Leeds Rhinos 52-22 Leigh Centurions

Friday 1st June 2018
KO: 19:35 - Round: Quarter Final

52-22 FT

HT: 40 12

Official: C Kendall

Venue: LD Nutrition Stadium, Featherstone

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Tom Briscoe 2, Jack Walker, Ash Handley, Jimmy Keinhorst, Ashton Golding, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Adam Cuthbertson,

  • Goals
    Jordan Lilley 8,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Nathan Mason, Drew Hutchison, Ben Crooks, Liam Hood,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Peter
Mata'utia
Matty
Dawson
Ben
Crooks
Craig
Hall
Rhys
Evans
Ben
Reynolds
Drew
Hutchison
Jamie
Acton
Liam
Hood
Bodene
Thompson
Harrison
Hansen
Jordan
Thompson
Greg
Richards
Micky
Higham
Kevin
Larroyer

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos beat Leigh Centurions 52-22 in a fiery Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final that saw two red cards and two yellow cards.

Nathan Mason gave Leigh an early lead before Peter Mata'utia was sent off for his tackle on Matt Purcell with Drew Hutchinson adding a second Leigh try later in the half.

The Rhinos used their extra man to deadly effect to score nine tries from Tom Briscoe (2), Jack Walker, Ash Handley, Jimmy Keinhorst, Ashton Golding, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith and Adam Cuthbertson with Jordan Lilley adding eight goals.

Ben Crooks and Liam Hood scored second half tries for Leigh who had Matty Dawson-Jones sent off in the final minute moments after Brett Ferres and Jamie Acton were sin-binned.

Centurions coach Kieron Purtill admits the referee got it right with the first red card.

"Peter has been fantastic for us all season and he hasn’t got a nasty bone in him," Purtill said.

“He goes out to play the game how rugby league should be played and he doesn’t need me to say it was the wrong thing to do.

“He’s upset in there because he knows he’s let himself and the group down. We have to rally round him now.”

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott admitted the early sending off didn't help Leigh's cause.

"I didn’t think Leigh played grubby," he said.

"Derek Beaumont (Leigh owner) has just accosted me out there and reminded me they're not that sort of team and I agree. Credit to them.

“It was a tough, solid performance from us and of course the early sending off would have affected Leigh.

"The dynamic changed dramatically it made it an easier day for us. It was a sending off but I don't think he meant to do it.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 71: TRY! scored for Leigh by Liam Hood
  • 64: TRY! scored for Leigh by Ben Crooks
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 48: TRY! scored for Leeds by Cameron Smith
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 37: TRY! scored for Leeds by Richie Myler
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 31: TRY! scored for Leigh by Drew Hutchison
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 28: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ashton Golding
  • 27: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 26: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 24: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 21: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jack Walker
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Jordan Lilley
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 11: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 5: TRY! scored for Leigh by Nathan Mason
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 9
    Leigh Centurions 4

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 8
    Leigh Centurions 3