Super League  Sunday 22nd June 2014  Select Security Stadium Halton  Att: 5,543

Squad

Ah Van, Allen, Carberry, Craven, Dean, Gerrard, Gilmore, Gore, Flynn, Hanbury, Isa, Johnson, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, White.

Squad

Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Delaney, Sutcliffe, Bailey, Kirke, Singleton, T. Briscoe, Walters, R. Ward.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joe Mellor

Grant Gore

Patrick Ah Van

Rhys Hanbury

Chris Dean

GOAL SCORERS:

Patrick Ah Van

Patrick Ah Van

Patrick Ah Van

Patrick Ah Van

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Josh Walters

Danny McGuire

Tom Briscoe

Liam Sutcliffe

Kevin Sinfield

Danny McGuire

Kallum Watkins

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Leeds stand-off Danny McGuire bagged a brace of tries as the Rhinos fought off a valiant Widnes Vikings charge to take the points at the Select Security Stadium.

McGuire was at his creative, poaching best for the Rhinos and his efforts either side of half-time proved to be the difference between the teams.

The Vikings had no less than seven players missing from their starting line-up from the side that faced Hull FC and Wigan Warriors last week and a resounding Leeds win would not have been a surprise.

No Kevin Brown, Jon Clarke, Danny Tickle or Jack Owens, amongst others, meant it was always going to be a tough afternoon for the home side facing a Leeds side keen to put right their loss to Huddersfield Giants last week.

Conceding more than 100 points in their last two games was not the ideal preparation for the Vikings either but they led 16-10 at the break against a full-strength Leeds line-up that welcomed back star hooker Paul Aiton after his recovery from illness.

Kallum Watkins got Leeds ticking over after only three minutes as he got the better of the Vikings' left-edge defence. Kevin Sinfield could not add the extras from the touchline but he made amends minutes later with an easy conversion from in front after Ben Jones-Bishop cut through to give McGuire an easy score.

Widnes got back into it on 20 minutes as the impressive Rhys Hanbury sent in Chris Dean, who finished off a sweeping Vikings move.

Patrick Ah Van knocked over an excellent conversion from the sideline and Widnes were in again 10 minutes later as Ryan Hall failed to deal with Danny Craven's towering kick after good pressure from Paddy Flynn and Hanbury touched down.

Ah Van converted and he got in on the try-scoring act himself right on the hooter from Danny Craven's kick.

Widnes deserved their 16-10 interval lead but that was about the best it got as the Rhinos surged ahead with two tries in three minutes from Sinfield and Liam Sutcliffe.

Hall then set up Tom Briscoe after a powerful run on 62 minutes to put Leeds in the driving seat before McGuire stretched their lead further.

Widnes got one back through substitute hooker Grant Gore but Leeds hit back through substitute Josh Walters. Sinfield added the extras to wrap the game up with four minutes left.

There was still time for returning scrum-half Joe Mellor to race the full length for the Vikings, to cap off a decent personal effort after 14 weeks out, but it was merely a consolation.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Joe Mellor

    Widnes

  • 80m
    goal

    Patrick Ah Van

    Widnes

  • 75m
    try

    Josh Walters

    Leeds

  • 75m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 72m
    goal

    Patrick Ah Van

    Widnes

  • 72m
    try

    Grant Gore

    Widnes

  • 67m
    try

    Danny McGuire

    Leeds

  • 62m
    try

    Tom Briscoe

    Leeds

  • 62m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 61m
    interchange_off

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 61m
    interchange_off

    Brett Delaney

    Leeds

  • 61m
    interchange_on

    Josh Walters

    Leeds

  • 61m
    interchange_on

    Grant Gore

    Widnes

  • 50m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 50m
    try

    Liam Sutcliffe

    Leeds

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Adam Lawton

    Widnes

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 48m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 48m
    try

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 45m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    Leeds

  • 45m
    interchange_on

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 40m
    try

    Patrick Ah Van

    Widnes

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    Brad Singleton

    Leeds

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 30m
    try

    Rhys Hanbury

    Widnes

  • 30m
    goal

    Patrick Ah Van

    Widnes

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Alex Gerrard

    Widnes

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Paul Johnson

    Widnes

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Willie Isa

    Widnes

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    Leeds

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Paul Aiton

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Robbie Ward

    Leeds

  • 20m
    try

    Chris Dean

    Widnes

  • 20m
    goal

    Patrick Ah Van

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Ben Kavanagh

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Brad Singleton

    Leeds

  • 13m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 13m
    try

    Danny McGuire

    Leeds

  • 3m
    try

    Kallum Watkins

    Leeds