Leeds Rhinos 22-18 Hull Kingston Rovers

Friday 12th August 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 2

22-18 FT

HT: 8 0

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Kallum Watkins, James Segeyaro 2,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    James Greenwood, James Donaldson, George Lawler,

  • Goals
    Josh Mantellato 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Ben
Cockayne
Thomas
Minns
Iain
Thornley
Josh
Mantellato
Maurice
Blair
Dane
Tilse
Mitch
Allgood
Kevin
Larroyer
David
Thompson

Official Report / Commentary

James Segeyaro scored two tries as Leeds Rhinos earned a hard-fought 22-18 win over Hull KR in the Super 8s Qualifiers.

The Rhinos, as they so often do, have hit form at the business end of the season and Friday’s victory over their First Utility Super League rivals made it seven wins in eight games.

Rovers produced a superb performance to leave Headingley with a 30-10 victory in April and they were quickest out of the blocks as they aimed to build on last weekend's big win over Batley Bulldogs.

However, after withstanding a barrage of early attacks, Leeds took a narrow lead into the break as the in-form Kallum Watkins touched down and Liam Sutcliffe added two goals.

James Greenwood’s try and four points from the boot of Josh Mantellato brought Rovers level in the early stages of the second half, only for Sutcliffe to edge the Rhinos back in front with a penalty.

Hooker Segeyaro stood up when Leeds needed him most as last year’s treble winners edged to victory despite tries from James Donaldson and George Lawler.

Brian McDermott was critical of how Leeds handled the pressure, despite coming out victorious.

He said: “I don’t think it was the most exciting game I’ve ever seen and certainly wasn’t the most skillful one.

We invited that to be a contest and I don’t think it should have been. But Hull KR are fighting for the same goal as we are and they had a lot of fight about them.

We’ve got to manage how we played there. While I want to pay respect to Hull KR who were a resilient team out there, I want to hold us accountable.

We can’t serve up that offense and hope not to have a nightmare every single game we play.

We’d like for it not to be such a close game every time we play in this competition but this anxiety and pressure that comes with the middle eight, we’ve got to deal with it.”

Hull's James Webster added: It was a very spirited performance, but we made it a spirited performance with a poor completion rate.

I thought it was a close game and a very even game. Leeds play a very powerful game at the moment and I thought we were able to match them for long periods.

We let two tries in from dummy half which we spoke about all week, which was disappointing.

In saying that, you can’t knock the boys’ desire and commitment to win that game.”

  • 80: TRY! scored for Hull K R by George Lawler
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 77: TRY! scored for Leeds by James Segeyaro
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 73: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Donaldson
  • 67: TRY! scored for Leeds by James Segeyaro
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 43: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 26: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • Key Performers

    Albert Kelly

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 3
    Hull Kingston Rovers 3

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 5
    Hull Kingston Rovers 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 1 6 0 0 3 0 17 131 7.71 2 0 0 0 5 0 3 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 13 102 7.85 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kallum Watkins 1 0 18 4 2 5 0 11 93 8.45 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 14 87 6.21 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 28 3 1 0 0 13 85 6.54 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Keith Galloway 0 0 23 4 0 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 46 6 4 0 0 15 76 5.07 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    James Segeyaro 2 0 32 3 2 2 0 13 72 5.54 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Carl Ablett 0 0 41 11 3 1 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 11 64 5.82 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Danny McGuire 0 0 6 0 2 1 7 8 48 6.00 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 15 1 2 0 1 6 47 7.83 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Brad Singleton 0 0 37 9 2 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 16 3 2 1 0 6 45 7.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 11 4 1 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Rob Burrow 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 8 37 4.63 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mitchell Achurch 0 0 11 0 1 1 0 5 37 7.40 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
    James Greenwood 1 0 36 8 3 4 0 17 127 7.47 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 31 3 1 3 0 16 106 6.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Albert Kelly 0 0 18 2 2 4 4 16 92 5.75 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 33 6 1 0 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ken Sio 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 11 86 7.82 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dane Tilse 0 0 22 4 0 1 0 13 84 6.46 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Thomas Minns 0 0 12 0 0 4 0 13 75 5.77 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Mantellato 0 0 6 1 3 4 0 7 70 10.00 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
    Ben Cockayne 0 0 15 1 0 1 0 11 64 5.82 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 1
    Kevin Larroyer 0 0 26 8 3 1 0 8 62 7.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Donaldson 1 0 31 8 0 2 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 36 9 1 0 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 1 29 4 4 0 1 5 38 7.60 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 12 0 2 1 1 7 33 4.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Lawler 1 0 10 2 0 0 0 6 29 4.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 20 2 0 0 4 3 5 1.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    David Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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