octobre 7, 2022

Match Report – Hull K R 20 – 28 Leeds

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Two second-half tries from Morgan Gannon helped the Rhinos to victory; A late try from Sam Wood proved only a consolation for the home side

Last Updated: 12/08/22 10:09pm

It was a frantic clash between the two sides vying for a play-off place, Morgan Gannon’s second-half double helping to seal the win for the visitors

A Morgan Gannon double in the second half proved the difference as Leeds Rhinos sealed a 28-20 victory over Hull KR.

It was a frantic first 40 minutes at the Sewell Group Craven Park with both sides throwing everything into what could be a play-off place deciding clash.

Despite the home side enjoying the majority of the possession, it was the Rhinos who went in at the break with an 18-14 lead, a double from Richie Myler after a super solo try from Brad Dwyer helping the Rhinos make the most of their opportunities as both sides struggled defensively.

With things evenly poised for the second half, two Gannon tries proved the difference, the second showing his pace as he pounced on a Robins error to sprint downfield and make it 28-14.

Sam Wood managed to bring the deficit to just eight points with 10 minutes to go but it proved no more than a consolation with the visitors holding out defensively in the final quarter.

What they said:

Hull KR head coach Danny McGuire: « I think a lack of discipline at times cost us.

« We probably gave too many penalties away and missed too many tackles.

« I am disappointed but we were still in there scrapping at the end which fills me with pride.

« This is not looking for sympathy but I don’t know how we are going to put a team together after this.

« We are in a good place in terms of togetherness but injury-wise, have never seen anything like this. »

Leeds head coach Rohan Smith: « It was carnage.

« Great spirit and we have talked about winning in different ways and they grit their teeth.

« I thought we were always in control despite a rough start so very proud.

« They are a good bunch of people and I knew that before I got here, I had done my homework and they are a good group. »

More to follow…

What’s next?

Both Leeds and Hull KR are next in action on Friday August 19, the Rhinos returning to Headingley in their next clash as they welcome the battling Warrington Wolves. For Hull KR, a trip to table-topping St Helens is next up, with both matches kicking off at 8pm.

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