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Match Report – Leeds 36 – 12 Hull KR


Rob Lui scores a try on his last posting at Headingley as Leeds Rhinos book Super League play-off against Wigan Warriors following victory over Hull KR; Matt Prior, Tom Holroyd, Richie Myler, James Donaldson, Ash Handley also score, Rhyse Martin adding six goals.

Last update: 09/17/21 10:57 PM

Highlights as Rob Lui ended his Leeds career at Headingley in style with victory

Highlights as Rob Lui ended his Leeds career at Headingley in style with victory

Veteran fighter Rob Lui left Headingley in style with a vintage performance to help Leeds secure a 36-12 victory over Hull KR as they won a trip to Wigan in the Super League playoffs.

He, who ends his professional career and returns to Australia at the end of the season, scored the first try and tormented the Robins all night with his creative skills as the Rhinos finished the regular season with five wins. on their last seven. matches to clinch a fifth place.

Leeds have won the Grand Final twice from fifth place and are expected to host plenty of forwards for next Thursday’s trip to the DW Stadium, where they triumphed 14-0 a month ago.

Hull KR were beaten well, but a sixth place finish is a huge achievement for the Wood Spoons from last year and they won’t fear an away tie against Warrington next Friday.

Castleford’s loss on Thursday night removed the danger, but former Rovers to Leeds coach Tony Smith has consistently named his best available team, with Jimmy Keinhorst and Will Tate filling in the gaps created by the loss of duo Ryan Hall and Greg Minikin injured at the end of the season. .

Hull KR enjoyed most of the start of play, with half-back Jordan Abdull pulling the strings wisely, but the Rhinos’ defense looked confident throughout.

Leeds opened the scoring against the run of the game, him bamboozling the visitors’ defense with his remarkable footwork to clear his way to the line.

The Robins equalized five minutes later when center Brad Takairangi nabbed a stray pass from Leeds winger Ash Handley halfway through and sent half-back Mikey Lewis running for a try, which Abdull scored from. outside.

The Rovers continued to try their luck but lacked penetration and the Rhinos went wild with three more tries in the final 12 minutes of the first half to take control of the game.

Mainstay Matt Prior crashed on a short pass from hooker Kruise Leeming, who then crossed the line to create the position of substitute rower ahead of Tom Holroyd for his second try of the season.

Handley denied Rovers winger Ben Crooks a try with a timely ankle kick and at the other end a sublime pass from Lui freed second rower Rhyse Martin and half-back Richie Myler was in support for complete his team’s fourth try.

Martin kicked all four conversions as the home side led 24-6 at the break and they quickly added to their tally when Leeming secured second rower James Donaldson who made his way over six minutes after the start of the second half.

Martin maintained his precision with the conversion and he did it six of six when Handley came together in Myler’s long looping pass to produce an acrobatic finish for Leeds’ final try.

Hull KR still managed to put his hosts under intense defensive pressure and it paid off when full-back Will Dagger went for a consolation try with six minutes remaining.

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Match Report – Leeds 36 – 12 Hull KR

Richard Agar was overall quite happy with Leeds Rhinos’ 36-12 loss to Hull KR.

Richard Agar was overall quite happy with Leeds Rhinos’ 36-12 loss to Hull KR.

Match Report – Leeds 36 – 12 Hull KR

Rhyse Martin takes home the Super League Player of the Match title and Golden Boot after Leeds’ 36-12 win over Hull KR.

Rhyse Martin takes home the Super League Player of the Match title and Golden Boot after Leeds’ 36-12 win over Hull KR.

Match Report – Leeds 36 – 12 Hull KR

Tony Smith felt that Hull KR was well beaten by a more energetic Leeds Rhinos side in the Super League.

Tony Smith felt that Hull KR was well beaten by a more energetic Leeds Rhinos side in the Super League.

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