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Leeds 46-10 Hull

Leeds (22) 46
Tries: Smith 2, Senior 2, Webb, Ablett, Hall, Sinfield Goals: Sinfield 7
Hull FC (10) 16
Tries: Whiting, Yeaman, Radford Goals: Tickle 2


Keith Senior in action for Leeds
Senior scored two tries on his 300th appearance for Leeds

Keith Senior scored two tries on his 300th club appearance as Leeds cruised to a comfortable victory over Hull.

The centre added to Lee Smith's opening try as Leeds took a 22-10 half-time lead, with additional scores from full-back Brent Webb and centre Carl Ablett.

Richard Whiting and Kirk Yeaman kept Hull in touch, but Leeds took control as Smith touched down a second try, along with Senior and Ryan Hall.

Lee Radford scored Hull's third before Kevin Sinfield's last-minute try.

Veteran Senior, one of only five men to have played in all 14 seasons of Super League, was in excellent form as Leeds closed the gap on Super League leaders St Helens to two points.

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The Great Britain centre touched down his 150th and 151st try of his Leeds career, as well as setting up Hall with a deft pop pass for the winger to touch down from 40m.

Hull centre Yeaman also reached a significant landmark in the first half when he scored his 100th try for Hull following a brilliant one-handed gather from Richard Horne's grubber kick.

But despite a spirited display, basic errors cost the visitors as the Rhinos ripped their defence to shreds with their slick passing game.


Leeds coach Brian McClennan:
"It was a good step forward and a pretty good advancement on where we've been travelling over the last few games. I thought we did a pretty good job overall.

"We've utilised our time off really well. It was a pretty decent side Hull put out. It very tight in the first 20, 30 minutes but you could see we were beginning to get a grip on the game.

"Defensively we lifted up a bit. We know there is still a long way to go but it was nice to be able to assess the team and use the word ruthless about us."

Hull coach Richard Agar:
"We've had six errors or penalties go against us and conceded on the back of each one.

"You have to question our fortitude and toughness when things don't go our way.

"We've got to be more resilient than that. We're kidding ourselves if we think that was an acceptable effort. I thought our heads went down too easily when things went against us.

"At half-time we asked for a little more fight because we thought we were well in the game but the response in the second half told quite a story about us."


Leeds: Webb, Donald, Smith, Senior, Hall, Sinfield, McGuire, Leuluai, Buderus, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Kirke, Ablett. Replacements: Bailey, Lauitiiti, Diskin, Burgess.

Hull: Tony, Calderwood, Whiting, Yeaman, Raynor, R. Horne, Thorman, Dowes, Berrigan, Thackray, Burnett, Tickle, Radford Replacements: King, Houghton, Lee, Moa.

Referee: T Alibert (Toulouse)



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see also
Senior signs new Rhinos contract
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Castleford 22-24 Leeds
15 May 09 |  Rugby League
Cusack set to miss rest of season
19 May 09 |  Hull
Fitzgibbon agrees to join Hull FC
16 May 09 |  Hull
Hull 16-18 Warrington
16 May 09 |  Rugby League


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