Leeds Rhinos  6
St. Helens  20
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
22nd Mar 2024
RLCC6
AWAY
7108
(HT:6:10)

2 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Waqa Blake
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

7 - Moses Mbye
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

9 - Daryl Clark
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1

11 - Matt Whitley
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

12 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

14 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

15 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

16 - Jake Wingfield
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

17 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub




MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints had the first big chance three minutes in. A penalty for offside pushed the Red V deep into Leeds territory. Saints opted to go short as Daryl Clark found Alex Walmsley who tried to crash over, but the ball came loose relieving the pressure on Leeds’ line. Saints went for two after earning a penalty ten minutes in, Captain Jonny Lomax struck it through the posts from wide left, 0-2 we led. Five minutes later, Saints had a second shot at goal after Matty Lees was tipped in a tackle, Lomax converted again, 0-4. Against the run of play, Leeds struck back in the 26th minute. With Saints camped on the Rhinos line, Lomax tried to feed the ball down our left edge but it was intercepted by Harry Newman who raced the length to level the scores. Martin converted, 6-4 Leeds led. Just before the break Lomax had another shot at goal, as the Rhinos conceded another penalty deep inside their own half. From the restart, Saints again moved downfield, Daryl Clark made a dash from dummy half and burrowed his way over from close range with the final action of the first half. Lomax added the extras, 6-10 Saints led at the break.

The first big opening came 15 minutes into the second forty. Brodie Croft tried an early kick to Leeds’ left with the ball looking destined for Ash Handley’s arms, a great recovery by Jon Bennison saw him come away with the ball, as Saints survived. Both sides then got reduced to twelve men. Tom Holroyd took offence to a shot from Welsby, Clark reacted and both sides got involved in a scuffle on the touchline. As a result, Saints got a penalty and both Holroyd and Clark would miss the next ten minutes. Saints’ lead was then extended. Saints went right as Mbye found Joe Batchelor, whose blocked kicked found it way back to Mbye, who found Konrad Hurrell and he found Bennison to dive over in the corner. Lomax nailed the conversion from the right touchline, 6-16 Saints led. With eleven minutes to go, Saints grabbed their third try. The visitors kept the ball alive on the last, Bell tried a kick which ricocheted into Alex Walmsley’s hands, and the prop wasn’t going to be stopped from close range. Lomax missed the kick, 6-20. That was the final action of the game, as Saints reached the last eight of the Betfred Challenge Cup with a dominant 6-20 victory over Leeds Rhinos.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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