Match Report – Leeds Rhinos Under 16s

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Match Report – Leeds Rhinos Under 16s

Hull Kingston Rovers Under 16s weren’t able to continue their winning run as the unbeaten Leeds Rhinos came away with a comfortable 32-18 win at Hull College Craven Park last night.

Leeds’ Jack Johnson got the first try of the game in the opening minutes, who supported his teammate on the outside to score. Jack Sinfield also got the two points.

Just before the opening quarter came to a close, Rovers responded as Connor Barley breaks the Rhinos defence along the 40m metre line and no one was able to challenge him. Barley converts the try and Rovers were level at six points apiece.

The Robins kept causing themselves problems as the errors and incomplete sets began to creep up on them, Leeds were able to capitalise on a three-man overlap where Sonny Pattinson was the player to finish. Sinfield wasn’t able to convert and Rovers weren’t able to break down the Leeds defence for the remainder of the first half.

Half-time: Hull Kingston Rovers 6-10 Leeds Rhinos.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Rovers issues crept in to create problems, and Leeds were able to capitalise from their mistake as Lloyd McEwan-Peters charged over to score.

Hull KR were able to respond with a try of their own after arguably their best spell of possession during the game. Persistent pressure on the Leeds defence soon came through as the prop-forward Zachary Fishwick powered over to reduce the deficit to four after Barley’s conversion went through.

Coming into the closing stages, it became a scrappy affair as the players for both sides looked fatigued. Leeds looked to have been the dominant team for large spells of the second-half as looked to have sealed the deal with two tries.

Rovers had a glimmer of hope as Lennie Ellis had a moment of brilliance when he scored from his own chip and chase, but McEwan-Peters was soon able to shut down any hopes of a win for the Robins. Barley’s kick meant that Rovers trailed by 14 points at full-time.

Full-time: Hull Kingston Rovers 18-32 Leeds Rhinos.

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