Friday 15th September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

44-2 FT

( 16-2 HT )

Official: L Moore

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Liam Sutcliffe, Danny McGuire, Tom Briscoe, Matt Parcell 2, Adam Cuthbertson, Anthony Mullally, Brett Ferres,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Betfred Super League title contenders Leeds Rhinos ran in eight tries to end Salford Red Devils' slender play-off hopes with a thumping 44-2 win at Headingley.

The Red Devils ended their eight-game losing run in emphatic fashion against Huddersfield last week but their season is over after they were blown away by a Rhinos side already guaranteed a home semi-final.

Veterans Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire, who came through the academy together, gave the Rhinos fans a moment to savour before they both depart at the end of the season. Burrow made a darting break from dummy half and McGuire was in support to finish as Leeds took a firm grip on the match in the first half.

Liam Sutcliffe and Tom Briscoe scored either side of McGuire's try to give the Rhinos a 16-2 half-time lead after they had gone behind to Gareth O'Brien's early penalty.

Matt Parcell helped himself to a double off the bench to take his try tally for the year to 19 while Adam Cuthbertson, Anthony Mullally and Brett Ferres also crossed as Leeds made it 10 straight home wins over Salford in style.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: “I’ve got to say Tom Briscoe, and you all know where he’s been this year, that type of performance under that amount of pressure is not to be sniffed at.

“Every team kicks to him and he’s answered all the questions over the last two months. He’s had a pretty good offensive game as well."

Salford coach Ian Watson said: “The top four has gone for us but the fact that we’ve stuck in and still been in with a chance with two games to go is big progress.

“We’ve had a bad run of late but that doesn’t tell the full story of how far we’ve come as a team.”

  • 73: TRY! scored for Leeds by Brett Ferres
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 70: TRY! scored for Leeds by Anthony Mullally
  • 60: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 57: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 53: TRY! scored for Leeds by Matt Parcell
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 35: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 14: TRY! scored for Leeds by Liam Sutcliffe
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Salford by Gareth O'Brien
  • Key Performers

    Stevie Ward

    Tackles 31

    Tom Briscoe

    Metres 158
    Clean Breaks 4

    Rob Burrow

    Forty Twenty 1

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 8
    Salford Red Devils 0

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 6
    Salford Red Devils 1

    METRES:

    Leeds Rhinos 1439
    Salford Red Devils 871

    CARRIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 179
    Salford Red Devils 143

    TACKLES:

    Leeds Rhinos 320
    Salford Red Devils 351

    OFFLOADS:

    Leeds Rhinos 8
    Salford Red Devils 5

    PENALTIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 9
    Salford Red Devils 9

    BREAKS:

    Leeds Rhinos 11
    Salford Red Devils 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Matt Parcell 2 1 10 3 0 4 0 5 22 4.40 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony Mullally 1 0 27 5 1 2 0 4 34 8.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brett Ferres 1 0 19 3 0 1 0 12 103 8.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 1 21 5 1 5 0 14 96 6.86 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Danny McGuire 1 1 14 3 2 1 8 7 69 9.86 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Sutcliffe 1 0 22 2 2 4 2 11 102 9.27 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 3 0 0 11 0 11 158 14.36 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 31 8 0 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Singleton 0 0 26 5 3 0 0 10 66 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Stevie Ward 0 1 31 5 0 1 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 36 7 0 1 0 12 72 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Burrow 0 1 10 2 0 2 3 17 127 7.47 1 13 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 18 4 2 1 0 21 183 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Moon 0 1 10 3 0 0 1 5 38 7.60 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 15 112 7.47 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 23 5 2 1 0 12 91 7.58 0 0 1 0 6 2 2 1
    Ash Golding 0 0 10 0 0 3 0 11 84 7.64 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 0 0 11 4 3 3 0 15 94 6.27 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 23 6 2 0 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Bibby 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 13 53 4.08 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 12 54 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Manu Vatuvei 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 11 95 8.64 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Robert Lui 0 0 17 5 3 1 3 9 69 7.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Gareth O'Brien 0 0 16 2 7 1 5 8 26 3.25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 35 3 3 0 0 8 33 4.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 22 2 4 0 0 4 29 7.25 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 23 3 3 0 0 4 10 2.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joshua Jones 0 0 30 8 1 4 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Griffin 0 0 41 7 3 0 0 11 61 5.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 41 10 0 0 0 9 55 6.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 17 3 1 1 0 7 59 8.43 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 19 2 1 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Walne 0 0 20 4 2 0 0 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kriss Brining 0 0 24 2 1 1 0 3 35 11.67 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties