Salford Red Devils 14-46 Leeds Rhinos

Sunday 17th February 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 10

14-46 FT

HT: 6 18

Attendance: 4,385

Official: J Child

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Joey Lussick, Josh Jones,

  • Goals
    Ken Sio 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Adam Cuthbertson, Jack Walker 3, Konrad Hurrell 2, Matt Parcell, Ash Handley,

  • Goals
    Tuimoala Lolohea 7,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Jack Walker grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Leeds Rhinos got their Betfred Super League campaign up and running with a convincing 46-14 win against previously unbeaten Salford Red Devils.

Rhinos earned their first win of the season at the third attempt as 19-year-old full-back Walker crossed three times at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford, who went into the contest as league leaders, scored first when Joey Lussick dived over, but three tries in five minutes from Adam Cuthbertson, Walker and Konrad Hurrell put Leeds in charge at the break.


The hosts were back to within six points when Josh Jones touched down for a converted score, before Tuimoala Lolohea and Ken Sio traded penalties.

But Leeds ran away with it when Hurrell added his second try shortly before Matt Parcell touched down.

Walker then claimed two tries in three minutes to complete his hat-trick and Handley touched down to complete the rout.

Leeds coach David Furner said: "Jack is still only 19 and is playing in a position that holds a lot of responsibility but his courage is something that has stuck out for me from day one.

"He would admit himself there’s still a lot to learn, in particular with being able to organise the defensive line, but today, off the back of last week, showed his maturity in a really good performance.

"I'm really happy for the players and fans, I said from day one we need a team that improves each week either as an individual or the team itself and if we do that we are going to put ourselves in a position to win games."

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "We’ve got to learn our lessons from today. We’ve not represented ourselves in the best way.

“We wanted to put up a really good showing as a team and build on the experience of last week with a good crowd being here seeing us at our best.

“We failed to do the hard work though and probably wanted to do the easier things and attack more than the defensive side and we need to learn from that going forward."

  • 71: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 68: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 65: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 62: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 58: TRY! scored for Leeds by Konrad Hurrell
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ken Sio
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ken Sio
  • 43: TRY! scored for Salford by Josh Jones
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 22: TRY! scored for Leeds by Konrad Hurrell
  • 20: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 18: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 7: TRY! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ken Sio
  • Key Performers

    Trent Merrin

    Metres: 153
    Offloads: 5

    Jack Walker

    Tries: 3
    Metres: 216
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Salford Red Devils 2
    Leeds Rhinos 8

    Goals:

    Salford Red Devils 3
    Leeds Rhinos 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 0 0 6 0 3 8 0 16 143 8.94 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jackson Hastings 0 1 11 3 3 4 4 16 140 8.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Niall Evalds 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 10 100 10.00 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 22 2 2 0 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 4 0 4 2 0 12 81 6.75 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joshua Jones 1 0 27 6 0 7 0 11 81 7.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 27 4 0 0 0 10 71 7.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robert Lui 0 0 21 2 3 5 4 10 66 6.60 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Ken Sio 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 9 63 7.00 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 24 1 5 2 0 11 61 5.55 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Gil Dudson 0 0 33 4 3 0 0 6 47 7.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Mossop 0 0 31 4 6 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 37 7 4 6 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    George Griffin 0 0 21 4 0 0 0 7 30 4.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 25 2 1 1 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joey Lussick 1 0 40 8 5 1 0 3 3 1.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Jack Walker 3 0 7 0 1 9 0 14 216 15.43 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Trent Merrin 0 1 20 1 5 4 0 19 153 8.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 1 24 3 6 3 1 15 124 8.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Konrad Hurrell 2 0 10 2 3 3 0 15 123 8.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ash Handley 1 0 3 0 0 5 0 16 106 6.63 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 1 14 1 2 2 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 0 19 3 0 0 0 11 85 7.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 36 4 3 0 0 13 81 6.23 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 3 0 1 6 1 11 80 7.27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 1 2 25 4 1 3 0 7 70 10.00 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Brad Singleton 0 0 31 7 1 0 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Myler 0 0 14 1 5 3 1 14 53 3.79 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 35 5 4 1 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 16 1 2 3 0 8 49 6.13 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tuimoala Lolohea 0 2 14 2 4 3 5 6 34 5.67 0 0 0 0 7 2 2 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 3 25 8.33 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