Huddersfield Giants 12-36 Leeds Rhinos

Friday 22nd September 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 7

12-36 FT

HT: 6 16

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: The John Smith's Stadium

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Michael Lawrence, Ryan Hinchcliffe,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Kallum Watkins, Danny McGuire 2, Jimmy Keinhorst, Anthony Mullally, Rob Burrow,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 6,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Veteran half-backs Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow provided further evidence of their rich tryscoring ability as Leeds Rhinos warmed up for next Friday's play-off semi-final with a 36-12 rout of Huddersfield Giants.

McGuire, who will continue his career at promoted Hull KR when he leaves Headingley at the end of the season, touched down twice to strengthen his position at the top of the Betfred Super League chart with 236 tries while Burrow, who will soon be hanging up his boots, scored his 168th to climb to eighth in the all-time list.

While Leeds can now look forward to a meeting with Hull FC at Headingley next Friday for a place in the Grand Final, Huddersfield's season petered out with a fourth successive defeat, a disappointing way for Danny Brough to mark his 300th Super League appearance.

Leeds centre Kallum Watkins scored the first of his side's six tries - which he converted - with Jimmy Keinhorst and Anthony Mullally also crossing over, while Michael Lawrence and Ryan Hinchcliffe scored a try apiece for the hosts as Brough added the extras.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "It was a good workout, lots of blokes were physically challenged and we've come out of it with no injuries, apart from Brett Delaney."

He added: "It's not looking good for him, I don't think he will play next week."

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone said: "Defensively the soft tries we conceded were really frustrating for us. At this level you'e got to make the opposition work for tries, and we handed them a couple.

"It was a wet slippery night, but Leeds definitely showed more resilience in defence."

  • 71: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 70: TRY! scored for Leeds by Rob Burrow
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 67: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 59: TRY! scored for Leeds by Anthony Mullally
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 54: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 25: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Michael Lawrence
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 22: TRY! scored for Leeds by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 17: TRY! scored for Leeds by Danny McGuire
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 2: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Ryan Hinchcliffe

    Clean Breaks 3
    1 1

    Mitchell Garbutt

    Metres 192
    2 2

    Danny McGuire

    Clean Breaks 3
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Huddersfield Giants 4
    Leeds Rhinos 12

    Goals:

    Huddersfield Giants 4
    Leeds Rhinos 12

    METRES:

    Huddersfield Giants 1381
    Leeds Rhinos 1377

    CARRIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 184
    Leeds Rhinos 177

    TACKLES:

    Huddersfield Giants 333
    Leeds Rhinos 349

    OFFLOADS:

    Huddersfield Giants 10
    Leeds Rhinos 11

    PENALTIES:

    Huddersfield Giants 6
    Leeds Rhinos 4

    BREAKS:

    Huddersfield Giants 10
    Leeds Rhinos 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 28 4 2 8 0 16 135 8.44 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Mike Lawrence 1 0 36 8 1 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 8 0 1 1 1 4 32 8.00 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 32 10 2 1 0 13 107 8.23 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Mason 0 0 25 7 1 1 0 13 93 7.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 30 8 1 0 0 11 91 8.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 1 8 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 23 7 1 4 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 34 10 4 2 1 15 116 7.73 1 11 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Sam Rapira 0 0 41 7 1 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Danny Brough 0 1 13 3 1 1 8 13 72 5.54 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 16 2 1 2 2 9 70 7.78 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 16 121 7.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Turner 0 1 9 2 0 2 1 11 112 10.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jared Simpson 0 0 7 2 2 0 2 13 113 8.69 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 5 0 2 3 1 16 102 6.38 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Danny McGuire 2 0 13 3 0 6 4 5 90 18.00 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 1 0 44 9 4 0 1 8 69 8.63 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kallum Watkins 1 0 18 3 2 2 0 16 131 8.19 1 3 2 0 6 1 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 1 0 23 6 1 1 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Burrow 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 11 85 7.73 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 21 2 3 1 2 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Hall 0 1 8 0 0 4 0 17 139 8.18 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 12 84 7.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ash Golding 0 1 10 1 4 2 0 13 70 5.38 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 0 0 27 5 3 2 0 21 192 9.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 2 20 6 1 1 0 7 39 5.57 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Ormondroyd 0 0 22 5 2 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Carl Ablett 0 0 44 6 1 0 0 12 101 8.42 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Brett Delaney 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 33 7 0 0 1 15 117 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 30 8 1 0 0 11 69 6.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 30 4 4 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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