20th October 2017, 16:54 | university

Leeds lead against Hull

Leeds lead against Hull

University round-up | Northern Premier

By Dan Richardson

Leeds faced Hull at home in the Premier North this week, getting their second win of the season as the score finished 56-6.

The home side showed some great defence to keep their opposition to just one try as only Nathan Hill got over the line. Kieran Smith converted for Hull with Kyle Saunders being given their man of the match award.

Leeds' Man of the Match, Bradley Taylor, scored two tries for his side, with Oliver Cottom and Harry Aaronson also getting doubles. The other tries were scored by Reece Brunt, Luke Townend, Freddy Foreman and Harry Twinberrow. 

Aaronson got a total of 20 points this week as he converted eight from 10 attempts, plus his try added to those 16 points.

Leeds captain, Joel Whipp, said: "Our team performed extremely well, our mobile forwards worked hard up the middle which allowed our backs to shift the ball about in the good conditions.

"Our defence was outstanding all game long too, and only allowing a team like Hull to score six points is a big achievement for us.”

Hull coach Richard Tate said: "We definitely weren’t at the races today and Leeds University completely out enthused us in every aspect of the game.

"They played some very simple but effective rugby against us. We need to put this result behind us, work hard in training and look towards next week."

The other two games this week in the Premier North were both high scoring and both away wins. The first was a 56-0 away win for Leeds Beckett over Nottingham

Although Nottingham did not manage to get on the scoresheet, they gave their man of the match to Sam Adejumo. Leeds Beckett scored 13 tries in total, four of which were scored by Lee Registe supported by a hat-trick from Louie Godfrey.

Dominic Matteo and Simon Jones got two each while the other two were scored by Ryan Procter and Conner Davis. Sam Druce kicked four conversions and full-back Jacob Morgan was awarded the man of the match after assisting six tries and clearing up all attacking kicks.

The second away win came from Northumbria who continued their strong form. They beat Newcastle with a 48-12 away win.

Adam Bielby and Joe Capless crossed twice each and Jack Quinn, Alex Young, Dan Coates, Paddy Hargreaves and Northumbria’s man of the match Alex Clegg, all scored one. Coates also converted six of the nine tries.

The home side only scored twice, through Jason Bass and Matt Hogg with Hogg also converting both of the tries. Liam Tasker was awarded Newcastle’s man of the match.