Leeds Rhinos 20-14 Salford Red Devils

Leeds Rhinos 20-14 Salford Red Devils


Liam Sutcliffe scored a controversial try in the last minute as Leeds defeated Salford 20-14 at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Logan Tomkins late try looked to have rescued a point for the Red Devils, but the Rhinos struck in the dying moments as Burrow’s dubious pass put Sutcliffe in for the win.

Both teams also missed penalty goals with the score at 14 all in the final 10 minutes in what was a nail-biting finish at the home of the seven-time Super League champions.

Leeds opened the scoring 10 minutes in as Ryan Hall jumped highest to claim a beautifully disguised cross-field kick from Danny McGuire.

The lead lasted just seven minutes as Gareth O’Brien picked up where he left off against Huddersfield using his pace to go through a gap in the Rhinos defence.

A Rob Burrow penalty edged the hosts 6-4 in front but the Red Devils would go into half-time ahead as stand-off Robert Lui made the break before putting Kris Welham in to score.

O’Brien was unable to convert but the visitors went in 8-6 and had their eyes on a rare win at Headingley.

Brian McDermott’s men hit the front again early in the second period, centre Jimmy Keinhorst finishing off a great move after the hard work was done by Matt Parcell and McGuire.

Burrow converted the try and then kicked a straight-forward penalty four minutes later to give the Rhinos a 14-8 lead early in the second half.

The hosts never looked comfortable with only a one-score lead and they were punished for not building on it in the final quarter as Logan Tomkins scored under the posts. O’Brien converted to make it 14-14 with 10 minutes to play.

Both teams had chances to kick penalty goals, but both Burrow and O’Brien missed and it looked like there wouldn’t be a winner.

However, with seconds to play, Liam Sutcliffe took what looked like a forward pass from Burrow to go in for the winning try. Burrow’s conversion made the final score 20-14 to the jubilation of the home crowd.

Leeds Rhinos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ashton GoldingFull Back000000
2Tom BriscoeWing000000
3Kallum WatkinsCentre000000
5Ryan HallWing100000
6Danny McGuireStand Off000000
7Rob BurrowScrum Half040000
9Matt Parcell 14Hooker000000
11Jamie Jones-BuchananLoose Forward000000
12Carl Ablett 4Second Row000000
13Stevie WardSecond Row000001
16Brad Singleton 23Prop000000
17Mitch Garbutt 10Prop000000
18Jimmy KeinhorstCentre100000
4Joel Moon 12Interchange000000
10Adam Cuthbertson 17Interchange000000
14Liam Sutcliffe 9Interchange100000
23Jack Ormondroyd 16Interchange000000
 Total 340001

Salford Red Devils

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Gareth O’BrienFull Back110000
3Josh JonesSecond Row000000
4Junior Sa’uCentre000000
6Robert LuiStand Off000000
7Michael DobsonScrum Half000000
8Craig Kopczak 17Prop000000
9Logan Tomkins 19Hooker100000
10George Griffin 16Second Row000000
13Mark FlanaganLoose Forward000000
21Greg JohnsonWing000000
22Kris WelhamCentre100000
23Lee Mossop 14Prop000000
24Jake BibbyWing000000
14Lama Tasi 23Interchange000000
16Olsi Krasniqi 10Interchange000000
17Adam Walne 8Interchange000000
19Josh Wood 9Interchange000000
 Total 310000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 24, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Leeds Rhinos61420
Salford Red Devils8614