Wakefield Trinity 6-32 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 17th June 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 19

6-32 FT

HT: 6 16

Attendance: 5,500

Official: J Child

Venue: Belle Vue Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Ben Jones-Bishop,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Mitch Achurch, Brad Singleton 2, Liam Sutcliffe,

  • Goals
    Liam Sutcliffe 8,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Transfer-listed full-back Zak Hardaker made a low-key return as Leeds Rhinos produced their most dominant performance of the season to beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 32-6.

Last year's Man of Steel has not played since expressing his desire to leave and test himself in the NRL but Liam Sutcliffe stole the show with a 20-point haul as the champions made it back-to-back wins for the first time in 2016.

Fast starts have not been an issue for the Rhinos in recent weeks and they were quickly out of the blocks again as Mitch Achurch opened the scoring.

Leeds held a 10-point advantage at the break after Sutcliffe converted a try from Brad Singleton, who crossed again early in the second half with Wakefield debutant David Fifita in the sin bin.

Sutcliffe continued his excellent night with the boot to put the Rhinos out of sight and then went over himself with Bill Tupou in the bin.

Leeds remain bottom of the First Utility Super League despite their first away win of the year while Wakefield - whose only points came from Ben Jones-Bishop's converted try - are still on course for a top-eight finish.

Brian McDermott says Leeds have their sights on eighth-placed Widnes after making it back-to-back wins.

"Widnes next up is an important game," said Rhinos head coach McDermott. "There's a bit to play for.

"We've looked like a lost cause on occasions this year in terms of the league table but now we've got a bit of a sniff.

"The crowd were brilliant again," he added.

"We'll remember this year for a lot of things and the one thing that I'll remember above all is how strong and solid the fans have been. They've been absolutely fantastic.

"First off to get their head out of the door to come watch this game in these conditions and to be as vocal and supportive as they have been, credit to them."

Wakefield - whose only points came from Ben Jones-Bishop's converted try - remain on course for a top-eight finish despite the setback.

"Leeds have got a lot of quality players and are a team full of internationals," said Wildcats head coach Chris Chester.

"We needed to keep hold of the ball and we couldn't do that tonight.

"Our discipline let us down and our completion rate was around 50 per cent, and you can't afford to do that against Leeds.

"They were the better side and controlled the game a lot better than us. We were second best."

  • 66: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 66: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 45: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Singleton
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 38: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Singleton
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 20: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 2: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 2: TRY! scored for Leeds by Mitch Achurch
  • Key Performers

    Danny McGuire

    Forty Twenty 1
    2 2

    Mitchell Garbutt

    Metres 239
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 1
    Leeds Rhinos 4

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 1
    Leeds Rhinos 8

    METRES:

    Wakefield Trinity 775
    Leeds Rhinos 1445

    CARRIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 125
    Leeds Rhinos 197

    TACKLES:

    Wakefield Trinity 399
    Leeds Rhinos 282

    OFFLOADS:

    Wakefield Trinity 5
    Leeds Rhinos 3

    PENALTIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 13
    Leeds Rhinos 8

    BREAKS:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    Leeds Rhinos 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 6 0 0 2 0 11 82 7.45 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 28 6 2 5 0 15 93 6.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
    Jason Walton 0 0 16 2 2 4 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 26 7 2 2 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Moore 0 0 39 9 4 0 0 6 51 8.50 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 47 11 6 0 0 8 44 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 36 2 1 2 0 11 81 7.36 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Jon Molloy 0 0 37 5 2 1 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Scott Anderson 0 0 19 5 3 0 0 3 20 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stuart Howarth 0 0 11 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 28 5 3 0 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Finn 0 0 36 5 1 1 1 4 13 3.25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
    Jacob Miller 0 0 17 2 5 2 3 7 35 5.00 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 4 20 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bill Tupou 0 0 16 2 1 1 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Reece Lyne 0 1 25 3 3 2 0 9 41 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Max Jowitt 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 10 69 6.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Brad Singleton 2 0 38 9 1 3 0 20 129 6.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 9 1 1 2 1 8 75 9.38 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0
    Mitchell Achurch 1 1 24 4 3 4 0 10 111 11.10 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Joel Moon 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 3 23 7.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 27 4 2 2 0 14 83 5.93 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Luke Briscoe 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 6 48 8.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zak Hardaker 0 0 7 1 0 3 2 11 72 6.55 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 3 14 2 1 1 8 9 54 6.00 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
    Rob Burrow 0 1 7 0 4 3 2 16 75 4.69 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Keith Galloway 0 0 18 2 1 2 0 15 127 8.47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Beau Falloon 0 0 20 4 2 1 0 7 34 4.86 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 22 3 0 8 0 24 239 9.96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 38 7 1 1 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hall 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 23 3 2 4 0 16 119 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 2 13 6.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 16 0 0 1 1 17 116 6.82 1 1 2 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