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Thursday 31st August 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 4

38-26 FT

( 24-14 HT )

Attendance: 13,219

Official: J Child

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Rob Burrow, Brad Singleton, Liam Sutcliffe, Mitch Garbutt, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Steve Michaels, Scott Taylor, Danny Washbrook, Josh Bowden,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos brought Hull FC down to earth following their Wembley triumph with a 38-26 victory that clinched a Betfred Super League top-four finish and almost certainly a home semi-final.

Despite a five-day turnaround, the Airlie Birds showed few signs of the traditional Wembley hangover but their valiant effort was not enough to prevent a 12th-successive defeat at Headingley.

Lee Radford's men are now five points behind the second-placed Rhinos with three rounds left but could still set up another trip to Leeds with a chance to earn a place at Old Trafford.

Leeds suffered a blow before kick-off when stand-off Joel Moon injured his groin. His replacement Rob Burrow made his mark after only six minutes by scoring the first try, before additions from Brad Singleton, Liam Sutcliffe, Mitch Garbutt, Adam Cuthbertson and Matt Parcell as Kallum Watkins kicked seven goals.

Steve Michaels, Scott Taylor, Danny Washbrook and Josh Bowden crossed for a try apiece in reply with Marc Sneyd adding the extras. 

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said his victorious team were "terrible" while Hull boss Lee Radford was proud of his players despite the loss.

McDermott said: "I'm not pleased at all. I thought it was awful. We were distracted, too easily put off our game. Hull were very disruptive and I don't blame them four days after Wembley but I thought we were terrible, we were pretty soft defensively.

"We had some dopey moments and were achingly slow defensively but we won and we can give ourselves a shake and a dress-down, get ready for a far better performance next week."

Radford said: "I've just given them a big rap. To back up on a Thursday what they did on Saturday in terms of effort took me by surprise a little bit.

"I fully anticipated that we would blow out towards the latter stages and I would have accepted that but they didn't and that's a real credit to the team. It showed that we're not here to fall away this year, we're going to be bang at it."

  • 78: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Bowden
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 48: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 45: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Washbrook
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 37: TRY! scored for Leeds by Mitch Garbutt
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 29: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 20: TRY! scored for Hull by Scott Taylor
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Singleton
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 14: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • 7: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Jamie Shaul

    Metres 151
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 6
    Hull FC 4

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 7
    Hull FC 5

    METRES:

    Leeds Rhinos 1219
    Hull FC 1014

    CARRIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 159
    Hull FC 143

    TACKLES:

    Leeds Rhinos 298
    Hull FC 307

    OFFLOADS:

    Leeds Rhinos 7
    Hull FC 10

    PENALTIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 8
    Hull FC 12

    BREAKS:

    Leeds Rhinos 5
    Hull FC 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitchell Garbutt 1 0 14 0 0 2 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 0 21 4 6 1 0 8 76 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matt Parcell 1 1 37 9 2 2 0 11 86 7.82 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brad Singleton 1 0 16 3 2 1 0 4 40 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Burrow 1 1 6 0 1 2 3 8 53 6.63 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 26 6 2 0 0 9 59 6.56 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 10 2 1 2 0 5 51 10.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 20 6 2 1 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brett Delaney 0 0 18 4 1 0 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Stevie Ward 0 1 31 5 5 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Carl Ablett 0 0 24 1 0 0 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 30 7 1 1 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Danny McGuire 0 1 12 2 4 0 7 6 11 1.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 15 138 9.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 21 1 1 1 0 15 102 6.80 1 1 1 0 7 2 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 12 97 8.08 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Walker 0 1 6 0 3 1 0 10 107 10.70 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Steven Michaels 1 0 6 1 1 1 0 13 74 5.69 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Taylor 1 0 26 4 0 4 0 12 79 6.58 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Bowden 1 0 16 0 0 4 0 13 79 6.08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 1 0 23 7 5 0 0 9 61 6.78 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Mahe Fonua 0 1 6 0 2 2 0 10 87 8.70 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 19 3 0 2 0 6 44 7.33 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 9 0 1 7 0 14 151 10.79 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 6 55 9.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 0 1 30 6 2 1 3 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 1 15 1 0 4 3 3 28 9.33 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1
    Danny Houghton 0 1 37 6 1 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 20 3 1 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sika Manu 0 0 22 3 0 2 0 16 106 6.63 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 33 7 2 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Jake Connor 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 2 9 4.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Fash 0 0 20 4 0 0 0 6 33 5.50 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