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Leeds 46-8 Huddersfield

Leeds (18) 46
Tries: Donald, Jones-Buchanan, McGuire 2, Hall 2, Webb, Senior Goals: Sinfield 7

Huddersfield (2) 8
Tries: Aspinwall Goals: Thorman 2


Leeds v Huddersfield

Leeds recovered from a slow start to claim an easy win over Huddersfield.

The Rhinos conceded an early penalty but Jamie Jones-Buchanan scored one try and created two others to put them in control.

Scott Donald and Danny McGuire crossed before the interval and the Rhinos then scored three more tries within 12 minutes of the re-start.

McGuire, with his second, Brent Webb, Ryan Hall (2) and Keith Senior crossed for the home side to seal the win.

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield, fit after his knee-injury scare, kicked seven goals from eight attempts.


Leeds coach Brian McClennan:

"We played pretty well in the first half but I thought the second half was really poor.

"Both teams were really poor. We coughed up the ball eight times and Huddersfield spilled it even more. We have still got a lot of work to do.

"We need to improve on that if we are to stay in big games and compete at the top level of the game."

Huddersfield joint caretaker coach Keiron Purtill:

"Obviously, we are disappointed with the result. I thought Leeds were very good. They were very clinical and had a point to prove after losing at Wigan.

"These are tough times for us at the moment. We've just got to keep working hard and come through the other side.

"Consistency has been a problem for us this year. We are giving away too many penalties and making too many errors. We've got to have a look at ourselves and put things right."


Leeds: Webb, Hall, Toopi, Senior, Donald, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Diskin, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis, Sinfield.
Replacements: Lauitiiti, Bailey, Burgess, Ablett.

Huddersfield: Cudjoe, Aspinwall, Elford, Whaturia, Jensen, Robinson, Thorman, Mason, Jones, Raleigh, Snitch, Wild, K Brown.
Replacements: Jackson, Griffin, Hudson, Kirmond.

Referee: T Alibert (RFL)

see also
Wigan 23-22 Leeds
06 Jul 08 |  Rugby League
Huddersfield 25-24 Bradford
06 Jul 08 |  Rugby League


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