Super League  Friday 30th August 2013  Headingley Carnegie Stadium  Att:

Squad

Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Moore, Singleton, Sutcliffe, Foster.

Squad

Webb, Blanch, Pryce, Bosc, Dureau, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Pelissier, Larroyer, Bousquet, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Whitehead, Garcia.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Danny McGuire

Mitch Achurch

Ryan Hall

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Oliver Elima

Lopini Paea

GOAL SCORERS:

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Full Report

Match Official: P Bentham

A late try by Danny McGuire on his return from a broken leg helped Leeds Rhinos get back to winning ways as they edged out Catalan Dragons 20-12.

Ryan Hall's clever run allowed Leeds to open the scoring after a cagey first half-hour, and Kevin Sinfield converted before he added a penalty goal for an 8-0 lead for the hosts at the break.

Catalan hit back when Lopini Paea crossed and another score by Olivier Elima gave the visitors a second-half lead, but Mitch Achurch's fine try saw Leeds regain the lead before McGuire sealed the win in the dying stages.

Leeds welcomed back McGuire as he made his first appearance since breaking his leg in May while forward Ryan Bailey returned but Rob Burrow missed out due to a back injury.

Sydney Roosters-bound prop Remi Casty returned for Catalan after he missed the home win against Wigan Warriors through injury.

The home side immediately showed their intent by collecting the ball from their own kick-off, though the momentum was lost when Bailey knocked on.

Catalan turned the screw straight away as Ian Henderson broke down the blindside, but he did not choose the right option and Thomas Bosc was brought down and subsequently lost possession.

Both sides were showing a willingness to throw the ball around in their own half, but a wonderful passing move for the Dragons was halted when Damien Blanch kicked aimlessly ahead.

Tempers flared in the 26th minute which led to Leeds' Bailey and the Dragons' Blanch were sin-binned by referee Phil Bentham.

One minute later Hall showed his intelligence by exposing the blindside in Blanch's absence, racing down the side-line from dummy-half and stepping inside Catalan's Brent Webb for the opening score.

Sinfield converted and, on the back of an epic run by Joel Moon, the Leeds captain added a penalty goal before the break despite receiving a knock to his shoulder.

At the start of the second half Vincent Duport earned his side great field position after a penalty which led to the Dragons being camped on the Rhinos' line, before Scott Dureau provided an excellent short pass for Paea to cross.

Bosc reduced Leeds' lead to two points with the conversion but Leeds regained the momentum and went close when Brad Singleton was held up.

However, Elima barged over from close range for Catalan moments later to give the French side the lead as he exposed some poor defence by the hosts, and Bosc converted to give the Dragons a four-point lead.

Bosc missed the opportunity to extend the lead after an Elliott Whitehead interception led to a penalty.

Leeds then dominated a frantic period of the game late on and punished the French side with eight minutes remaining, with Liam Sutcliffe sending Achurch on his way and the big prop raced through to score.

Sinfield converted to give the home side the lead and then created McGuire's late score which sealed the win.

Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 79m
    try

    Danny McGuire

    Leeds

  • 73m
    try

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 73m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 67m
    interchange_on

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 67m
    interchange_off

    Brad Singleton

    Leeds

  • 59m
    try

    Oliver Elima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 59m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 45m
    try

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 45m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 37m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Alex Foster

    Leeds

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Chris Clarkson

    Leeds

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Benjamin Garcia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Gregory Mounis

    Catalan Dragons

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Ian Henderson

    Catalan Dragons

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 27m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 27m
    try

    Ryan Hall

    Leeds

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Jamal Fakir

    Catalan Dragons

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Elima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Julian Bousquet

    Catalan Dragons

  • 15m
    interchange_on

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 15m
    interchange_off

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds