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Rhinos Pillage the Vikings
Posted by southstander on February 28 2012 - 14:04:34

Growing in Stature
By Rollin Thunder

The Rhinos opted to rest Bailey and Peacock for the journey to take on the Vikings for the first time in seven years.

The Vikings were suffering a rotten start to the season but with the Rhinos still likely to be nursing a World Club Challenge hangover this could be the best opportunity for the home side to register their first win.

SouthStander.com sent Rollin Thunder to report on the match.

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44

Rhinos

v

Vikings

16

Superleague XVII - Round 4

26th February 2012

Rhinos Pillage the Vikings

The Rhinos returned to action after their triumphant World Club Challenge victory with a visit to the Stobart Stadium, Widnes.

A very highly motivated and game Widnes side showed no signs of being the whipping boys that everyone predicted, and a tense opening fifteen minutes was an entertaining robust affair.

Leeds looked to have opened the scoring when Zak Hardaker burst through only to be judged to be held up by referee Steve Ganson. A good spell of pressure by Widnes in the Leeds 20 was repelled by some stern Leeds defence which resulted, on 16 minutes, with a break by Ben Jones Bishop from deep within his own half. The ball was handed on to Danny McGuire who typically supported up the middle. McGuire was tracked down by the flying Paddy Flynn but a lovely twisted inside ball sent Ben Jones-Bishop, supporting his own initial break, romping home to finish off a sweeping 75m try.


Livewire First Half
In the next set of six good hands from Burrow, Huaraki and Hardaker sent Ryan Hall free down the touchline. Hall was forced inside and stopped by a Briscoe-Flynn combined tackle, but a quick play of the ball saw Burrow steam through the shattered Widnes defence to touch down.

Almost immediately from the kick off Leeds were on the offensive again, McGuire this time making the break for Burrow to finish off with another try started from within the Leeds half.

Widnes managed to gain some respite and regain the ball. They built up an attack into the Leeds half and a tricky banana kick was fumbled by Watkins to allow swift hands by Widnes to put Ah Van in at the corner. Widnes then had their fans in rapturous applause in the next set when a fortunate kick deflection saw Rhys Hanbury score.

Some willing runs by debutant Richard Moore, and back in the fold Ian Kirke, swung the momentum back Leeds way. Leeds then finished off the scoring in the first half when a typical ducking and weaving Burrow run freed up space for Ben Jones-Bishop to cross in the corner for his second try. Kevin Sinfield missed his first conversion of the afternoon to leave the scores a 10-22 on 30 minutes.

A scrappy last 10 minutes of the half ended with the ball going dead after Widnes possession. Both sides left to applause after a lively first half.

The second half began with a Kirke half break coming to nothing, and then Watkins and Webb both going close in the early exchanges. Some more good scrambling defence by Widnes was only able to stem the tide before fast hands saw the always threatening Ryan Hall cross in the corner on 50 minutes.


Solid Debut

Widnes again managed to build up some pressure and managed to rattle some of the Leeds players with more robust defence and nice offloads in attack. After a couple off knock-ons from both sides Leeds used their superior pace to sweep upfield again for the ever improving Hardaker to score after a juggled effort. Widnes then got their just rewards after the impressive Flynn scored in the right hand corner.

This proved to be the last dying effort of the enthusiastic Widnes side after Leeds finished in style with tries from Watkins and Hall. The Hall try coming from a McGuire break and lovely weighted cross field kick.

Leeds never seemed to reach beyond third gear to gain this win, despite a full blooded effort by the Widnes side. The Widnes fans left the game with a sense of hope for the remainder of the season and Leeds can now look forward to their local derby game at Castleford next week with some rested players to return and no apparent ill effects from the controversial ipitch, except a three week lay off for Hauraki with a calf strain.


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Match Facts

Rhinos
Vikings
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
1
Briscoe
2
Jones-Bishop
2
2
Flynn
1
3
Watkins
1
20
Marsh
4
Hardaker
1
4
Isa
5
Hall
2
5
Ah Van
1
2
13
Sinfield
6
6
White
6
McGuire
7
Hanbury
1
20
Griffin
8
Cross
7
Burrow
2
13
Clarke
8
Leuluai
10
Davies
15
Delaney
11
Winterstein
19
Hauraki
21
Allen
12
Ablett
12
Cahill
9
McShane
15
Finnigan
17
Kirke
17
Pickersgill
21
Moore
25
Craven
22
Pitts
26
Mullally

Kick Off:
14:00
Half-Time:
22-10
Referee:
Steve Ganson
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6,046


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