 1 0 1 0 7 44 6.29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 23 5 1 0 0 5 38 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Clarkson 1 0 7 3 1 0 1 3 15 5.00 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