Leeds Rhinos 10-7 Hull FC

Leeds Rhinos 10-7 Hull FC


The penultimate round of the regular season saw Leeds take on Hull with the Rhinos looking to continue a rich vein of form following a convincing 50-24 victory over Salford.

Meanwhile, the Airlie Birds were looking to recover from two consecutive defeats after a 19-12 loss against St Helens a week ago.

The away side scored the opening try after Danny Houghton went close as he scooted towards the line, FC wouldn’t be denied though as Scott Taylor barged his way over moments later (7), Marc Sneyd adding the extras to make it 0-6.

That would be the last try of the half as both sides battled for field position, Marc Sneyd and Danny McGuire trading kicks in an end-to-end game.

The half ended with a Sneyd drop-goal to make it 0-7 (39) as the half-time hooter sounded.

Leeds responded early in the second period as Ryan Hall weaved his way over the line after a bout of pressure on Hull’s line (46), Ashton Golding pulling the conversion wide as Leeds closed the deficit to 4-7.

The Black and Whites had a chance to quickly respond as Sneyd fired a ball out wide to Fetuli Talanoa, who was unable to collect the ball as he spurned a big chance for the away side.

Leeds were quick to punish Hull as a clever kick by Joel Moon was pounced on by young Jack Walker (58), Jordan Lilley from the interchange adding the extras to edge the Rhinos ahead 10-7.

Both sides continued to battle for supremacy and Hull thought they had replied as Josh Griffin dived for the corner but was adjudged to be in touch.

The visitors continued to press and Mahe Fonua thought he had scored minutes later, only for his effort to be also ruled out.

Pressure continued and Hull broke away upfield in the dying minutes of the game but a last-ditch tackle by the returning Jimmy Keinhorst allowed Leeds to hang onto victory and secure second place in the Super League.

Written By Callum Thompson.

Leeds Rhinos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ashton GoldingFull Back000000
2Tom Briscoe 31Wing000000
4Joel MoonCentre000001
5Ryan HallWing100000
6Danny McGuireStand Off000000
8Keith Galloway 17Prop000000
9Matt Parcell 25Hooker000000
10Adam Cuthbertson 20Prop000000
11Jamie Jones-BuchananSecond Row000000
12Carl AblettSecond Row000000
13Stevie WardLoose Forward000000
16Brad SingletonProp000000
18Jimmy KeinhorstCentre000000
17Mitch Garbutt 8Interchange000000
20Anthony Mullally 10Interchange000000
25Jordan Lilley 9Interchange010000
31Jack Walker 2Interchange100000
 Total 210001

Hull FC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jamie ShaulFull Back000000
2Mahe FonuaWing000000
3Carlos TuimavaveCentre000000
4Josh GriffinCentre000000
5Fetuli TalanoaWing000000
7Marc SneydScrum Half011000
8Scott Taylor 22Prop100000
9Danny HoughtonHooker000000
10Liam Watts 29Prop000000
12Mark Minichiello 17Second Row000000
14Jake ConnorCentre000000
16Jordan Thompson 27Second Row000000
21Sika ManuSecond Row000000
17Danny Washbrook 12Interchange000000
22Josh Bowden 8Interchange000000
27Jack Downs 16Interchange000000
29Masimbaashe Motongo 10Interchange000000
 Total 111000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 14, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Leeds Rhinos01010
Hull FC707