Leeds Rhinos 34-0 Widnes Vikings

Friday 20th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 22

34-0 FT

HT: 20 0

Official: J Child

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Brad Dwyer, Luke Briscoe, Richie Myler, Matt Parcell, Joel Moon, Tom Briscoe, Jack Walker,

  • Goals
    Richie Myler 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Kevin Sinfield won his first game since returning to Leeds Rhinos as the champions ended a nine-match winless streak to condemn bottom side Widnes Vikings to a 15th straight Betfred Super League defeat.

Sinfield, who led the Rhinos to seven Grand Final wins as captain, was appointed director of rugby at Headingley earlier this month following the sacking of long-serving head coach Brian McDermott.

His first match in charge was a heavy defeat at Castleford Tigers – a club record-extending eighth Super League loss – before a draw at home to Wakefield Trinity last week stopped the rot.

This success was sorely needed and gives the Rhinos a fighting chance of avoiding a bottom-four finish and subsequent relegation fight.

First-half tries from Brad Dwyer, Luke Briscoe, Richie Myler and Matt Parcell laid the platform and efforts from Joel Moon, Tom Briscoe and Jack Walker completed a comfortable success.

Sinfield said: “It feels good and everybody needed it because the last two weeks have been a challenge for all of us.

“I’m delighted for the players and staff because they have really been committed and got the rewards of their efforts tonight.

“The focus for me is next Friday at Salford – control what we can control. What’s the point in looking at the table? We’re ninth for a reason and that’s because we’ve not been good enough."

Widnes interim head coach Francis Cummins said: “This was the worst performance while I’ve been in charge and to a man, we’ve embarrassed ourselves tonight.

“Leeds played well but we allowed them to because we didn’t show enough energy in what we were trying to do."

  • 69: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 45: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 41: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • 41: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 38: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 35: TRY! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 20: TRY! scored for Leeds by Luke Briscoe
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brad Dwyer
  • Key Performers

    Luke Briscoe

    Metres 158
    2 2

    Adam Cuthbertson

    Offloads 6
    2 2

    Jack Walker

    Metres 169
    2 2
    Clean Breaks 3

    Brad Dwyer

    Metres 173
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 7
    Widnes Vikings 0

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 3
    Widnes Vikings 0

    METRES:

    Leeds Rhinos 1766
    Widnes Vikings 925

    CARRIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 231
    Widnes Vikings 141

    TACKLES:

    Leeds Rhinos 270
    Widnes Vikings 402

    OFFLOADS:

    Leeds Rhinos 25
    Widnes Vikings 10

    PENALTIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 6
    Widnes Vikings 12

    BREAKS:

    Leeds Rhinos 9
    Widnes Vikings 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matt Parcell 1 2 21 5 0 4 0 14 116 8.29 1 12 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Brad Dwyer 1 0 17 3 1 9 1 16 173 10.81 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Myler 1 1 12 2 2 2 3 18 91 5.06 0 7 1 0 3 4 0 0
    Joel Moon 1 0 8 0 0 7 3 8 47 5.88 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Briscoe 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 12 158 13.17 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 1 0 0 9 0 20 116 5.80 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Jack Walker 1 0 4 0 0 14 0 16 169 10.56 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 22 2 2 0 0 15 124 8.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 16 5 1 0 0 11 80 7.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 15 3 0 2 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 28 4 2 1 0 14 93 6.64 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
    Carl Ablett 0 0 18 1 2 4 0 14 75 5.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 23 5 1 2 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 33 3 3 2 1 18 134 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 26 6 1 2 0 16 141 8.81 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 7 50 7.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Ash Handley 0 2 19 4 3 2 1 14 60 4.29 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Charly Runciman 0 0 28 5 4 4 0 11 109 9.91 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 5 1 3 2 0 10 67 6.70 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 9 70 7.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Ashall-Bott 0 0 8 0 4 3 0 8 55 6.88 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Owen Buckley 0 0 10 2 4 1 0 9 43 4.78 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Mellor 0 0 23 4 5 1 2 12 87 7.25 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Craven 0 0 29 2 5 0 3 9 48 5.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Gil Dudson 0 0 28 6 6 0 0 9 68 7.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Walker 0 0 46 10 3 0 0 8 31 3.88 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ted Chapelhow 0 0 39 9 4 1 0 10 77 7.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 26 3 3 4 1 10 70 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Matt Whitley 0 0 47 7 8 3 1 7 51 7.29 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 29 4 5 0 0 7 24 3.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Wilde 0 0 17 7 1 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 32 8 3 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Walker 0 0 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Wellington Albert 0 0 21 3 3 1 0 8 37 4.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 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