Super League  Sunday 28th April 2013  Craven Park  Att: 8,122

Squad

Salter, Caro, Walker, Green, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Burns, Gleeson, Withers, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Lovegrove, Dobson, D. Hodgson, Eden, Beaumont, J. Hodgson.

Squad

Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, J. Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Singleton, Sutcliffe.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Omari Caro

Cory Paterson

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Kallum Watkins

Ian Kirke

Kallum Watkins

Joel Moon

Mitch Achurch

Zak Hardaker

Brett Delaney

Ryan Hall

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

Leeds Rhinos kept the pressure on league leaders Wigan Warriors with an eight-try demolition of Hull KR.

The Rhinos, with two games in hand, remain four points adrift of the Warriors on the back of tries for Ryan Hall, Brett Delaney, Zak Hardaker, Mitch Achurch, Joel Moon and Ian Kirke as well as two from Kallum Watkins.

Hall opened the scoring in the sixth minute after Rovers loanee Luke George spilled the ball 10 metres from his own line. Leeds were in no mood to squander the opportunity for points as Hardaker sent Hall over in the left-hand corner. Kevin Sinfield missed the conversion, but the defending champions led 4-0.

Michael Dobson created an opening for Cory Paterson to charge his way over the line and level the score at 4-4; the former’s conversion then edged Rovers ahead.

Leeds missed a glorious opportunity to regain their lead in the 25th minute when they gathered a short Paterson goalline drop out, Moon's error letting the Robins off the hook.

After 29 minutes of nip-and-tuck rugby, Leeds showed they, too, could score after being given successive penalties. Danny McGuire's initial kick was blocked but bounced back into his hands and, before Rovers could regroup, he had sent Delaney over close to the posts. Sinfield made no mistake with his second conversion to give the Rhinos a 10-6 lead.

Rugby league's Golden Boot winner was successful again, converting Hardaker's try in the 35th minute which was brilliantly set up for him by Rob Burrow's clever kick that left Rovers' defence standing still.

Sinfield smashed his fourth conversion attempt off the left-hand upright after Achurch's try from close range, which came on the back of him being sent over by Paul McShane.

A Rhys Lovegrove error 13 metres from the Rhinos line ended a promising Hull attack prematurely and it proved to be a costly missed opportunity.

Two minutes later Moon teased the Rovers defence with a couple of show-and-gos on his way over the line from 40 metres out. Sinfield converted to give the Rhinos a 26-6 lead.

It was the only try in the first 30 minutes of the second half as errors crept into both attacks to keep the score unchanged until Watkins scored Leeds' sixth try of the afternoon.

Carl Ablett did the hard work to send his winger away for the score and Sinfield added the extras to make it 32-6.

Sinfield was pulling the strings for the Rhinos and his 40/20 created his side's seventh try in the 74th minute, Kirke finding a way over the line to add to the home side's misery.

Trailing 38-6 with time running out, Rovers reached double figures in the 77th minute when Greg Eden's kick was grounded by Omari Caro, but it was far too little, too late.

Dobson missed the conversion before Watkins burst through the KR defence to score the final try of the game from 65 metres. Sinfield's sixth conversion left the final score 44-10.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Kallum Watkins

    Leeds

  • 80m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 79m
    try

    Omari Caro

    Hull K R

  • 75m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 75m
    try

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 70m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 69m
    try

    Kallum Watkins

    Leeds

  • 42m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 42m
    try

    Joel Moon

    Leeds

  • 40m
    try

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 38m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 38m
    try

    Zak Hardaker

    Leeds

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Lincoln Withers

    Hull K R

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    try

    Brett Delaney

    Leeds

  • 29m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Peacock

    Leeds

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Paul McShane

    Leeds

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Richard Beaumont

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    James Green

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 18m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    interchange_on

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    interchange_off

    George Griffin

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    try

    Cory Paterson

    Hull K R

  • 15m
    interchange_on

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 15m
    interchange_off

    Stevie Ward

    Leeds

  • 7m
    try

    Ryan Hall

    Leeds