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Saints Win Belter
Posted by southstander on March 28 2014 - 23:59:09

Only Leeds Try

First against third was a mouth-watering prospect, especially for Rhinos fans who saw the chance for a Rhinos win against a high-flying Saints side weakened by injuries and suspensions.

The team sheet brought a few shocks with the loss of Moon (injured), Aiton (ill) and Achurch (injured) forcing Clarkson to be recalled from Hunslet duty. Those changes considered the bookies still had the Rhinos as slight favourites as they headed to Langtree Park to take on a Saints side who are never a walkover.

It was always going to be a close game, but it turned out that we'd be biting our nails down to the final hooter.

We bring you all of the action here......

10

Rhinos

v

Saints

14

Superleague XIX - Round 7

28th March 2014

Saints Win Belter

The opening exchanges were brutal and set the scene for what would turn out to be an epic.

Both sides went knock-for-knock in the opening ten minutes but as the game progressed the Rhinos bega to take control, forcing the Saints onto the back foot and ensuring that they did the majority of the tackling.

On seventeen the dominance took its toll as Sinfield and Ablett combined brilliantly to put McGuire free to score his 250th Rhinos Superleague try right under the sticks making Sinfields conversion for the six point lead a formality.


3 Goals
The lead lasted just seven minutes before Saints got the equalising score.

Leeds brought it upon themselves as first Watkins messed up the play-the-ball and then Kirke gave away a stupid penalty allowing Saints to pile on the pressure. A quick play the ball saw Roby put in a brilliant pass to allow Walker to crash over. Makinson goaled to level the scores.

With a couple of minutes left of the half a nice kick to the corner should have been collected and scored by Hall but he was correctly judged to have knocked on and the sides went into the interval with nothing to choose between them.

The Rhinos had made too many first half mistakes but the Saints defence had been excellent. There was plenty of work to do in the second period.

When the Rhinos got a penalty fifteen minutes into the second half the skipper had no real option but to elect to kick the penalty. He sailed over the two-pointer to the chorus of 'swing low sweet chariot' from the home supporters. But it was the right decision.

With fifteen minutes to go in the game, Saints took the lead for the first time.
Leeds had been forced to drop-out and Saints returned the kick with interest as a passing move to the right saw Makinson over in the corner. He failed to convert his own try for 8-10.

When the Saints conceded a penalty on their own twenty, Sinfield again took the two points on offer to level the game at 10-10 and set up a tense last ten minutes in a game which could still easily go either way.

With just over five minutes left Sinfield attempted a drop goal but slid it left of the uprights and Saints took strength from the miss.


Big Effort

With just under two minutes remaining a Lomax kick bounced nicely for the winger Makinson who took him time to pick up, unopposed, and score in the corner. He missed the conversion but had given his side a 10-14 lead which they carried to the final hooter.

We'd witnessed a classic encounter of end-to-end rugby, with few penalties and some of the hardest hits that you are likely to see. The Rhinos gifted too much ball in the first half when they should have established a lead and it came back to haunt them in the dying moments when Saints got their just deserts for eighty minutes of excellent defence.

There was no disgrace in the loss for Leeds, but some display of naivety. It was a game which was there for the winning and perhaps we believed it was going to be too easy. Some uncharacteristic clumsiness gifted the ball to the opposition in good scoring positions and we ultimately paid the price.

All credit to Saints, they played us well, and deservedly sit top of the league. Our unbeaten record has fallen but Saints go from strength to strength.

It's going to be an interesting 2014.

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Match Facts

Rhinos
Saints
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Hardaker
1
Lomax
20
Briscoe
2
Makinson
2
1
3
Watkins
4
James
14
Ward
26
Dawson
5
Hall
5
Swift
6
McGuire
1
6
Hohaia
13
Sinfield
3
17
Wellens
8
Leuluai
8
Masoe
7
Burrow
9
Roby
10
Peacock
27
Richards
12
Ablett
11
Soliola
11
Jones-Buchanan
15
Flanagan
15
Delaney
25
Walker
1
2
Jones-Bishop (DNP)
14
Laffranchi
17
Kirke
23
Greenwood
18
Clarkson
28
Thompson
23
Singleton
33
Savelio

Kick Off:
20:00
Half-Time:
6-6
Referee:
Richard Silverwood
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