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Match Report – St Helens 42 – 12 Leeds | NEWSRUX

Leeds Rhinos self-destruct within the second half, shedding Bodene Thompson, James Bentley to sin-binnings, and Zane Tetevano to wild pink card; Saints rating by means of Konrad Hurrell (two), Alex Walmsley (two), Regan Grace, Agnatius Paasi, Joe Batchelor, Dan Norman

Final Up to date: 23/06/22 10:34pm

Konrad Hurrell scored twice against his former club as St Helens hammered Leeds

Konrad Hurrell scored twice in opposition to his former membership as St Helens hammered Leeds

Former Leeds favorite Konrad Hurrell scored two tries in opposition to his previous membership to assist St Helens to a powerful 42-12 win that takes them six factors clear of their pursuit of an unprecedented fourth successive Tremendous League title.

Hurrell, who has loved a brand new lease of life since his transfer from Leeds within the winter, additionally scored in Saints’ 26-0 win at Headingley in April and his well-taken tries within the early a part of every half put them on their option to a sixth successive league victory.

England prop Alex Walmsley additionally touched down twice as Saints ran in 16 factors within the final 14 minutes in opposition to the fast-fading guests.

Leeds’ distress was compounded by the 76th-minute dismissal of ahead Zane Tetevano for a excessive deal with on Hurrell, along with the sooner sin-binning of Bodene Thompson.

They usually completed with 11 males when former Saints second rower James Bentley, contemporary from finishing a 3rd ban of the season, was given a yellow card for delaying a play-the-ball.

Leeds Rhinos' Zane Tetvano was red carded for a shockingly wild and high tackle on Hurrell

Leeds Rhinos’ Zane Tetvano was pink carded for a surprisingly wild and excessive deal with on Hurrell

Saints had large performances from Jonny Lomax and Morgan Knowles, in after sitting out final week’s England sport with minor knocks, however there have been additionally eye-catching shows from children Jon Bennison and Jake Wingfield in addition to evergreen captain James Roby.

Bennison operated at full-back rather than the injured Will Hopoate whereas Leeds had Aidan Sezer again after a nine-match absence to resume his half-back partnership with Blake Austin

Explosive front-row play from Walmsley and his new England team-mate Matty Lees received St Helens on the entrance foot from the beginning and it was no shock once they opened the scoring by means of Hurrell, who proved unstoppable 10 metres from the road.

Hurrell opened the scoring for Leeds with a try in the eighth minute

Hurrell opened the scoring for Leeds with a strive within the eighth minute

Younger Bennison provided the ultimate cross and he mixed with Hurrell to get winger Tom Makinson shut 10 minutes later earlier than a elegant cross round his tackler by unfastened ahead Morgan Knowles received Walmsley over for the champions’ second strive.

Makinson kicked each conversions on his option to a 10-point haul to make it 12-0 however Leeds had been in no temper to roll over.

Alex Walmsley scored two tries in the victory for St Helens

Alex Walmsley scored two tries within the victory for St Helens

Centre Harry Newman had already proven his class with a neat break and he produced extra devastating footwork to attain the Rhinos’ first strive within the twenty second minute after winger David Fusitu’a had brilliantly caught Austin’s kick on the total and handed inside earlier than being thrown into contact.

Rhyse Martin added the aim and Leeds thought they’d drawn degree when substitute Sam Walters was the primary to achieve Kruise Leeming’s grubber kick just for slow-motion replays to point he had misplaced management of the ball.

Saints made the a lot of the reprieve by scoring a pleasant third strive 5 minutes earlier than the interval, Roby dealing with twice in an exhilarating transfer earlier than winger Regan Grace compelled his method over on the nook regardless of the suspicion of a knock-on.

Regan Grace's try was controversially awarded, despite suspicions he may have lost control

Regan Grace’s strive was controversially awarded, regardless of suspicions he could have misplaced management

Trailing 16-6 on the break, there was no method again for the guests when Hurrell collected Makinson’s cross off the bottom to attain his second strive three minutes into the second half.

Thompson pulled a strive again within the 52nd minute after Saints did not cope with Austin’s excessive kick and Martin’s second aim lower the deficit to eight factors.

However the house aspect restored their three-score benefit 4 minutes later when substitute Agnatius Paasi charged over from shut vary for his first Tremendous League strive after Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker had misplaced the ball within the first deal with 15 metres out from his personal line.

Agnatius Paasi scored a crucial try to take the game away from Leeds in the second half

Agnatius Paasi scored a vital attempt to take the sport away from Leeds within the second half

The Rhinos had been decreased to 12 males when Thompson was sin-binned for a harmful deal with and it shortly went downhill from there.

Second rower Joe Batchelor and substitute prop Dan Norman went by means of gaping holes in a 12-man defence to attain tries and Walmsley crashed over for his second when the Rhinos had been additional depleted.

Joe Batchelor scored St Helens' sixth try as Leeds capitulated late on

Joe Batchelor scored St Helens’ sixth strive as Leeds capitulated late on

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