Leeds Rhinos 22-33 Warrington Wolves

Friday 4th May 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 14

22-33 FT

HT: 4 11

Attendance: 11,749

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Ashton Golding, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Carl Ablett,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Kevin Brown, Harvey Livett 3, Ryan Atkins, Ben Murdoch-Masila,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin, Stefan Ratchford 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Tyrone Roberts,

Official Report / Commentary

Harvey Livett notched a hat-trick as Warrington Wolves scored four tries in the last 20 minutes to snatch a dramatic 33-22 victory over Leeds Rhinos in a pulsating Betfred Super League encounter at Headingley.

The Wolves’ eight-match winning run looked to be over when the Rhinos overturned an early 10-0 deficit to lead 22-11 after an hour thanks to tries from Ashton Golding, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall and Carl Ablett.

But Leeds-born centre Ryan Atkins gave them hope with a 62nd-minute try before Livett, the man given the chance to fill the boots of injured England forward Ben Currie, went over twice in three minutes to turn the game on its head.

Substitute Ben Murdoch Masila then piled on the agony for the defending champions with a last-minute try that put the seal on a ninth successive victory that keeps Warrington in touch with leaders St Helens.

It was sweet revenge for the Wolves’ opening-day defeat at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and represents another setback for the Rhinos, who missed the chance to climb into the top four.

Warrington head coach Steve Price said: “I felt we were always in control of the game. Credit to Leeds, they’re a quality football team, and they scored a number of quick tries in succession.

"But one thing I was pleased with was our ability to hang tough. I thought we showed a lot of resilience. I think we’ve started to turn the corner tonight in a lot of aspects.

“I’m really proud of the character. We’ve had a number of good wins as front runners, where we haven’t had to come from behind so it was really pleasing.”

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott said: “I thought Warrington’s defence was just too stiff for us. We found it hard to break a tackle in the early stages and I thought we were ineffective with the ball.

“We played without momentum for the first 20, 25 minutes and, as a result, we ended up playing catch-up.

“We got back into it and showed some character and some skill and we went through a purple patch with the ball but I never thought we were quite in charge. They were never put to bed at all, which proved to be the case.”

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 79: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 71: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 69: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 63: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 60: TRY! scored for Leeds by Carl Ablett
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 57: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ryan Hall
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 46: TRY! scored for Leeds by Joel Moon
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 40: Goal scored for Warrington by Tyrone Roberts
  • 34: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ashton Golding
  • 18: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 6: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kevin Brown
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • Key Performers

    Harvey Livett

    Tries 3
    5 5
    Metres 155

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 4
    Warrington Wolves 6

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 3
    Warrington Wolves 4

    METRES:

    Leeds Rhinos 1135
    Warrington Wolves 1300

    CARRIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 160
    Warrington Wolves 174

    TACKLES:

    Leeds Rhinos 340
    Warrington Wolves 287

    OFFLOADS:

    Leeds Rhinos 11
    Warrington Wolves 14

    PENALTIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 4
    Warrington Wolves 7

    BREAKS:

    Leeds Rhinos 2
    Warrington Wolves 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Carl Ablett 1 1 30 3 5 1 0 7 71 10.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Moon 1 0 14 0 4 4 4 9 44 4.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hall 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 13 116 8.92 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ashton Golding 1 0 12 0 0 6 0 11 90 8.18 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 17 7 1 0 0 5 21 4.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 22 4 2 0 0 7 59 8.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 23 2 3 1 0 5 38 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 36 10 1 1 0 8 87 10.88 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 47 12 3 0 0 15 96 6.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 21 1 2 2 0 12 72 6.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 18 8 2 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 4 19 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 34 4 3 0 0 17 119 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Myler 0 3 14 2 0 2 7 7 19 2.71 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ash Handley 0 0 13 0 5 2 0 9 47 5.22 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 25 2 0 1 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 5 2 3 2 0 10 83 8.30 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Harvey Livett 3 0 17 2 2 4 2 18 155 8.61 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 1 1 12 4 1 1 7 8 53 6.63 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 1 0 13 2 1 4 1 13 72 5.54 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 0 19 6 4 4 0 9 79 8.78 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Tyrone Roberts 0 1 19 2 3 3 2 5 30 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Charnley 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 13 97 7.46 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 67 13.40 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
    Tom Lineham 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 10 58 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 14 92 6.57 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 38 6 0 1 0 15 124 8.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 35 6 1 6 0 13 140 10.77 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 11 54 4.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 1 35 9 1 3 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 30 4 2 1 0 17 118 6.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Declan Patton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 15 1 3 1 0 5 54 10.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 16 3 4 0 0 6 34 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    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