Leeds Rhinos 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Monday 2nd April 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 9

20-0 FT

HT: 12 0

Official: G Dolan

Venue: Emerald Headingley Stadium

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Tom Briscoe, Ash Handley, Josh Walters,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Ash Handley continued his fine try-scoring form as Betfred Super League champions Leeds Rhinos inflicted more Headingley misery on Salford Red Devils.

The Rhinos had won their previous 10 home meetings with the Red Devils and they were never in danger of losing that record on their way to a 20-0 victory in wintry conditions.

Tom Briscoe opened the scoring and Handley went over for his seventh try in four games as Leeds took a 12-0 lead into the break.

Kallum Watkins added his third goal of the afternoon to put the Rhinos out of sight and Josh Walters slid over to complete a comfortable win, their first in three matches after coming up just short in their previous two outings.

Salford have found form at home – winning their last three games – but they remain without a win on the road.

Leeds boss Brian McDermott praised his young players for stepping up during the tough four-day Easter period, he said: "It’s been a real positive.

"It was a really challenging game on Friday against Huddersfield and people like Cam Smith and Mikolaj Oledzki step up and show you what they can do.

"You throw a Josh Walters in there who I thought was outstanding today. Don’t forget Ash Golding and Ash Handley are relatively young although they’ve been playing with us a few seasons now.

"People like Carl Ablett, Brett Ferres and Brad Singleton once again just do a load of hard work. We lost Anthony Mullally through injury and if you went through our injury list and did it in size order, our five biggest men in the squad are out injured.

"You try to contain any team that weighs heavier than you do and it starts to take its toll. You put it into context, that’s why that was a really good performance.

"When the injured blokes come back, I’ll be having words with some players that probably don’t deserve to miss out and they’ll be difficult conversations to have. But it’s great to have those types of conversations."

Red Devils head coach Ian Watson said: "There was lots of effort. Some of the young lads were outstanding, particularly Ryan Lannon in his first game this year.

"Leeds showed us in the back end of the game how you play in these conditions. They completed their sets and kicked well. When they had an opportunity to score a try they took it.

"It was never going to be one of those fancy games where you can move the ball and throw it all over the place. It was about doing the tough stuff and I thought we did that for a large majority of the game. We just didn’t take our opportunities.

"But I know we’re a good team and we’ll be alright. Just because you’ve lost at Leeds it’s not a big panic."

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 78: TRY! scored for Leeds by Josh Walters
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 19: TRY! scored for Leeds by Ash Handley
  • 7: TRY! scored for Leeds by Tom Briscoe
  • Key Performers

    Ryan Hall

    Metres 167
    2 2

    Josh Walters

    Tackles 57
    2 2

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 3
    Salford Red Devils 0

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 4
    Salford Red Devils 0

    METRES:

    Leeds Rhinos 1249
    Salford Red Devils 918

    CARRIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 201
    Salford Red Devils 150

    TACKLES:

    Leeds Rhinos 350
    Salford Red Devils 401

    OFFLOADS:

    Leeds Rhinos 9
    Salford Red Devils 4

    PENALTIES:

    Leeds Rhinos 8
    Salford Red Devils 9

    BREAKS:

    Leeds Rhinos 2
    Salford Red Devils 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Walters 1 0 57 16 3 4 0 14 71 5.07 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Ash Handley 1 0 7 0 0 4 0 16 82 5.13 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Briscoe 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 81 7.36 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 16 4 0 0 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Cameron Smith 0 0 45 9 3 1 0 14 85 6.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 19 4 2 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 1 12 3 1 0 0 6 26 4.33 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Carl Ablett 0 0 33 8 1 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 0 0 20 2 0 3 0 15 70 4.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 23 4 0 0 0 18 117 6.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 29 5 2 2 0 10 82 8.20 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Brett Delaney 0 0 30 7 1 0 0 10 66 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Richard Myler 0 0 11 1 2 1 7 6 24 4.00 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Joel Moon 0 0 14 2 1 1 4 6 31 5.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 23 167 7.26 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 1 23 2 1 3 0 15 105 7.00 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 0
    Ashton Golding 0 0 10 2 0 4 0 16 106 6.63 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 0 0 15 0 5 2 0 10 76 7.60 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 19 1 8 0 1 8 47 5.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Bibby 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 7 53 7.57 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Niall Evalds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 37 4.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 7 2 0 1 0 14 83 5.93 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Robert Lui 0 0 24 4 0 0 6 8 41 5.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Wood 0 0 21 2 3 2 1 6 32 5.33 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 33 4 0 1 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 41 4 2 2 0 7 39 5.57 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 4
    Lama Tasi 0 0 25 5 1 1 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 34 7 2 4 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    George Griffin 0 0 45 6 3 2 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Murray 0 0 30 6 0 2 0 11 65 5.91 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Littlejohn 0 0 22 5 1 0 4 2 11 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 20 3 0 0 0 8 43 5.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Burgess 0 0 29 6 1 0 0 14 89 6.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 31 9 3 0 0 8 48 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

    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